Your Guide to Using the Halifax Experience Pass

Discover the best of Halifax with the Halifax Experience Pass, your key to exploring the vibrant city of Halifax! Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a foodie, or an adventure seeker, the Experience Pass is designed to enhance your visit by offering exclusive deals and access to numerous attractions. In this guide, we'll show you how to use the pass effectively, so you can enjoy everything Halifax has to offer.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Before we get started, it's important to know that some Halifax Experience Pass tours & attractions require advanced booking. They are:

  1. Harbour Hopper Tours
  2. Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise
  3. Peggy's Cove Tour
  4. Georges Island National Historic Site
  5. Amos Pewter Experience (recommended for groups of 8 or more)

Since these experiences require advanced booking, we highly recommended that you purchase your pass sooner than later, and then secure your spot on these tours or attractions by booking those ahead of time (you will need the pass number when booking your ticket).

What else do you need to know about using the Halifax Experience Pass?

Getting Your Pass:

Purchasing the Halifax Experience Pass is easy and can be done online from the official website. You can choose between a 1-day, 2-day, or 3-day pass depending on the length of your stay and what you plan to explore. Once purchased, you can download your pass directly to your mobile device or print it out. Be sure to check if any attractions require reservations, as the pass can be used to secure a spot in popular tours and events that often sell out quickly.

Georges Island National Historic Site

How to Use the Pass:

Using the Halifax Experience Pass is straightforward—simply present your pass at participating venues to gain entry or receive discounts. The pass activates the first time you use it and remains valid for the duration you selected.  To make the most of your pass, it’s wise to purchase it well in advance of your visit, particularly if you're planning to explore during the peak tourist season. Early purchase allows you ample time to book reservations for popular tours and attractions that can fill up quickly. Pre-booking high demand tours: As we mentioned earlier, some experiences, like the Harbour Hopper, the Tall Ship Silva Cruise, and tours to Peggy’s Cove, require advanced booking. We suggest you call ahead or book online -early- to secure your spot. These tours are incredibly popular, and spaces can be limited, especially during busy times.

Booking early ensures that you won’t miss out due to last-minute planning. Plan your itinerary and make reservations as soon as possible after purchasing your pass to ensure that you can enjoy every adventure Halifax has to offer without the stress of sold-out signs. ‍Maximizing your time using recommended itineraries:To truly maximize the value of your Halifax Experience Pass, consider checking out the suggested itineraries available on the official website. These carefully crafted itineraries are designed to help you plan your days efficiently, ensuring you see and do as much as possible without feeling rushed. Whether you're interested in art, history, or the great outdoors, there's an itinerary tailored to your interests. By following these guides, you can streamline your travel plans and make sure you’re taking full advantage of every discount and entry opportunity the pass has to offer.

Steele Wheels Motor Museum

Save on meals at local eateries:

In addition to free entry, the Experience Pass provides valuable discounts at various local restaurants, shops, and additional tours. This can be especially beneficial for dining out, where you can enjoy up to 15% off at popular eateries along the waterfront or in downtown Halifax. Be sure to check the current list of partners on the Halifax Experience Pass website, as new businesses and offers are frequently added.

Bell's Lane Kitchen

The Halifax Experience Pass is your gateway to exploring the best of the city with ease and affordability. By offering a range of free entries and exclusive discounts, the pass not only saves you money but also encourages you to discover hidden gems and popular attractions alike. So, grab your pass, plan your adventure, and get ready to immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Halifax. Happy exploring!

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