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Visiting Halifax

Got your sea legs? Good. You’ll need them in Halifax, where life revolves around Atlantic swells. The maritime museum is one of the world’s best, and the area’s rich nautical heritage lives on at the lauded Pier 21 immigration museum and the famous Citadel. Need more sea sights? Head to nearby Lunenburg and its fisheries museum or to Peggy’s Cove and its photogenic lighthouse.... Read More Got your sea legs? Good. You’ll need them in Halifax, where life revolves around Atlantic swells. The maritime museum is one of the world’s best, and the area’s rich nautical heritage lives on at the lauded Pier 21 immigration museum and the famous Citadel. Need more sea sights? Head to nearby Lunenburg and its fisheries museum or to Peggy’s Cove and its photogenic lighthouse.    Close

Stories and Tips Halifax

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Have Pride, Halifax

Written by tvordj on 04 Jul, 2013

More and more cities and towns are celebrating Gay Pride in the summer. The full acronym is LGBT and they've recently added a Q on the end. (Lesbian, Gay, BiSexual, Transsexual, Queer). Gay Pride celebrates that you can be different and still live on an…Read More


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Natal Day weekend

Written by tvordj on 10 Oct, 2011

The first Monday in August is a holiday, many provinces in the country have it as a civic holiday or ank holiday if ou will. Here in Halifax it's something a little more special. It's to celebrate the founding of Halifax and Dartmouth and is…Read More


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Halifax Explosion

Written by tvordj on 20 Sep, 2010

December 6 is Halifax's "day that lives in infamy". On Dec 6, 1917, two ships collided in Halifax harbour, the Imo and the Mont Blanc. The Imo was carrying relief supplies for WWI and the Mont Blanc was carrying explosives for the war effort.…Read More


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A Drive from Halifax to Lunenburg

Written by artslover on 12 May, 2006

We decided on a Friday night to rent a car and drive to Lunenburg the next day, stopping along the way as time permitted. I was to get the car and be ready to leave when my husband was finished with his business. Saturday morning,…Read More


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Laid-back and lovely, Halifax brims with Maritime charm

Written by Jim Rosenberg on 29 Sep, 2000

With a population of around a million combined, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island offer striking natural beauty and Maritime flavor filled with picturesque seascapes, wild salmon rivers and fresh lobsters boiling in the pots of quaint seaside restaurants in fishing villages…Read More


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One Day in Halifax

Written by smmmarti guide on 29 Nov, 2004

Earlier this year I met a fellow hailing from Nova Scotia."I‘ve always wanted to go there!" I exclaimed."Heavens, why?" he retorted. "I don’t know?" I muttered, suddenly embarrassed. Undaunted by the local’s lack of enthusiasm for his homeland, I decided this would be the…Read More


Transportation: Metro Transit

Written by tvordj on 20 May, 2008

Halifax only has bus and a passenger ferry for public transportation at the moment. The bus network is fairly good and will take you most anywhere you need to go. Some routes are less busy and only run hourly but most run on a 20…Read More


Peggy's Cove

Written by naomi123 on 26 Sep, 2005

En route from White Point, where we had stayed for the weekend, back to St John NB, we stooped off in Peggy's Cove. This helped to break up the 6-hour drive a little. Peggy's cove is a small seaside resort just outside of Halifax. Although…Read More


White Point Resort-Spa

Written by naomi123 on 26 Sep, 2005

During my stay at White Point, I decided to avail myself of their magnificent on-site spa facilities. A fairly extensive and reasonably priced list of treatments is available at reception, and we were lucky enough to get appointments for the same day - sometimes they…Read More


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Nova Scotia details

Written by samepenny on 11 Oct, 2000

I have always been fascinated by the Bay of Fundy and although I have seen it in prior years, I really got to see it on this trip. We stayed in a cottage called Driftwood in West Advocate Nova Scotia. It was a…Read More


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