Explore a sophisticated city and a world-class harbor
Founded in 1749, history and seafaring culture come together in Halifax, the capital city by the sea with the second largest harbor in the world. A walk along the historic Halifax waterfront reveals everything from tall ships and museums to harbor cruises. Visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and browse the stands at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market.
Tour Province House and see where political history has been made for over 250 years.
Halifax was founded as a military settlement and the crown jewel in its defenses was the Citadel. Visitors to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site can stroll through this massive star-shaped fortress, walk the ramparts and watch the kilted 78th Highland Regiment at drill.
Down the hill from the Citadel on the Halifax waterfront, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic commemorates the city’s vital link with the sea and seafaring life. Explore the wonders of Nova Scotia's land and sea at the Museum of Natural History. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada.
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