Rich in history and ocean front views from anywhere in the city
No matter what you’re into, Halifax has something for everyone. Live music, history and museums, world-class cuisine, sporting events, theatre, shopping, and plenty more.
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There’s nothing like seeing a place through the eyes of a local. To find food tours, sailing tours, guided tours by sea-doo, bicycle, kayak or Segway, historic tours, and tours of local hidden gems, click here.
The Best Beaches
One of the best parts of Halifax’s location on the Atlantic coast is the stunning beaches in the surrounding area. From warm waters and white sand to big waves and killer surf, click here for some of the best beaches in the Halifax Region!
There is arguably no Nova Scotian landmark more iconic than Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, located just 45 minutes from downtown Halifax in the small fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. Click here for a guide on everything you need to know for your visit to this iconic Canadian landmark, and the surrounding Peggy’s Cove Village.
Heli-Picnic Island Escape
Take a thrilling helicopter journey from Halifax Harbour over stunning Nova Scotia coastlines to Sambro Island. Indulge in Nova Scotia bubbly on a private beach, explore the secluded cove and enjoy a tasting picnic by the lighthouse featuring wine, charcuterie and cheeses sourced locally and hosted by your personal sommelier. For more information, click here.
A Unique Perspective
Explore Halifax from a unique perspective, on the water. Harbour Watercraft Tours and Adventures offers Sea-Doo and Kayak rentals and tours. They also have have jet boat tours which are ‘shore’ to be memorable! Looking for event more adventure? Learn how to surf with the East Coast Surf School.
Located just minutes from the city, but with the feeling of being miles away from it all, Hatfield Farm has wagon and Sleigh rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, mini golf and indoor inflatable games centre. For more information, click here.
Self-Guided Art Tour
Grab your camera and explore Downtown Halifax. Click here for your guide to stunning street art and murals. The tour starts in the South End of Downtown Halifax at South and Barrington streets, moves into the Downtown core and finishes on the beautiful Halifax Waterfront.
100 Islands in 100 Minutes
Discover the natural beauty of a little known expanse of protected islands on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. Only an hour from Halifax, the Wild Islands archipelago, (750+ islands) stretches for over 100 kilometres and offers you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vast natural settings that are (mostly) as Samuel de Champlain found them when charting these islands in 1607. Click here to book your private tour.
Explore a 200-year old Working Fishing Village
Fisherman’s Cove offers visitors a peek into the past with a variety of modern day activities and events for the entire family. Located in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia at the entrance to the Halifax Harbour, just 20 minutes from downtown Halifax. Stroll the picturesque boardwalk and visit the many shops and eateries where you will find delicious food, Maritime crafts, local paintings, unique folk art, and souvenirs to bring home. For more information, click here.
Did you know you can tour Alexander Keith’s Brewery? Step into brewing history. Click here to book.