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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 74 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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Coaldale, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Fribourg, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Nice park, but no relly spectucular highlights, viewoints, or wildlife sightings. The nicest thing about the park was our stroll to it ( through South Park Stret and YoungAvenue) and back (following Marginal Road through the harbor towards Pier 21)

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Gilbert, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We went to the park to see a show at "Shakespeare by the sea" . The walk in this park was less than unimpressive. Not worth the expended energy.

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Alberta, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This park is a great place to spend a few hours while in Halifax. There are lots of well maintained paths throughout the park allowing you to explore freely and often away from the crowds. Within the park are specific historical sites such as the Martello Tower and the gun batteries which are interesting. There is also a nice open... More

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

This park is a jewel for citizens of Halifax where you can get away from it all & enjoy the natural environment on the edge of Halifax Harbour

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Calgary
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We came upon the park by accident and then made it part of our daily ritual, walking around the perimeter and looking at the ocean. It is lovely and well maintained. A great place to walk or jog. Loved it.

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Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A lovely park - well maintained with easy to walk pathways, points of interest and great views of the harbour approaches. The only disappointment was that the battery towers were open to the public - we had to content ourselves with walking around them. Still... I definitely recommend a visit if you fancy a scenic stroll in Halifax.

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Butler, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Might be a long walk from the city - catch a bus for $2.90 (good for the day). Nice easy walking trails along water, view of light house. No food in park so bring your own. Small old fortress within the park and very small beach (I would not swim in the water). Locals seem to use the park for... More

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Halifax, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Lovely green area lots of trails just two kilometers from downtown. The walk along Young Avenue through Golden Gates is a great introduction to the park. Young Ave wide boulevard lovely old homes. Park has wide gravel path (3 km around outside) by the water around it. Old forts, first Martello tower (open & free in summer) and active people.... More

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