Halifax, a year-round destination

By Deanna Wilmshurst   Destination Halifax

Halifax, situated on the second largest natural harbour in the world, is a modern port city teeming with culture and heritage. Life here revolves around the sea. Follow in the footsteps of princes, privateers and press gangs as you stroll through our safe, walkable downtown experiencing over 250 years of Halifax history. Pier into our past at Pier 21 - Canada's Ellis Island or experience the noon gun ceremony at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and see the set of Theodore Tugboat and his friends in the “Big Harbour” or sit in a replica of a deck chair at the Titanic exhibit. Halifax delights visitors and citizens alike with its impressive array of museums, galleries, historic sites, fine restaurants, colourful gardens and lively nightlife.

A year-round tourism destination Halifax offers an abundance of entertainment options - dine on the freshest seafood prepared by world renowned chefs, shop for local hand crafted pewter and mouth blown Crystal, tap your toes to the Celtic beat of live musicians in one of our many pubs, play the slots at Casino Nova Scotia, cruise the harbour on a tall ship or just relax by the sea and watch the sailboats drift idly by.

Enjoy homemade gingerbread while the sun sets over the lighthouse at Peggy's Cove or take a leisurely coastal drive along the scenic eastern shore. Explore charming seaside towns, sun-drenched beaches, sparkling coves and miles of rugged shoreline guarded by graceful lighthouses. If you seek a more active vacation, outdoor adventure abounds in the region, hike or bike the extensive trail system. Kayak through beautiful coastal islands looking for marine life and sea birds. Imagine the vivacity of city living, the charms of small town life and the pristine beauty of nature - all in one place!

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