Culture

Art and History

The Halifax Town Clock has been watching over Halifax since 1803. Built by a prince, the clock is perhaps the second pride of the city after the Halifax Citadel. It towers over the downtown core holding everyone in ‘perfect time’!

Here we GROW!

Record population growth, construction cranes everywhere, huge shipyard contracts and a growing tech sector have all fed the impression that the city is growing in leaps and bounds.Steeped in history and culture, life in Halifax revolves around the sea. But there’s so much more! From bustling city streets to leisurely strolls through the magnificent Public Gardens, to sailing tours of Halifax Harbour, to exploring the Pier 21 or Halifax Citadel National Historic Sites – there are so many things to do in Halifax.

 

Did you know?

  • The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market is the longest continuously operating farmers’ market in North America.
  • The HalifaxExplosion in 1917 was the world’s largest man-made explosion prior to Hiroshima
  • Windsor, Nova Scotia is the Birthplace of hockey in North America

Places to visit

1.HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY

Location: 5440 Spring Garden Road

About:The Halifax Central Library is one of the top rates libraries in the world…now is your chance to find out why!

2.NOVA CENTER (HALIFAX CONVENTION CENTER)

Location: 1650 Argyle Street

About:Big and bright.Those are the best words to describe the new $500 million dollar Halifax Convention Centre, which officially opened its doors in 2016 and features a variety of events.

3.HALIFAX SEAPORT

Location: 1209 Marginal Road

About: The Halifax Seaport is a vibrant arts and cultural district found at the south end of the Halifax waterfront. On Saturday you will find it bustling with local food vendors, artisans and retailers

4.PIER 21

Location: 1055 Marginal Road

About:From the late twenties to the early seventies, Pier 21 was Canada’s ‘front door’ to over a million immigrants, refugees, troops, wartime evacuees, war brides and their children. It has been compared to New York’s Ellis Island, and is intrinsically linked to  Canada’s multicultural national identity.

5.MARITIME MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC

Location: 1675 Lower Water Street

About: Located in the heart of Halifax’s historic waterfront, there’s no better place to get immersed in Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage than the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

6.HALIFAX CITADEL

Location: 5425 Sackville Street

About: Citadel Hill is a hill that is a National Historic Site in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Four fortifications have been constructed on Citadel Hill since 1749, and were referred to as Fort George—but only the third fort was officially named Fort George

7.ALEXANDER KEITH’S NOVA SCOTIA BREWERY

Location: 1496 Lower Water Street

About: “Those who like it, Like it a lot”. Founded in 1820, Alexander Keith’s is a brewery in Halifax, Canada. It is among the oldest commercial breweries in North America.