These Halifax attractions are some of the most popular places to visit during your stay.
The Halifax Public Gardens is a 16-acre oasis in the heart of downtown Halifax. Officially opened in 1867, The Halifax Public Gardens have retained much of their original Victorian character thanks to a series of talented superintendents, chief horticulturists and gifted gardeners. In true Victorian fashion, the Gardens boast ornate fountains, a bandstand, a pond, sculptures, statues and a magnificent wrought-iron front entrance. The gardens have over 140 different species of trees, including unusual or rare species and some centenarians. Their serpentine paths and scroll-style carpet beds guarantee a bounty of colour and fragrance throughout the season.
The Peggy’s Cove Coastal Region, encompassing the shores of the scenic St. Margaret’s Bay, offers a wide range of attractions and experiences that will help make your holiday a memorable one. Many of the area’s assets are tucked-away on side roads or in scenic coves and harbours that are just waiting for you to explore, just 30 minutes from Halifax. Besides the stunning natural beauty of this area, there are a whole host of exciting activities and experiences to savour. The region is noted for its hiking trails, kayaking adventures, whale watching, birding activities, and golf courses along with pristine beaches that offer fun for the whole family.
Fairview Cemetery (Titanic Cemetery)
Fairview Cemetery is a large cemetery in North End Halifax that is perhaps best known as the final resting place for over one hundred victims of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Officially known as Fairview Lawn Cemetery, the non-denominational cemetery is run by the Parks Department of the Halifax Regional Municipality.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Dive into Atlantic Canada’s maritime history in the heart of the historic Halifax waterfront. Experience the life of a sailor, learn of the province’s ship-building heritage and uncover the meaning behind colourful ship flags. Explore the museum’s numerous exhibits and galleries, including North Atlantic Convoys, Titanic, and the Halifax Explosion.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, National Historic District, winner of the Communities in Bloom Most Beautiful Small town in Canada and Society of American Travel Writers’ awards. Picturesque Lunenburg lies nestled along the scenic South Shore, one hour’s drive from Halifax. Experience Lunenburg’s way of life, amidst historic architecture, attractions and amenities.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
These renovated heritage buildings with modern gallery facilities are located across from Province House, Nova Scotia’s seat of government. Along with temporary exhibitions, Atlantic Canada’s largest fine arts museum exhibits more than 11,000 works in a permanent collection; historic and contemporary Nova Scotian, Canadian, and international art is on display, as is an acclaimed collection of folk art.
Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery
One of the oldest working breweries in North America, where citizens of Halifax escort you back in time to the year 1863. Learn how Mr. Keith made his famous beer, sample some ale and listen to fun stories and toe-tapping songs in the Stag’s Head Tavern. All ages, group bookings welcome.
Casino Nova Scotia
Located on the Halifax waterfront, with over 750 ways to play, from blackjack and poker to slot machines. Recent changes include new dining options, free live entertainment, new games, and an atmosphere of excitement. Experience the thrill of one of Atlantic Canada’s premiere entertainment destinations.
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
One of Canada’s most visited national historic sites, the Citadel features exhibits, audio-visual presentations, guided tours, the Canadian Army Museum and is home of the 78th Highland Regiment.