Things to do in Nova Scotia

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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

    If you are looking for a great place to bike, jog or walk, this is it ... 25 minutes jog each way. Good place to walk the dog and it seems like everyone in Halifax is out for a stroll on weekends

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  • 3

    Cabot Trail

    6 reviews

    pack a lunch and hiking shoes for a great experience .....a National geographic ten best places to see....

  • 4

    Peggy's Point Lighthouse

    5 reviews

    A photographer's mecca.

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  • 5

    Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

    5 reviews

    Located in the heart of Halifax’s waterfront, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage than the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. From small craft boatbuilding to World War Convoys, the Days of Sail to the Age of Steam, the Titanic to the Halifax Explosion, you’ll discover the stories, events and people that have come ...

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  • 6

    Pier 21

    5 reviews

    This is the location where many immigrants landed ashore in Canada--the equivalent of Ellis Island in the USA. The building is now a museum about immigration to Canada and is interesting even if your ancestors did not land here.

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  • 7

    Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

    3 reviews

    If you are around on the weekend, especially Saturday, this is the place to be. Oldest continually operated farmers market in North America now housed in a brand new energy efficient building, you'll find the best food on offer in Nova Scotia in a bustling atmosphere.

  • 8

    Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

    3 reviews

    Teacher, scientist and inventor, Bell devoted his life, with unusual success, to the benefit of mankind. Known chiefly as the inventor of the telephone, he also produced important inventions and discoveries in medecine, aeronautics, marine engineering, genetics and electrical science, and greatly advanced the methods and practices of teaching the deaf. Born in Scotland, citizen of the United Sates and ...

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  • 9

    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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  • 10

    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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  • 11

    Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada

    2 reviews

    Like a fog on the harbour, the mists of time roll back and the Fortress of Louisbourg stands proudly before us. Its very scale gives us pause; no mere fort, our destination is a fortified town, alive with citizens, soldiers and sailors from the four corners of the world.

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  • 12

    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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  • 13

    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.

  • 14

    Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

    2 reviews

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

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  • 15

    Upper Clements Amusement Park

    2 reviews

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

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  • 16

    Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    2 reviews

    A national historic site of Canada, the Halifax Citadel is a gateway to a bygone era. Enter and you will discover the important role it has played in the birth of this city and in the development of a nation. Restored facilities combine with modern exhibits to showcase why this fort holds a special place in the hearts of Canadians. ...

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  • 17

    Canso Causeway

    2 reviews

    great fishing

  • 18

    Halifax Town Clock

    3 reviews

    The old town clock is one the most prominent landmarks in Halifax. Apart from it 'just being a clock', it has a rich history behind it. Though there is not much to see here other than the structure but as you are probably going to the Citadel this is a good place to stop and rest.

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  • 19

    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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  • 20

    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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