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Halifax travel guide (Central): history and excitement


Halifax is the major metro area of Nova Scotia, yet it has managed to hold onto its maritime small town friendly atmosphere. Use this Halifax travel guide to get familiar with this region of Nova Scotia and find all the exciting things to do here.

Rich in history, the city hosts several attractions that will take you back through the centuries to the settlement and struggle for the maritimes between the colonial powers and indigenous peoples.

Halifax travel guide – things to do

  • Visit the hilltop Citadel, a star-shaped fort completed in the 1850s. Be a soldier for a day!
  • Waterfront warehouses known as the Historic Properties recall the city’s days as a trading hub for privateers, notably during the War of 1812.
  • See one of the largest and deepest ice-free natural harbours in the world, which has, made this city one of the most important Canadian commercial ports on the Atlantic seaboard.

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