Nova Scotia Tourism Guides - Halifax Metro Area


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Exciting. Eclectic. Romantic. Halifax deftly blends the past with the present to produce a skyline dotted with elegant 18th- and 19th-century architecture alongside ultra-modern towers of glass and steel. The heart of Halifax is perfect for exploring on foot, with tree lined streets, international restaurants, galleries, libraries and museums. Inviting sidewalk cafés beckon you to while away a few hours amid park-like, waterfront, and historic settings in the busy downtown, often with a backdrop of the bustling harbour, which entertains ship traffic from every corner of the globe.

Halifax has been a significant port city ever since its founding in 1749. Indeed the waterfront continues to be a hot spot, boasting some of the city’s most stimulating entertainment and most fascinating historical landmarks. Take in the impressive displays and dockside historic ships at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic before heading to the nearby Historic Properties, where 19th-century privateers’ warehouses have been transformed into a delightful array of specialty boutiques and restaurants. Day and night, the downtown area pulsates with the rhythms of local music and the excitement that characterizes life in a cosmopolitan centre. Here visitors can enjoy a boat tour of the harbour, savour a wealth of entertainment or indulge in the excitement of a waterfront casino.