Visitor attractions in Halifax

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  • Alexander Keith's Brewery Tour
    Keith's is synonymous with beer in Nova Scotia , and has been brewed locally since 1820. The old Brewery was restored and open to the public for tours in 2000. Actors in 19th century dress give you a guided, by times musical tour that ends with a pint.
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
    Halifax Citadel is a very 'special place'. The Halifax Citadel has been commemorated as a nationally significant symbol of Halifax's role as a principal naval station in the British Empire and of the city's importance to Canada's development and evolution from colony to nation. The Halifax Citadel was formally recognized as a significant symbol of Canadian nationhood when it was designated as a National Historic Site in 1951.
  • Halifax Harbour
    Discover Halifax's waterfront, from commerical port to vibrant tourist attraction.
  • Halifax Public Gardens
    The Halifax Public Gardens are more than an open space or park. They are a rare example of a formal Victorian public garden surviving intact and relatively unspoiled in the heart of a modern city.
  • Pier 21 National Historic Site
    Pier 21 uses a variety of exhibits to present the stories of departing and arriving Canadian troops, war brides, displaced children, and the more than one million immigrants who arrived in Canada through its doors between 1928 and 1971. Opened in its current incarnation in 1999, Pier 21 has several types of exhibitions and a resource centre with databases for those wishing to do research related to the site.
  • Point Pleasant Park
    Point Pleasant Park lies on a rocky 75-hectare (185 acre) promontory jutting into the Atlantic Ocean at the eastern end of the Halifax peninsula, in Nova Scotia, Canada. This park has been a place of recreation for the citizens of Halifax since the city's founding in 1749.
  • Province House (Nova Scotia Legislature)
    "Canada 's First Legislature," Province House was opened in 1819. A beautiful example of Georgian architecture built of Nova Scotian Sandstone, the legislature can be toured and has extended and weekend hours in July and August.
  • Farmer's Market
    Saturday mornings sees local farmers, bakers, artisans, and musicians descend upon the Keith's Brewery building for this long-established market. Things get rolling around 7:00am in the summer, 8:00am in the winter, peak around noon , dying off rapidly by 1:00 . More than a great place to get local, seasonal food, crafts, and hear musicians, the market is a weekly meeting place for Haligonians and the best of Halifax 's small-town side is evident in the friendly, high-energy atmosphere.

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