Halifax, Canada

The capital of Nova Scotia and the largest city in Canada's Atlantic Provinces, Halifax was once Great Britain's major military bastion in North America. The beautifully restored waterfront buildings of Halifax's Historic Properties recall the city's centuries-old maritime heritage. Stroll the waterfront, and you may find Nova Scotia's floating ambassador, the schooner Bluenose II, tied up to Privateer's Wharf, just as old sailing ships have done for over 200 years. Halifax is also the gateway to Nova Scotia's stunning scenery, including famous Peggy's Cove, where surf-pounded granite cliffs and a solitary lighthouse create an unsurpassed scene of rugged natural beauty.

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Points of Interest

  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Pier 21
  • Historic Properties
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
  • Province House
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Peggy's Cove
  • Lunenburg
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  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

    Step back into Nova Scotia's maritime history. Among its many historic exhibits you'll find the world's foremost collection of Titanic memorabilia, including one of the ship's few surviving deck chairs.

  • Pier 21

    Discover Canada's Immigration Museum and experience this point of entry like the many people who passed through between 1928 and 1971. Learn the personal and national stories of struggle and triumph.

  • Historic Properties

    This charmingly renovated 19th-century district hearkens back to when merchant ships, privateers and naval ships plied the harbor waters. Stroll around and soak up some history while you shop.

  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    Enjoy the living history program featuring actors portraying life in the fort in 1869. There are also many interactive exhibits explaining the Citadel's role in Halifax's and North America's history.

  • Province House

    This is where the Nova Scotia House of Assembly has met every year since 1819. It's Canada's oldest seat of government. Visit the "Red Chamber," the parliament chamber and the library on your tour.

  • St. Paul's Cathedral

    This 18th-century cathedral was the oldest Protestant place of worship and the first Garrison Church in Halifax. Be sure to see the "explosion window" and the metal piece embedded in the wall as a result of the historic 1917 explosion.

  • Peggy's Cove

    This quaint, historic fishing village dates back to 1811. Be sure to visit Peggy's Point Lighthouse. The current classic red and white structure was built in 1914, and is still in use today, though visits inside are no longer allowed.

  • Lunenburg

    This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers the best example of an 18th-century planned British colonial settlement in North America. It's also considered to be "The Balsam Christmas Tree Capital of the World."

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Discovery Family: Halifax City & Harbor Duck Tour

1 hours | Halifax | YHZ-600
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

See the best of Halifax from land and sea aboard your amphibious "duck" vehicle - the "Harbor Hopper." First you'll take a scenic drive, passing the Public Gardens, Citadel Hill, and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Then you'll splash into the harbor for a unique view of the Waterfront.

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Peggy's Cove & Coastal Scenic Drive

3 hours | Halifax | YHZ-100
  • Historic Properties
  • Province House
  • Peggy's Cove

Explore this early 19th-century coastal village that's inspired hundreds of artists and photographers - Peggy's Cove. You'll tour the famous lighthouse, walk the quaint streets and visit the charming shops. Still an active fishing village, you'll get to see a live lobster demonstration as well.

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HOP ON HOP OFF ALL DAY BUS PASS

1.5 hours | Halifax | YHZ-135
  • Province House
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Historic Properties
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Hop on and hop off to set the pace on this moderate full-day adventure. Explore the charming city of Halifax aboard a brightly colored Double-Decker Bus. Visit numerous historical sites including a timeless Citadel, the world's largest Titanic exhibit, a Victorian garden, the scenic waterfront and a bustling shopping district.

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Easy Halifax: Historic Sites Scenic Drive

2 hours | Halifax | YHZ-160
  • Historic Properties
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Enjoy a leisurely sightseeing tour around Halifax's most historic attractions with stops at Citadel Hill, a celebrated landmark with picture postcard views of the city, and Fairview Lawn Cemetery, the final resting place for 121 victims of the tragic sinking of the Titanic.

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Halifax Scenic Tour with Express Pass Entrance

2.5 hours | Halifax | YHZ-130
  • Pier 21
  • Historic Properties
  • Province House
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Explore the sights of Halifax at your discretion as you hop on and off the Double-Decker that makes a 90 minute loop throughout the city. Step off and visit the Maritime Museum and the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, both included in your tour price.

