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  • 1

    The Halifax Public Gardens

    8 reviews

    Love! A walk though here makes is so happiness inducing. The perfect place for a picnic, hand paddled ice cream, reading a book or just sitting back an enjoying the sun!

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  • 2

    Point Pleasant Park

    8 reviews

    Learned the hard way (sore feet), that a Park = forrest. I really enjoyed my very long walk here. For the historian there are several points of interest, the Martello Tower is a must see. But just walking round the peninsula is a nice day-break. I actually walked to the park from Halifax Harbour and back again. I would not ...

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  • 3

    Peggy's Point Lighthouse

    5 reviews

    A photographer's mecca.

    Popular withSpiritualBackpackersOutdoor
  • 4

    Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

    5 reviews

    Must see tourist stop in Halifax on the harbour for anyone with an interest in the history of this seafraing city

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  • 5

    Cabot Trail

    5 reviews

    The Cabot Trail is a highway and scenic roadway in Nova Scotia. It is located in the northern part of Cape Breton island. The western and eastern sections follow the coastline offering breathtaking views of the ocean.

  • 6

    Pier 21

    4 reviews

    Canada's immigration museum. I visited in 1999, and according to wikipedia that was the year the museum opened. Two years earlier I had been to Ellis Island, and there are similarities but Pier 21 is still worth the visit.

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  • 7

    Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

    3 reviews

    The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market Cooperative is the oldest continuously running farmers’ market in North America. It's been in operation since 1750 and was recently moved from a historic dwelling to a brand-new waterfront venue by the Cruise ship ports which is open every day. Get all the usual farmers market grub, organics, baked goods, locally made jewellery, art and ...

  • 8

    Alexander Keith's Brewery Tour

    4 reviews

    I *highly* recommend the Alexander Keith brewery tour! It's a fantastic experience to tour a historic building in Halifax and taste some delicious Nova Scotian beer. The tour guides dress up in old-fashioned garb and do a bit of fun role-play to make the experience a bit more "authentic", and you'll learn a ton of about the history of Halifax ...

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  • 9

    Old Town Lunenburg

    4 reviews

    This town is almost too quaint for words. The thing is, it's not pretending, it's really that way. Have the fishcakes, almost anywhere is good.

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  • 10

    Taylor Head Beach

    2 reviews

    Taylor Head Beach is a provincial park in Nova Scotia. It has a sandy beach, hiking trails and is one of only a few locations in Nova Scotia where sand volcanoes are found. It is one of those special places to get away from it all.

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  • 11

    Antigonish Farms Market Association

    2 reviews

    The Antigonish Farmer's Market is held on Saturday mornings and offers an excellent array of local food and goods.

  • 12

    Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

    2 reviews

    a must for the family trip or the historian buff.

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  • 13

    Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

    2 reviews

    These award-winning gardens are frequently rated among the best in Canada. Lovely!

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  • 14

    Upper Clements Amusement Park

    2 reviews

    Rides, music, ziplines and lots more at this fun-filled river front park.

    Popular withFamilies
  • 15

    Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    2 reviews

    Walkable from the port (mostly up) the Citadel has uniformed actors who represent the Highland Scots regiment stationed there. Displays of drill etc. will keep all ages interested. Be there at noon when they fire a cannon. Nice views of the port.

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  • 16

    Canso Causeway

    2 reviews

    Great place to storm watch.

  • 17

    Halifax Town Clock

    3 reviews

    The Town Clock is a three storey, irregular octagon tower atop a one storey white clapboard of Palladian characteristics. The clock face is four-sided and it displays Roman numerals. It has been keeping time since 1803 and its mechanism is wound twice weekly.

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  • 18

    The Dome

    2 reviews

    The "Dome" is a series of bars & club that are all attached to each other, thus making it a mesmerizing and never-ending drinking labyrinth. Filled with lots of students.

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  • 19

    Port Royal National Historic Site

    2 reviews

    Costumed interpreters and period demonstrations help recreate the look and feel of Port-Royal, one of the earliest settlements in North America. Visitors can also take in the panoramic view of the Annapolis River and Basin.

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  • 20

    The Carleton Music Bar And Grill

    1 review

    My favourite place for live music plus excellent food and service

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