Top 10 Must-Do Experiences in Halifax

Halifax, the heart of Nova Scotia and largest city east of Montreal, is rich with Canadian history, stunning coastal scenery, and a lively cultural scene. From maritime adventures to culinary delights, Halifax offers so many great experiences for visitors and locals alike. Here are the top 10 best things to do in Halifax that you simply cannot miss.

Explore the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Discover Canada's rich military history at the Halifax Citadel, standing guard over the city. This star-shaped fort offers reenactments, museum exhibits, and panoramic views of the city. The Halifax Citadel is one of five sites known collectively as the Halifax Defence Complex - another being Georges Island National Historic Site.

Fun at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Stroll Along the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
Enjoy a leisurely walk on one of the world's longest boardwalks, dotted with shops, restaurants, and historic ships, including the famous CSS Acadia. If you want to check out the Waterfront from the water, you should consider a Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise.

Visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Learn about the stories of over a million immigrants who landed at Pier 21, Canada's front door to over 20th-century immigrants. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is one of several experiences included on the Halifax Experience Pass.

Visit the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market
Experience the oldest continuously operating farmers' market in North America. Sample local produce, artisanal goods, and international cuisine. It's conveniently located along the Halifax Waterfront.

Take a Day Trip to Peggy's Cove
Just a short drive from Halifax, Peggy's Cove is home to one of Canada's most iconic lighthouses, set against a backdrop of rugged rocks and the Atlantic Ocean. Experience Peggy's Cove on the guided Peggy's Cove Tour.

Enjoying scenic views on the Peggy's Cove Viewing Deck

Discover the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Get acquainted with Halifax's maritime heritage, including artifacts from the Titanic and the 1917 Halifax Explosion. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is one of several experiences included on the Halifax Experience Pass.

Enjoy the Natural Beauty of the Public Gardens
Wander through the Victorian-era Halifax Public Gardens, featuring beautifully manicured flower beds, fountains, and a serene atmosphere. The Public Gardens is conveniently located at stop 5 on the Hop On Hop Off City Tour.

The Bandstand at the Halifax Public Gardens

Experience the Vibrant Nightlife on Argyle Street
Argyle Street is the go-to place for nightlife, offering a variety of pubs, clubs, and eateries in a lively atmosphere.

Argyle Street, Halifax Nova Scotia

Cruise the Halifax Harbour
Halifax is Better in the Water so we highly recommend experiencing a boat sailing cruise on the Halifax Harbour unique perspective of the city from the water.

Views of Georges Island and the Halifax Harbour

Savour Halifax’s Culinary Scene
Halifax is a foodie's paradise, with a thriving culinary scene that showcases fresh seafood, local ingredients, and innovative cuisine. Be sure to try the lobster roll, a local favourite.

Halifax is a city that charms with its blend of history, nature, and culture. Whether you're exploring historic sites, enjoying the natural beauty, or indulging in culinary delights, Halifax promises an unforgettable experience. So pack your bags, and get ready to explore the best of what Halifax has to offer!

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