Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Halifax

Citadel Hill National Historic Site

Canada's most visited national historic site, the huge and arguably spooky Citadel is a star-shaped fort atop Halifax's central hill. Construction began in 1749 with the founding of Halifax; this version of the Cita…
Top Choice Museum in Halifax

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Pier 21 was to Canada what Ellis Island was to the USA. Between 1928 and 1971 over a million immigrants entered Canada here. Their stories and the historical context that led them to abandon their homelands form the…
Historic Site in Halifax

Fairview Lawn Cemetery

When the RMS Titanic sank, the bodies not lost at sea were brought to Halifax. Among other sites, there are 19 graves at Mt Olivet Catholic Cemetery and 121 here at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, including that of J Da…
Gardens in Halifax

Halifax Public Gardens

Formally established in 1867 in celebration of Canada's Confederation, Halifax's delightful central public gardens are considered by many to be the finest Victorian city gardens in North America. Oldies bands perfor…
State Park in Halifax

Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park

Eighteen kilometers south of Halifax, near the village of Sambro, this gorgeous provincial park boasts three distinct beaches in separate coves; the third one out, toward the southwest, is clothing-optional and gay-…
Church in Halifax

St Paul's Church

The oldest surviving building in Halifax is also the oldest Protestant place of worship in Canada. Established in 1749 with the founding of Halifax, St Paul's Anglican Church once served parishioners from as far and…
Museum in Halifax

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Part of this popular waterfront museum used to be a chandlery, where all the gear needed to outfit a vessel was sold. You can smell the charred ropes, cured to protect them from saltwater. There's a range of permane…
Brewery in Halifax

Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery

A tour of this brewery takes you to 19th-century Halifax via costumed thespians, quality brews and dark corridors. Finish your hour-long tour with a party in the basement pub, with beer on tap and ale-inspired yarns…
Museum in Halifax

Africville Heritage Trust Museum

Learn the story of Africville, Halifax's predominantly African suburb, the residents of which were evicted and their homes razed in what became the local scandal of the 1960s. In 2010 Halifax's mayor issued a formal…
Ship in Halifax

HMCS Sackville

Berthed during summer months adjacent the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the last of Canada's 123 WWII-era corvettes, the HMCS Sackville has been Canada's official Naval Memorial since 1985. Boarding her and conte…