Things to do in Halifax
It’s easy to pass an entire day just walking the Halifax streets. Stroll the streets and boardwalk along the waterfront, shop the many boutiques and designer stores, or be a soldier for a day at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Take in some live theatre or a concert at one of the many venues in town, and fall in love with the folk music that is synonymous with Canada’s east coast. Discover the beauty of the Halifax Public Gardens or take a cycling tour through the city. Nature lovers can hike one of the many trails or spend a glorious day at the beach, it’s all here.
Just a short drive from the city center, you’ll be in the heart of the Annapolis Valley Wine Region, eastern Canada’s only Designated Viticulture Areas. Take advantage of one of the many wine tours offered so you can sip and sample to your heart’s content, arriving back just in time to enjoy dinner at one of the city’s top seafood restaurants. Whatever your style, whether you prefer fine dining or down-home and simple, a lobster dinner is a must-do while in Halifax. You’ve never tasted seafood as fresh as you will have here, whether its oysters, clams, crab or lobster, it may easily be the best you’ve ever had.
Take a cruise on a tall ship, or set out for some iceberg and whale-watching and discover the rich wildlife of the Atlantic. Fishing, golf, boating, sailing, biking and horseback riding are all easily accessible from Halifax, and many tour operators leave directly from Halifax Harbour, which is conveniently located right in downtown core. Learn about the maritime history of the region at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which includes a Titanic display and records of the hundreds of shipwrecks in the area, and there are even tour options to explore some of the hundreds of wrecks in the inner and outer Halifax Harbour.
The hotels and accommodation are top-notch, with options ranging from quaint Bed and Breakfasts to five star luxury hotels and spas. Casino Halifax offers a touch of excitement, glitz and glamour, with a world-class concert venue that plays host too many internationally known acts as well as offering a hotel on-site and three restaurants in addition to all kinds of gaming.
Be treated like a king or queen, or just blend in and enjoy the great people watching: your maritime adventure awaits!