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  • 1

    The Halifax Public Gardens

    South Park St & Sackville St, Hallifax, Canada
    4.5
    8 reviews

    Perfect walk, only minutes from the house. Here you will see a classic Victorian formal garden and can wander along tranquil footpaths. Closes at dusk so don't miss!

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  • 2

    Point Pleasant Park

    5718 Point Pleasant Drive, Halifax, NS B3H Canada
    4
    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

    Peggy's Point Lighthouse

    Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
    4.5
    5 reviews

    This picture-perfect red-and-white lighthouse was built in 1914. It is made of reinforced concrete and stands almost 15 metres high. The lighthouse is one of the most-photographed structures in Atlantic Canada and one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world.

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  • 4

    Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

    1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS B3J Canada
    4.5
    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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  • 5

    Cabot Trail

    Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
    5
    5 reviews

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

  • 6

    Pier 21

    1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H Canada
    4.5
    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

    Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H4P8, Canada
    5
    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 Keith's Brewery Tour

    1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS B3J Canada
    4
    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

    Lunenburg, NS Canada
    4
    4 reviews

    Idyllic town that straddles a large hill which dips down into a protected bay. Named a UNESCO Heritage site and it's obvious why. Classic architecture of homes and buildings, tons of tourist shopping, activities, and restaurants. Don't miss the Fisheries Museum. Drive up the LaHave River and take the LaHave Ferry for a shortcut to get to Lunenburg from our ...

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  • 10

    Mahone Bay, NS

    Mahone Bay, NS, Canada
    4.5
    4 reviews

    Wonderful old seaside town on a protected bay with many gift and antique shops and restaurants with great home-cooking.

  • 11

    Flight Of Fancy Arts Ltd

    Bear River, NS, Canada
    5
    1 review

    This a wonderful gallery just minutes from the house showcases the multiple talents of local artists. Visit the Flight while touring the charming village of Bear River. Include lunch and winery for good measure!

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  • 12

    Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

    441 Saint George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada
    5
    2 reviews

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

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  • 13

    Taylor Head Beach

    1041–1099 Taylor Park Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    5
    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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  • 14

    Antigonish Farms Market Association

    Antigonish, NS, Canada
    5
    2 reviews

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

  • 15

    Delaps Cove Wilderness Trail

    Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0, Canada ‎
    5
    1 review

    One of the most beautiful trails in Nova Scotia, the trail meanders through lush woodlands to the Bay of Fundy.

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  • 16

    Upper Clements Amusement Park

    Upper Clements, Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada
    5
    2 reviews

    Upper Clements is well worth coming to visit. We spent most of our time in the sister Adventure Park which is obstacle courses and zip lines. For $30 each we spent 3-4 hours doing a guided obstacle course which was so much fun. At the end of each course there was a short zip line. To finish off there were ...

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  • 17

    Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

    559 Chebucto Street, Baddeck, NS, Canada
    5
    2 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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  • 18

    Canso Causeway

    Canso Causeway, Port Hastings, NS B9A 1M4, Canada
    4.5
    2 reviews

    Great place to storm watch.

  • 19

    The Dome

    1726 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 2B6, Canada
    4
    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

    Halifax Town Clock

    1741 Brunswick St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    4
    2 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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