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Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

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Green in more ways than one, this waterfront market that hosts more than 200 local farmers, food producers, and artisans is one of Canada's...

Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk

  • Promenade/Boardwalk

Running from Casino Nova Scotia to Pier 21, this photogenic 3-km (2-mile) footpath offers backdoor access to the Historic Properties...

Historic Properties

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This series of restored waterfront warehouses dates from the days of yore, when trade and war made Halifax prosperous. They were built...

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

  • Museum/Gallery

The exhibits in this waterfront museum, housed partly in a restored chandlery, include small boats once used around the coast, as well...

Mary E. Black Gallery

  • Museum/Gallery

Between Pier 21 and the Seaport Farmers' Market, the exhibit space of the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, home of the Mary E.

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

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This is the place to learn about fossils and dinosaurs, as well as the flora and fauna prevalent in Nova Scotia today. The Nature Centre...

Point Pleasant Park

  • Park/Playground

Most of the city's former fortifications have been turned into public parks, including this one. The park encompasses 186 wooded acres...

Province House

  • Government Building

Charles Dickens proclaimed this structure, now a National Historic Site, "a gem of Georgian architecture." Erected in 1819 to house Britain...

Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park

  • Beach–Sight

For ocean swimming, this sand and cobble beach is the closest serviced option to Halifax, but avoid the area near the channel when the...

St. Paul's Anglican Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Opened in 1750, this is Canada's oldest Protestant church and the burial site of many colonial notables. It played a pivotal role during...


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