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Enfield
Travel Guide

Thrill to a range of outdoor adventures, including wildlife spotting and rafting over rapids, at this attractive riverside town.

Enfield is a picturesque town divided by the Shubenacadie River and surrounded by forests and fields. It is where you can see traditional wooden architecture, hike through woodland trails and go on tidal bore rafting tours.

A nice way to get a feel for the place is to take the Lions Walking Trail, which starts in the center of town. The route passes traditional wooden homes and extends to nearby fields and woodland. Look out for some of the native wildlife, such as reindeer, beavers and porcupines. During the winter, snow often covers the walkway, but in the summer, you will find hanging baskets and neatly planted beds brightening the path.

To be certain of seeing some wildlife during your stay, take a short drive north of the town to Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park. Walk through its 98.8 acres (40 hectares) to see wolves, cougars and black bears roaming freely in large natural enclosures. Look up to the sky and you may spot snowy owls, red-tailed hawks and bald eagles. Guided tours of the large grounds are also available. Adjacent to the park is a picnic area with tables and washrooms.

If you are looking for some outdoor adventure, try tidal bore rafting on the Shubenacadie River, the largest river in Nova Scotia. Twice a day when the tide changes, the calm waters are turned into powerful rapids.

When you are back in the town, tour St. Bernard’s Church, dedicated to the 12th-century Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. It is one of the oldest churches in Halifax. Then check out the shops and stores, and dine in Enfield’s restaurants and cafés.

Enfield is about a 30-minute drive north of Halifax and is close to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Stay overnight and give yourself more time to enjoy the woodland and river scenery and the wildlife.

Alt Hotel Halifax Airport
Alt Hotel Halifax Airport
3 out of 5
40 Silver Dart Drive, Enfield, NS
The price is £86 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar

Situated in Enfield, this eco-friendly hotel is 16.3 mi (26.2 km) from Dartmouth Crossing and 20.9 mi (33.6 km) from Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk.

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,330 reviews)

"The room felt modern and luxurious. The bed was so comfortable. The shower was unique. I was on the 12th floor and the corner had 2 big windows so nice view. The key to use the elevator added a little more security as well. Location is excellent. Love not having to go outside."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2021

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Quality Inn Halifax Airport
Quality Inn Halifax Airport
2.5 out of 5
60 Sky Blvd, Goffs, Enfield, NS
The price is £55 per night from 14 Mar to 15 Mar

Located in the heart of Enfield, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum and Bennery Lake Nature Reserve. Airlane ...

4/5Very Good! (1,850 reviews)

"Great place for a short stay, very close to the airport, the airport pick up and drop off was exciting."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2021

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Holiday Inn Express Halifax Airport
Holiday Inn Express Halifax Airport
2.5 out of 5
180 Pratt & Whitney Drive, Enfield, NS
The price is £60 per night from 28 Mar to 29 Mar

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Bennery Lake Nature Reserve. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"Clean, affordable, convenient and well equipped. The only problem I had was in room coffee maker didn't seem to work."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2021

Holiday Inn Express Halifax Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Nova Suites Inc
Nova Suites Inc
3.5 out of 5
56 Walter Havill Dr, Halifax, NS

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Long Lake Provincial Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Halifax Shopping Centre and Bayers ...

4.3/5Excellent! (27 reviews)
Spacious and modern

"Fabulous condo, spacious and modern. Not close to downtown, but we chose it for close access to the highway for day trips. A really nice building."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019

Nova Suites Inc
Tidal Bore Rafting Resort
Tidal Bore Rafting Resort
4 out of 5
12215 HWY 215, Urbania, NS

Situated near the airport, this chalet is within 12 mi (20 km) of The Links At Penn Hills, Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre and Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife ...

3.8/5Good! (29 reviews)

"We have a great time. The cottages were more updated and the fireplace was amazing."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019

Tidal Bore Rafting Resort
Mount Saint Vincent University Residence
Mount Saint Vincent University Residence
2.5 out of 5
166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS

Located in Clayton Park, Nova Scotia, this residence is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Halifax Shopping Centre, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Halifax Citadel and Scotiabank ...

4.1/5Very Good! (161 reviews)

"Great place to stay...Clean and quiet. Helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2019

Mount Saint Vincent University Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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