Welcome to Halifax

It's not just a city for the young – Halifax's longevity ensures something of appeal for everyone. Stroll the historic waterfront, check out a museum or two, catch some live music and enjoy the best of what Eastern Canada has to offer – you'll find Haligonians to be more than happy to share their fabulous little city with visitors from around the world.

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$44.31 Tours & Sightseeing

Peggy's Cove Day Trip from Halifax

Of the over the 160 historic lighthouses in Nova Scotia, Peggy's Point Lighthouse is Nova Scotia’s most well-known and cherished landmark. Situated in the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove, guests have travelled from all around the world to paint, photograph, and be enchanted by her presence. This picturesque village of Peggy’s Cove is nestled on the rugged Atlantic shoreline and is surrounded by impressive rock formations, traditional fishing shanties, and hiking trails with gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. Peggy's Point Lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world, a testament to its preservation as well as the guardianship of a dedicated community. Ambassatours Gray Line provides safe, comfortable transportation to and from Peggy’s Cove, which includes poignant commentary from our knowledgeable guides. It’s no wonder why it is said that “a trip to Nova Scotia isn’t complete without a visit to Peggy’s Cove”.

$107.91 Tours & Sightseeing

Peggy's Cove and Halifax Tour with Lobster Roll Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: SS Atlantic Heritage Park, Terence Bay, Halifax Region, Nova ScotiaVisit the interpretive centre to learn about this disaster and walk out to the memorial for some scenic photos.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Peggy's Cove, Halifax Region, Nova ScotiaEnjoy time on your own to explore the village shops and take photos.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Peggy's Cove, Halifax Region, Nova ScotiaTouching memorial with a beauty shoreline setting.Duration: 15 minutes

$70.46 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Halifax Harbour Sightseeing Gourmet Buffet Dinner Cruise

When the sun goes down, Halifax’s waterfront and Northwest Arm provide the perfect setting for your dinner cruise. At the ferry terminal, step aboard the Harbour Queen I, an elegant Mississippi-style sternwheeler, for your 2-hour journey along Halifax Harbour.Take to your private table and indulge in a gourmet dinner buffet prepared with fresh and locally sourced ingredients, like Atlantic mussels and salmon. (See below for a sample menu.)Enjoy light commentary from your crew on the main attractions along the way. At the southern tip of the Halifax peninsula, hear about Point Pleasant Park, a historical 190-acre (77-hectare) wooded area, and find out how much Halifax pays the British government to lease this land. Admire stately homes situating along the waterfront, not easily visible from land. If you look below, you might spot a porpoise or seal riding the waters with you. The Harbour Queen I turns around near the Dingle, formally known as Sir Sandford Fleming Park. Catch sight of Dingle Tower on top of a grassy knoll and learn about the park’s history. When you’ve had your fill of dinner, purchase a cocktail from the fully equipped bar and head out with your family or friends to the open-air upper deck. Feel the sea breeze, listen to the music playing in the background and watch ships sail by.Sample buffet dinner menu (subject to change):First courses Garden greens house salad Creamy potato and vegetable salad Seafood chowder Atlantic mussels steamed in white wine, served with garlic butter Main courses Chicken breast wrapped in bacon glazed with barbeque sauce Poached Atlantic salmon filet served with dill hollandaise sauce Side dishes/accompaniments Oven-roasted potatoes Rice pilaf Fresh vegetable of the day Desserts Deep-dish baked apple crisp topped with whipped cream Drinks Coffee and tea Additional drinks available at the fully equipped bar (own expense)

$30.06 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise

Once you board the Tall Ship Silva, our crew will brief you on the safety rules and procedures before we set sail in the beautiful Halifax Harbour. Relax and enjoy our fully stocked bar as our Captains and crew get us out on the water. You will cruise down to the bridge and up past George's Island while the Crew tells stories and the history behind both the Tall Ship Silva and the Halifax Harbour which is the reason Nova Scotia's capital city is located where it is. Nova Scotia has a rich sailing history, and your crew will be happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. Some prefer to sit back and enjoy the sights and views on a beautiful day, while others choose to assist the crew in raising and lowering our sails. Our large and comfortable vessel has more than enough space for everyone to enjoy the experience they are looking for. The Tall Ship Silva is a perfect way to experience Halifax the way it is best known for: the water with salt in the air. The views of the city from the water make for perfect photo opportunities for you to remember your trip, and your crew will be more than happy to assist in taking pictures. You do not want to visit Halifax without getting out to enjoy the water with the friendly and knowledgeable crew on the Tall Ship Silva!

$79.77 Cultural & Theme Tours

Lunenburg and Mahone Bay- Bus Tour

These quaint neighbouring towns located in Nova Scotia’s South Shore are brimming with histories that date back to the 18th century.  Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lunenburg is a warm and welcoming host to guests eager to discover the many treasures and places of interest within the community. Guests may choose to learn more about the town the Bluenose II, while be accompanied by a local guide, or dive deeper into Lunenburg’s fishing industry during a visit to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. A quick drive to Mahone Bay and you’ll be welcome to explore the scenic and hospitable community which offers a plethora of shopping, charming cafés, and copious photo opportunities of the town views and especially of the iconic Three Churches. Travel to, from, and between these towns will be provided by the accommodating team from Ambassatours Gray Line who will share informative and intriguing stories including the Oak Island mystery, rum running, privateers, and more. 

$107.91 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Half Day Annapolis Valley Wine and Food Pairing Tour from Halifax

The tour starts with an entertaining story of how the Nova Scotia wine industry came to be on our way to the first stop, L’Acadie Vineyards. This winery opened in 2008 and was the very first certified organic winery and the first producers of Traditional Method sparkling wine (the same process used in Champagnes)! You’ll learn how their sparkling wines are made as well as learning about organic grape growing practices while you taste four of their sparkling wines paired with……potato chips! Trust us, it’s the perfect pairing!Then it’s off to Gaspereau Vineyards for a vineyard tour and wine tasting in the barrel cellar. This winery is known for its crisp and aromatic white wines including their award-winning Reisling. Learn about our regional wine called Tidal Bay as you nibble on delicious local cheeses and charcuterie.Our final stop is one of our newest wineries, Mercator Vineyards. Housed in a historic 1800s farm house, this quaint winery boasts some of the best red wines in the area. Sit down, enjoy the view of the beautiful surroundings and try their wines paired with locally-made gourmet chocolate!Make sure to fill up your complimentary wine tote bag along the way!The tour concludes with drop off in Halifax at your accommodations.