Top Tips for Visiting Halifax
1. Nova Scotia International Tattoo
A week-long event held every year, the Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a proud demonstrating of the province’s Celtic roots and is unmissable for visitors to Halifax. If you would like to attend during your visit, make sure you book your tickets as early as possible, as they can sell out up to a year in advance.
2. Rent a Car
Nova Scotia’s natural beauty and wild landscapes mean one thing - this is a province best explored on wheels. We suggest you rent a car while you stay in Halifax so you can explore not only everything this vibrant city has to offer, but also the stunning scenery outside the city limits.
3. Check out the Local Music Scene
Halifax is renowned for its world-class musicians – sing along to one of the fantastic local bands in one of the many music venues throughout the city. Our favourites are Lower Deck or The Old Triangle, which are must visits for any travellers.
4. Visit Citadel Hill
The Citadel is a must for any history lovers in Halifax – this large hill led the British to form the town in 1749. If you are planning a trip to this iconic landmark, make sure you are there around 12pm for the firing of the gun by the Royal Artillery. This daily tradition is one of the oldest in the world. You can also partake in a ghost tour to learn about the ghostly legends of the Citadel.
5. Take in Some Theatre
Halifax is known across Canada for being deeply rich in culture, so where better to experience this than at the theatre? Check out one of the many touring and local productions in one of Halifax’s premier venues, such as Chester Playhouse or Neptune Theatre.