Halifax is not simply the airport gateway into your Nova Scotian adventure. It promises the warmest of welcomes to a historic port city filled with a myriad of attractions and an atmospheric waterfront district. Start at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, for insight into the journeys and heartfelt stories of one million Canadian immigrants, before discovering Halifax Seaport Farmers Market. Hear captivating sea stories at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and stroll through the beautiful Victorian flora at Halifax Public Gardens. No visit would be complete without visiting Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, standing at the ‘top’ of the city, you’ll be greeted by the distinctive Clock Tower that looks over Halifax. Completed in 1856, Citadel was built as a military fortification to protect the Empire from enemies.
If you’d like to base yourself in Halifax and explore the rest of Nova Scotia from there, you might like our Nova Scotia Highlights from Halifax 6 night ‘hub and spoke’ holiday.