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Point Pleasant Park

Point Pleasant Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1B5, Canada (South End)
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Ranked #5 of 79 Attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Activities: Running
Description: Have a picnic with sweeping ocean views or hike through 186 acres of forest in one of Halifax's most cherished parks.
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125 reviews 125 reviews
56 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We drove through the port to the park and stopped in the abundant parking lot at the park entrance. This is the Halifax equivalent of Vancouver's Stanley Park. Located on the edge of downtown, just past the port, it is surrounded by the water on 2 sides. It has a small beach by the parking lot, but we wouldn't go... More

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lima
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50 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We found this park after looking at Halifax attractions on Trip Advisor. We took an hour walk around the exterior of the park. We enjoyed the views of the water. It is a very well maintained park with lots of people in the park. Looked like a great place to pack a picnic and spend a day. We also enjoyed... More

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Halifax, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Point Pleasant Park has a lot of family friendly trails and a beach area. Great place for a long or short walk.

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Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy the outdoors, in the heart of the city, take time out to visit Point Pleasant Park. Great walking trails and becautiful views of the water. Not a great place to swim unfortunately; but a very nice place for a family picnic, throwing rocks in the water and overall family enjoyment. Some neat forts to explore.

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Took the kids here on vacation killing some time while waiting for a plane, and what a pleasant surprise. Wide, extremely well groomed paths winding through dense old growth trees, just a few minutes from the harbour. Incredibly clean and well taken care of, even a public washroom down near the water. Good size too, we could have walked easily... More

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oakville
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64 reviews 64 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Beautiful and peaceful walk. Lovely view of the water. The houses in the area are really lovely as well and make for a pleasant drive around the neighbourhood .

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

nice place to enjoy the outdoors. You can do the trails, see an old fort or sight near the harbour shore

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Natural oldish growth park devastated by Hurricane Juan but is bouncing back. If only the do-gooders will just let it regenerate naturally the way it gre in the first place. Great place for a walk an view of the harbour

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Coaldale, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went Point Pleasant Park expressly to visit the Halifax Memorial, which is a very important memorial to us. We had no idea that there were so many other things to see and do. We walked the entire park and visited each of the attractions. If you are interested in history you will love this park. Even if you just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Point Pleasant Park is a wonderful spot within walking distance of the popular downtown Halifax attractions: harbourfront, boardwalk; restaurants and bars; Spring Garden area and Dalhousie, St. Mary's, King's Universities. It provides a wonderful combination of mature forest and seashore. There are numerous paths, ocean vistas, important monuments -- all within a well-maintained public area that offers loads of space... More

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