14 Things to Do in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Summer Story

By Christin Braatz


14 Things to Do in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Summer Story

Halifax has a fascinating history with the British and French fighting bloody battles over it, and the Acadians stuck in... Read more

Thing to do 1

Halifax Citadel

One of the most famous landmarks in Canada and a National Historic Site of Canada, the Halifax Citadel Hill offers... Read more

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Museum of Natural History

Across the street from the Halifax Citadel, you will find the Natural History Museum. This is one of the great... Read more

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Halifax Public Gardens

On your walk from the Citadel down to the waterfront, pass by the Halifax Public Gardens. This is one of... Read more

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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Between 1928 to 1971, Halifax was Canada's most important port for immigration. More than one million people who immigrated to... Read more

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Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery

To get a feeling for what the sailors' town of Halifax was like in the 19th century, take a tour... Read more

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Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market

Once you have made it down to the Halifax waterfront, there is so much more to explore. If you turn... Read more

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Fairview Lawn Cemetery (Titanic Cemetery)

When the supposedly unsinkable Titanic hit an iceberg over 100 years ago, it wasn't too far away from Nova Scotia.... Read more

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St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church was built at the same time as the Citadel, and is the oldest standing building in Halifax.... Read more

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Harbour Tour on a Small Boat

There are many different operators offering boat tours of the Halifax harbour. Take your pick and see the city from... Read more

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Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk

Ah, the boardwalk... A great way to enjoy sunny summer afternoons in Halifax with ice cream in hand, or just... Read more

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Historic Properties

At the end of the boardwalk, you reach the Historic Properties. This is a great place to buy souvenirs and... Read more

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Explore the Halifax Pub Scene

Despite being the economic center of the four eastern provinces of Canada, the restaurant and nightlife scene in Halifax, Canada... Read more

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Climb up on the Wave

In front of the Halifax Visitor Center near the pier, you will notice a giant sculpture of a wave. This... Read more

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Day Trips from Halifax

If you have more than a few days to spend in Nova Scotia and would like to explore the province... Read more


Wrapping up

Halifax is the beating heart of Nova Scotia and the neighboring provinces. There are plenty of things to do in... Read more