Things to Do in Halifax, Nova Scotia

There is no shortage of things to do and see here, whether it’s your main destination or a stopping point on your way to discovering more of Atlantic Canada. 

It’s the perfect place to get a feel for the city, with almost four kilometres of boardwalk to stroll along.

Halifax Waterfront

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

This iconic, historic location is where almost one million Canadian immigrants landed between 1928 and 1971.

Visit this historic hilltop fort that has sat overlooking Halifax since 1856: definitely one of the most recommended places to visit in Halifax.

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Halifax Public Gardens

There will be something unique to see as you walk the 16-acre garden’s many winding paths—from seasonal plants to fountains and statues reminiscent of Victorian times.

One of the museum’s most notable exhibits tells the story of the Titanic, Halifax’s role in the disaster, and the personal stories of many who were on board, with a collection of artifacts that include a rare Titanic deck chair.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Self-guided tour from the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

If you’re a sports fan and in search of a great outdoor activity, this is a must-add to your Halifax sightseeing list.

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