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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$43.94 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 Cultural & Theme Tours

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

$70.74 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Halifax Harbour Sightseeing Gourmet Buffet Dinner Cruise

During this unique, two-hour cruise and dining experience, guests will travel through the Halifax harbour and along the scenic Northwest Arm to enjoy the sights, and flavours that best represent the city. You will travel aboard the Harbour Queen I, a Mississippi-style paddlewheeler reminiscent of the early 19th century, which is unique to our city. On board guides will share a brief history of Halifax including stories of the Halifax Explosion and the origins of Point Pleasant Park, while you pass by notable landmarks including the Dingle Tower, the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Georges Island and more. A highlight of the evening will undoubtedly be the 5-course meal which is created by our Executive Chef and team. House Nova Scotian wine is available by the glass, or you may order bottles from our extensive wine list. Consider making your dining experience a truly Maritime one by adding a steamed Nova Scotian lobster to your meal by informing booking agent at the time of ticket purchase. We look forward to welcoming you aboard. 

$29.81 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!

$87.85 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. 

$84.16 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sea-Doo Tours

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: McNabs Island, Halifax, Halifax Region, Nova ScotiaJoin us on our Calm Harbour Tour as we explore Georges Island and the white sandy beaches of McNabs Island up close! After the islands, we'll guide you to one of the oldest forts in Canada, where you can view it from the harbour side (you'll truly be astonished)! Throughout our tour, we'll share some little known facts and history about Halifax and the harbour, and we'll show you some hidden gems.