Discover Halifax

From exciting Maritime culture to scenery and eateries, Halifax has plenty to see, do and eat. Here are some ideas to make your stay even more memorable.


Top 10 reasons to visit Halifax in 2019:


If you're looking for:

Outdoor adventure...

The Halifax harbourfront is a wonderful 4-km boardwalk that stretches along the waterfront and is always a buzz of activities during the summer months.

Interested in seeing the sites on a bike or in a sea kayak? Kattuk Expeditions offers twice-daily guided kayak tours as well as a selection of mountain and hybrid bike rentals.

If you are looking for a unique sight-seeing adventure, consider seeing the city on a Segway tour


Explore the best of Halifax by land and sea aboard an amphibious adventure with Harbour Hopper Tours.

Heritage and culture...

Step back in time at Halifax Citadel National Historic site with the 78th Highlanders and the 3rd Brigade Royal Artillery to learn what it was like for the soldiers and their families to live and work in this historic fort. 
If you are an admirer of the arts, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada.

If you are looking to take a scenic drive, travel 43 kilometres southwest of Halifax to Peggy's Cove. This idyllic village is one of most popular stops in Atlantic Canada. Set on rocky shores, the iconic lighthouse and village are a photographer's paradise.  ACSC Social Program: Join our ACSC Peggy's Cove Tour (lunch included) on June 13th between 10am and 2pm.


History buffs will want to visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Canada's national museum of immigration occupies part of Pier 21, the former ocean liner terminal and immigration shed from 1928 to 1971. Pier 21 is Canada's last remaining ocean immigration shed.

For a spectacular view of spring flowers visit the Halifax Public Gardens. Formally established in 1867, the Victorian era gardens are located on the Halifax Peninsula near the popular shopping district of Spring Garden Road and opposite Victoria Park.



Dining out and nightlife...(including some of our Planning Committee's favourite spots!)


Agricola Street Brasserie offers French inspired food in a stylish atmosphere with sustainable seafood & ambitious sophisticated cooking.

Known for its Nova Scotian seafood and prime AAA steaks, the Five Fishermen also boasts an award-winning list of more than 200 wines.

The Stubborn Goat Gastropub is the place to go for craft beer and upscale comfort food. 

Tempo Food + Drink offers great wines by the glass, local beer and spirits, and inspired cocktails are served alongside updated Canadian classics and Asian fusion.

The Celtic heart of Halifax, The Old Triangle Ale House is a casual Irish pub featuring an extensive menu of traditional Irish and Atlantic Canadian dishes and live music 7 nights a week.

Located on the incredible Halifax Waterfront, Casino Nova Scotia offers lots of exciting gaming options from slots to blackjack, poker, craps and roulette. Plus, fantastic dining and unforgettable entertainment year-round.

ACSC Social Program: Join our ACSC Alexander Keith's Brewery Tour  on June 12th between 9am and 12pm.

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