Cruising to Halifax

Aug 7th, 2018, 05:29 PM
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Cruising to Halifax

Looking for recommendations for what to do while in Halifax. Peggy's Cove sounds good, but we prefer to avoid big bus tours if possible. Are there things to do near the port? We are there from 9am-7pm.
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Aug 7th, 2018, 06:19 PM
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The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is within easy walking distance of the cruise port, and it has a very interesting permanent Titanic exhibit. The city of Halifax itself is very pretty - very nice walking city - there's a lot of history and the cemetery is fascinating. You can also visit the Citadel. There are lots of good restaurants, especially if you like seafood.
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Sep 15th, 2018, 10:54 AM
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The excellent Immigration Museum at Pier 21 is right near the cruise dock.
Walk along the boardwalk to the Maritime Museum.
Take a cab or Uber up to the Citadel.
Walk down by way of the Botanical Gardens.
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Oct 7th, 2018, 05:43 AM
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Peggy's Cove is picturesque in a post-card fashion. Your very limited time would be more profitably spent staying around one of the great harbours of the world.
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If my first-ever visit to NS had been for 10 hours, arriving in Halifax at 9:00am, I think I'd have rented a car and gone to the Bay of Fundy.

The site of the highest-ever tide recorded on earth is Burntcoat Head, NS, which is about 90 minutes from Halifax by car.

At low tide you can walk waaaaaaaaaaaaay out on the ocean floor and view the impressive impacts of the roaring tides there.

So maybe it takes 90 minutes before you're driving-off in your car (not really, but we are allowing for worst-case scenarios)... 90 minutes to get there ("traffic" is rare)... 90 minutes to get back... and then, pretend you're going to occupy 2 hours between roaming the ocean floor, and dining somewhere)

So where are we...?

@ 6 1/2 hours (of your 10)

AT the end, you'll HAVE a car, and can roam around Halifax and surrounds as you see fit, covering plenty of sightseeing territory with wheels.

Ideally you'll somehow time perfectly the point where you drive back into the rental car spot and the time you need to be back on your ship.

TIDE TIMES are important, and they are at this link, which you can set for a future date of your choosing:

7 days Tidal Predictions - Tides, Currents, and Water Levels

You most ideally want to be there within an hour of the moment of LOWEST tide.

Just an idea...
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