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  • 1. Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21


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

  • 2. Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    Military Sight

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

  • 3. Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk


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

  • 4. Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery


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

  • 5. Anna Leonowens Gallery


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

  • 6. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia


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

  • 7. Deadman's Island

    City Park

    This tiny spit is the final resting place of almost 200 American prisoners of war who died while imprisoned in Halifax during the War of 1812...Read More

  • 8. Discovery Centre


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

  • 9. Fairview Lawn 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...Read More

  • 10. 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 novel...Read More

  • 11. Halifax Public Gardens


    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 completed...Read More

  • 12. Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market


    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...Read More

  • 13. Historic Properties

    Historic District/Site

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

  • 14. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic


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

  • 15. Mary E. Black 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. Black...Read More

  • 16. Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History


    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 is...Read More

  • 17. Point Pleasant Park

    City Park

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

  • 18. 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...Read More

  • 19. Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park

    Cole Harbour | Beach

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

  • 20. 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 the...Read More

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