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Local Connections: Maritime Museum & RMS Titanic with Titanic Expert Glenn Taylor

3.5 hours | Halifax | YHZ-205
  • Historic Properties
  • Province House
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Explore Halifax's ties to one of the most legendary disasters of all time – the sinking of RMS Titanic, with Titanic Expert Glenn Taylor. You'll visit Fairview Cemetery, the final resting place of 121 victims. Then, you'll go to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic with the world's foremost collection of Titanic memorabilia.

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Peggy's Cove & Hop On/Hop Off Bus Tour

5 hours | Halifax | YHZ-125
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Historic Properties
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
  • Province House
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Peggy's Cove

Photograph the Lighthouse on the dramatic coastline of Peggy's Cove, a historic seaside village. And explore Halifax at your own pace on a fully narrated Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour. This ideal combo excursion makes it easy to see and do it all for a full day of adventure.

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FOODIES ON FOOT

3 hours | Halifax | YHZ-380

Get a taste of Halifax's culinary culture with a walking tour around the picturesque waterfront. Savor a delectable sampling of local fare such as the "Best Lobster Roll in Canada," and sweet treats like homemade ice cream. Then, enjoy free time to shop or sightsee before returning to the ship.

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Local Connections: Annapolis Valley Tour, Wine Tasting & Bay of Fundy with Winemaker Cacilia Stutz

7 hours | Halifax | YHZ-225
  • Pier 21
  • Historic Properties

Venture into the wonders of Nova Scotia with a scenic tour through Annapolis Valley. Enjoy wine tasting at an award-winning winery with Co-Owner and Winemaker Cacilia Stutz. Marvel at the beauty of the famous Bay of Fundy tides. Stroll the tranquil streets of historic Wolfville and shop at the locally renowned Hennigar's Farm Market..

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PEGGY'S COVE PRESERVATION AREA HIKE

4.5 hours | Halifax | YHZ-470
  • Peggy's Cove

Lace up your hiking boots for a trek into the Peggy's Cove Preservation Area, hailed for its scenic beauty. Soak up spectacular ocean vistas, scramble across ancient rocky slopes and enjoy postcard perfect photo opportunities. A return trip to Peggy's Cove offers a chance to sightsee and shop.

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Local Connections: Colonial Lunenburg & Amos Pewter Experience with Local Artisan

7 hours | Halifax | YHZ-210
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Historic Properties
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
  • Lunenburg

Enjoy a trip through Halifax on your way to Lunenburg, a colonial seaport town which has an Old Town designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. You will also visit Acadian Maple for a sweet treat on snow and Amos Pewter for a unique, hands-on, artisanal experience.

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Discovery Recommended: Ultimate Halifax & Lunch

7 hours | Halifax | YHZ-120
  • Historic Properties
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
  • Peggy's Cove

Experience Nova Scotia's scenic beauty and visit the most famous sights on this full-day excursion that visits the lighthouse at Peggy's Cove, stops at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, and features a tasty lunch with Nova Scotia signature chowder.

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Deep Sea Fishing: Cook Your Catch

5.5 hours | Halifax | YHZ-740

Get hooked on deep sea fishing then let an executive chef cook your catch! All the equipment is included and the captain will show you the very best fishing spots. Back on dry land, an executive chef will cook it and serve it with fries or salad and a beverage.

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Peggy's Cove, Scenic Drive & Lobster Lunch

5.5 hours | Halifax | YHZ-115
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
  • Province House
  • Peggy's Cove

Savor Nova Scotia's true fishing heritage. You'll visit Peggy's Cove, an early 19th century village, see the famous lighthouse, walk the quaint streets and visit the charming shops. Still an active fishing village, you'll get to see a live lobster demonstration and (better yet) enjoy a scrumptious lobster lunch.

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Best of Halifax & Lunch

7 hours | Halifax | YHZ-110
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
  • Peggy's Cove

Get to know Halifax's maritime history and enjoy a taste of life along this coastal community. Visit the quaint fishing village of Peggy's Cove with its famous lighthouse. Then tour the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Public Gardens and the Citadel Fortress, stopping along the way for a lobster wrap lunch.

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