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 through Pier 21. Their stories and the historical context that led them to abandon their homelan…
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…
Museum in Halifax

Museum of Natural History

Daily summer programs introduce children to Gus the gopher tortoise and demonstrate the cooking of bugs. Exhibits on history and the natural world will keep parents engaged, too.
Church in Halifax

Cornwallis Street Baptist Church

The Cornwallis Street Baptist Church has been serving African Nova Scotians since the 1830s. Walk by on Sunday morning and hear the gospel music flow through its walls.
Museum in Halifax

Maritime Command Museum

The admiral of the British navy for all of North America was based in Halifax until 1819 and threw grand parties at Admiralty House, now the Maritime Command Museum. Apart from the beautiful Georgian architecture, t…
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…
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…
Gallery in Halifax

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Don't miss the permanent, tear-jerking Maud Lewis Painted House exhibit, which includes the tiny house (3m by 4m) that Lewis lived in most of her adult life. The main exhibit in the lower hall changes regularly, fea…
Gallery in Halifax

Anna Leonowens Gallery

Off the pedestrian area on Granville St, this gallery shows work by students and faculty of the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. The gallery is named for the founder of the college, who was immortalized in T…