The Halifax Metro region is love at first sight. It’s also where you’ll find a most interesting blend of old world charm and new world pulse. Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital city will take you by the hand and lead you down a path filled with museums, galleries, theatres, restaurants and pubs of all descriptions. Explore the city’s military past at the Halifax Citadel. Join in the celebrations at the International Buskers Festival. Wander the shops of Spring Garden. Come and see why Halifax is a seaside city unlike any other.
Recommended Halifax Experiences
During the summer grab your bike and hit the cycling paths that will lead you to a handful of beaches including Rainbow Haven Provincial Beach and Lawrencetown Beach. The city’s Point Pleasant Park also offers well maintained paths for those who enjoy walking or jogging.
Ways to Explore the Past
Those itching to learn more about the city’s rich maritime heritage will have much to choose from. Halifax is packed with museums, galleries and heritage centres including Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Pier 21 National Historic Site and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
What’s Hot and Happening
Check out the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon, the biggest annual race weekend in Atlantic Canada; enjoy cultural festivals including the popular International Busker Festival and the Atlantic Film Festival and experience the incredible Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. Music. Literature. Art. Sport. Food. In Halifax, we celebrate everything.
Things Go Bump in the Night
Spend an evening in great company at the Neptune Theatre – where delivering memorable theatre performances is the standard norm; enjoy an exceptional meal at a fine restaurant on Argyle Street or Spring Garden Rd and keep the night young with a handful of pubs and clubs for all genres or at Casino Nova Scotia.
How to Get to Halifax, Nova Scotia
There are eleven scenic routes that will lead you to each of Nova Scotia’s distinct tourism regions. Each route highlights many of the region’s culture, history and natural attractions. The following trails will take you to and around the Halifax Metro region.
- Halifax Darmouth Trail