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Ranked #1 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: This beautiful Victorian-inspired garden has been open to the public since 1875 and remains as one of Halifax's most... more » Owner description: This beautiful Victorian-inspired garden has been open to the public since 1875 and remains as one of Halifax's most beautiful and cherished sites. « less
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Ranked #2 of 64 attractions in Halifax
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Ranked #3 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Historic Sites; Military Museums; Lookouts; Cultural
Owner description: Experience an exciting part of Canada's history by visiting this 19th-century fort with a sweeping view of downtown Halifax.... more » Owner description: Experience an exciting part of Canada's history by visiting this 19th-century fort with a sweeping view of downtown Halifax. Between May and October, the Citadel is brought to life by two historic regiments of the British Army - the pageantry of the 78th Highlanders and the precision of the Royal Artillery thrill visitors daily with live re-enactments. The skirl of the bagpipes mixes with the crack of a rifle and the assembly of recruits for the next foot drill. There's no shortage of authentic experiences to view and participate in! Kids will love the Xplorers Program - an activity book just for them. When the sun sets, it's time to experience the other side of the Citadel - join the Citadel Ghost Walk and experience the dark and errie lore from the early 1800's. Tours start mid-July and run every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:30pm until the end of October. Cash at the front gate. « less
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Ranked #4 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Parks; Outdoors
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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Ranked #5 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Other

HALIFAX HARBOUR FERRY Taking the municipal ferry across to Dartmouth provided an excellent view Halifax from the water. There are many expensive organized cruises or tours... more »

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Ranked #6 of 64 attractions in Halifax
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Ranked #7 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: History Museums; Military Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's vast collection from binnacles and buoys to anchors and... more » Owner description: Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's vast collection from binnacles and buoys to anchors and armaments. « less
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Ranked #8 of 64 attractions in Halifax
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Ranked #9 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Plan a visit to this national testament to the Canadian immigration experience, which pays tribute to the citizens of Canada... more » Owner description: Plan a visit to this national testament to the Canadian immigration experience, which pays tribute to the citizens of Canada who have enriched this culturally diverse country. « less
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Ranked #10 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
The final and noteworthy resting place for many of the victims of the Titanic.
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Ranked #11 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Historic Sites; Ships; Cultural
Owner description: HMCS Sackville, the last remaining Flower Class corvette in the world, symbolizes the extraordinary effort of Canadians... more » Owner description: HMCS Sackville, the last remaining Flower Class corvette in the world, symbolizes the extraordinary effort of Canadians seventy years ago during the Second World War. Restored to her wartime configuration she serves as a museum and memorial to those lost during the Battle of the Atlantic and to honour those who serve and continue to serve in the Naval Service of Canada. HMCS Sackville is berthed at Sackville Landing adjacent to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in the summer and in HMC Dockyard during the winter. « less
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Ranked #12 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Ranked #13 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #15 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
Established in 1749, this is Halifax's first cemetery.
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Ranked #16 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Oldest provincial Parliament building still in use in Canada; a visit to its legislative library is recommended.
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Ranked #17 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Art Galleries; Art Museums; Museums

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, located at 1723 Hollis Street, acts as a gateway for the visual arts in Atlantic Canada by bringing the art of the world to Nova Scotia and the art... more »

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Ranked #18 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Built from timbers brought by sea from Boston in 1749, this historic site was the cathedral of the first Anglican bishop of... more » Owner description: Built from timbers brought by sea from Boston in 1749, this historic site was the cathedral of the first Anglican bishop of Nova Scotia. « less
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Ranked #19 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural

Clay Cafe Paint-Your-Own-Po... studio is a great place for anybody of any age to try. It is a fun family activity and perfect for couples or friends. You simply select a piece to... more »

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Ranked #20 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #21 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Children's Museums; Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: Located in downtown Halifax, the Discovery Centre is Nova Scotia’s only hands-on science centre. With a mission to make... more » Owner description: Located in downtown Halifax, the Discovery Centre is Nova Scotia’s only hands-on science centre. With a mission to make science interesting, enjoyable and interactive, it’s the smartest place to play! The Centre features a traveling exhibit in the Main Gallery; over 70 permanent exhibits like the Bubble Room, the Lindsay Building Centre with thousands of Lego blocks and the Race Against Time Race Track; and daily live science shows and educational movies. It's the best family experience in Halifax! « less
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Ranked #22 of 64 attractions in Halifax
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Ranked #23 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #24 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Natural History Museums; Museums
Here visitors can learn about eastern Canada's indigenous flowers, plants and wildlife.
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Ranked #26 of 64 attractions in Halifax
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Ranked #27 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #28 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Islands; Outdoors
Although this island is not inhabited by permanent residents, it offers hiking and a historic fort and lighthouse.
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Ranked #29 of 64 attractions in Halifax
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Ranked #30 of 64 attractions in Halifax
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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