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Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Although Alexander Keith served three terms as mayor of Halifax, his political achievements are overshadowed by another accomplishment:...

Anna Leonowens Gallery

  • Museum/Gallery

Victorian wunderkind Anna Leonowens is famous for the time she spent as a royal governess in Thailand (then Siam), which inspired Rodgers...

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

  • Museum/Gallery

In an 1867 Italianate-style building that previously served as a post office, bank, and the headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted...

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

  • Museum/Gallery

Affectionately dubbed "Canada's Front Door," Pier 21 served as the entry point for nearly a million immigrants—refugees, evacuees,...

Deadman's Island

  • Park/Playground

This tiny spit is the final resting place of almost 200 American prisoners of war who died while imprisoned in Halifax during the War...

Discovery Centre

  • Museum/Gallery

Halifax's interactive science center is an exciting place for children, and keeps many a parent enthralled, too, with exhibits like "Build...

Fairview Lawn Cemetery

  • Cemetery

This cemetery is the final resting place of 121 victims of the Titanic. The graves are easily found, in a graceful arc of granite tombstones...

Government House

  • Government Building

Built between 1799 and 1805 for Sir John Wentworth, the Loyalist governor of New Hampshire, and his racy wife, Fannie (Thomas Raddall's...

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

  • Military Site

You can't miss the Citadel, literally or figuratively. Erected between 1826 and 1856 on Halifax's highest hill, it still dominates the...

Halifax Public Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

One of the oldest formal Victorian gardens in North America, this city oasis had its start in 1753 as a private garden. Its layout was...