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Halifax possesses the community spirit of a little port town and the liveliness of a harborside city. Atlantic Canada’s largest city and the capital of Nova Scotia is home to over 400,000 people, and millions of visitors pass through its port each year. The atmosphere of local culture burns bright with Haligonians’ pride in their heritage, landscape and achievements.
The city is tucked into one of the largest natural harbors in the world. The port played a role in the British Empire, two World Wars and the aftermath of the Titanic disaster. Learn about the history of the port at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
Stroll along the Halifax Harborwalk, a boardwalk that spans the harbor side of downtown across two miles (three kilometers). Public artworks, historical monuments and harbor views guide the way.
Catch a ferry to see the harbor from the water. Ferries leave from the Halifax Ferry Terminal along the Harborwalk. The two ferry routes to Dartmouth and Woodside are integrated with the affordable metro bus system, making them cheap and easy to use. Enjoy a clear panoramic outlook of the Halifax Harbor. Dine on fresh Atlantic seafood at one of the many restaurants and cafes along the waterfront.
Within ten minutes walking distance from the harbor, you can find yourself in the center of downtown Halifax. Explore the historic Grand Parade, with Halifax City Hall on the north side and St Paul’s Anglican Church and Province House in the south. The compact downtown area is easy to explore on foot.
Head further inland and you’ll come across Halifax’s leafy green sanctuary. Citadel Hill, the Museum of Natural History and Public Gardens Park await you in this quiet, tree-lined neighborhood.
Halifax Stanfield International Airport is located 22 miles (35 kilometers) from downtown Halifax, and is serviced by regular flights from all over the world. Arrive in August to maximize your outdoor adventures by the sea. Atlantic Canadian winters are relatively mild but you’ll need to rug up for the colder months.
Located in South End, Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Emera Oval and Public Gardens Park. Halifax Citadel and Dalhousie University are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Enfield, this hotel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Bedford Place Mall, Fish Hatchery Park, and Admiral Cove Park.
Situated in Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Hemlock Ravine Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mount Saint Vincent University and Aplaydia Indoor Playground. Kearney Lake Beach and Dewolf Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in the heart of Enfield, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum and within 9 mi (15 km) of Laurie Provincial Park and Waverley Heritage Museum. Bedford Place Mall and Fish Hatchery Park are also within 16 mi (25 km).
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Waverley Heritage Museum and Laurie Provincial Park. Bedford Place Mall and Fish Hatchery Park are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Overlooking the Halifax Public Gardens and Spring Garden Road, this hotel is 3 blocks from Metro Centre and Dalhousie University.
Situated in the business district, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth Sportsplex, and Albro Lake Park. Dartmouth Crossing and Seaview Memorial Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).
This family-friendly Halifax hotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Historic Properties, Halifax Citadel, and Public Gardens Park. Dalhousie University is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.