Planning a trip to Nova Scotia and looking for what to do in Halifax? The capital of this maritime province is quaint, cute, affordable, scenic, and easy to get to! Our easy guide will help you figure out what to do in Halifax during your trip! Everything can be completed in one day or across multiple, it is all up to you!
What To See In Halifax:
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Discover the stories of the people that first came to Halifax! This museum is the perfect rainy day activity as you learn about everything from small craft boatbuilding to the cities involvement in the World Wars. Find out more here!
Art Gallery Of Nova Scotia
If you love art like we do, this place is for you! The Art Gallery Of Nova Scotia is the largest art gallery in Atlantic Canada and the permanent collection houses over 17,000 works of art. The Art Gallery is also home to international traveling exhibitions and local art as well. If you are looking for what to do in Halifax, wandering the 90,000 square feet of art is wonderful!
Where To Stay In Halifax:
The Westin Nova Scotian
The Westin Nova Scotian features a prime location with sweeping views of Halifax and Halifax Harbour. If you are traveling to Halifax by train, the hotel is actually connected to the Via Rail train station! The Westin is just steps away from the Halifax waterfront and downtown. The hotel is affordable despite its perfect location right on the water. Make sure you head down to breakfast during your stay because it can’t be beat!
What To Do In Halifax:
Walk the Halifax Waterfront
Halifax’s waterfront has a simply magical maritime feel about it. Whether you want to go for a quick bite, duck into some shops, or take some stunning night photos of the city, the waterfront has enough to keep you busy for hours. No matter what time you visit, the Halifax Waterfront has something unique to offer. During the summer it is bustling with people enjoying the weather and in the winter it is humming with the sound of people enjoying their time under the twinkling lights.
Learn about immigration history at Pier 21
Pier 21 is located on the Halifax Waterfront and is the site where the earliest immigrants to Nova Scotia passed through. Think of it as the Ellis Island to Atlantic Canada! Like America, Canada is a country of immigrants and each has a unique story just waiting to be discovered.
Enjoy the Halifax Farmers Market
Right next to the immigration museum, you will find the Halifax Farmers Market. It has been around since 1750 and one is the oldest operating markets in North America. We love fresh food and visiting this market gives you the best that Atlantic Canada hs to offer!
Visit Peggy’s Cove
If you are looking to escape the city for a bit, head to Peggy’s Cove! The lighthouse is easily one of the most photographed places in Atlantic Canada. Even if you aren’t a photographer, walking along with rocks and enjoying the spray of the sea is a great way to explore Maritime Canada.
Are you looking for what to do in Halifax? Have you visited before? What are you favorite things to do? Let us know in the comments!
This post was created in conjunction with Destination Halifax. All opinions are our own and you just have to visit this beautiful Maritime city!