The port city of Halifax is the capital of the Nova Scotia province in Canada. Thanks to its coastal location, the city has a rich maritime heritage and a gleaming skyline that rises majestically above the water.
When in Halifax, make some time to tour the 18th-century Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. This hilltop fort is laid out in the shape of a star, and is home to landscaped gardens, the Town Clock and the Army Museum. Aside from 360-degree views over the city, it offers experiences like ghost walks, cannon firing and live re-enactments by people dressed in period costumes. Another museum you should check out is the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, home to the warship ‘CSS Arcadia', naval artefacts and interesting exhibits on the Titanic and the Halifax Explosion. Afterwards, you can walk along the coast to the Halifax Waterfront – a four-kilometre-long wooden walkway lined with eateries, shops and colourful hammocks where you can relax and feel the ocean breeze.
There are plenty of picturesque spots in Halifax where you can unwind and spend some time amidst nature. You can head to Point Pleasant Park – 75 hectares of forested area by the ocean, with criss-crossing trails, historic monuments and a beach to boot. Then there’s Canada’s oldest urban park, the 18th-century Halifax Common, home to several sports grounds, fountains and a swimming pool. For beautiful flowers amidst ponds and bridges, you should check out the Victorian-era Halifax Public