Halifax, Nova Scotia

Downtown Halifax
Quaint fishing village outside of Halifax
Beautiful rocky shore of Peggy's Cove - a short bus trip from Halifax Nova Scotia


Located on the eastern seaboard of Canada (on the Atlantic Ocean) is Halifax. Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and is known as the "City of Trees". Halifax is a major Canadian Seaport which dates back to 1749 and is the world's second largest natural harbor. The city itself is very picturesque with just the right combination of historical and modern architecture. In Halifax you can tour the city (either by horse drawn trolley or by foot), visit the Citadel - one of Halifax's historical treasures, take a city tour, visit the cemetery where victims of the Titanic Disaster were buried, visit the local museums and historic pubs or just go shopping. You can also choose to take a short harbor tour on a replica of Theodore the Tug Boat (ideal for younger kids) or go whale watching.

A 15 minute car ride from Halifax is Fisherman's Cove which is a 200 year old fishing village. The village offers shopping, local arts and crafts, great food and much more in a traditional fishing village setting. And  what would be a trip to Halifax be without a Lobster lunch.

About 1.5 hours from Halifax is the highly recommended Peggy's Cove. Known for it's dramatic landscape, beautiful lighthouse and impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean.  One activity at Peggy's cove is climbing the spectacular rock formation that support the lighthouse and protects the shoreline from erosion. Peggy's Cove is an excellent stop for picture taking and capturing the true heart of the Canadian Maritime provinces. The excursion to this quaint fishing village is well worth it! To fully enjoy the experience, you should be stable footed and wear comfortable shoes for walking and climbing.

The people of Halifax are very friendly and always willing to be helpful. It should be noted that the weather in Halifax (and all of Canada for the most part) can be very unpredictable. Always be prepared by having a sweater and wind-breaker handy (even in the summer months) and fog can make sightseeing somewhat difficult.