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Halifax, Canada

Halifax
Canada

Halifax is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia. Halifax Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world. This has made it a strategic place for the defense of the territory. You can visit it’s citadel to learn more about the military past of the city.

In 1917, the city was partially destroyed by a gigantic explosion resulting from the collision between two ships in its port, one of which was carrying ammunition.

Useful Information

Language

English

Tips

A 15% tip will be appreciated in restaurants and taxis.

Currency

CAD
Canadian Dollar

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XE

Time difference

UTC: -4

from New York: +1h

from San Francisco: +3h

from London: -4h

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)
Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
-1013
-622
-229
1475.75
February
-1113
-621
-229
1194.75
March
-621
-229
337
1234.75
April
-130
438
846
1245.00
May
439
949
1558
1114.25
June
949
1558
2068
983.75
July
1356
1865
2374
973.75
August
1356
1865
2373
1104.25
September
948
1457
1966
953.75
October
439
947
1355
1295.00
November
-131
338
745
1546.00
December
-719
-327
134
1676.50

Where is located the Port of Halifax Cruise Terminal

Halifax Harbour is located in the heart of the city and you will find museums and restaurants close to it. Inside the terminal, the staff at the tourist information kiosk is very welcoming. Kiosks selling local products and souvenirs can also be found in the terminal.

Travelling around the Halifax Cruise Port

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An hop-on hop-off bus operates in Halifax. The starting point is close to the Martitime Museum.
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Activities in Halifax

Neighborhoods

Halifax Seaport

The Halifax Seaport is a vibrant arts and culture district. You will find shops, a farmers’ market and the Garrison Brewing Co.

Landmarks

Peggy’s Cove

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Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse is one of Nova Scotia’s most well-known and the most photographed lighthouses.

Historical sites

Halifax Citadel

This star-shaped fort is located in the center of the city near the port. Inside, we recreate life as in 1869. You will understand the role of this historical monument in the defense of the city and the territory. You will find a beautiful view of the city.

Museums

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

This Maritime Museum is the largest and the oldest in Canada. Here, you will learn about Nova Scotia’s maritime history. The exhibitions relate the events of the Battle of the Atlantic, the Halifax Explosion of 1917 and the aftermath of the Titanic disaster.

Canadian Museum of Immigration

This museum is located on the pier, a few steps from the ship. You will learn how Canada was shaped by immigration and the stories of those who first came to the country.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia collects, preserves, and exhibits visual arts from artists with strong ties to Nova Scotia and the Atlantic provinces, Canadian and international artists.

Discovery Center

Just a stone away from the ship, the Discovery Center has all the technology in their interactive expeditions and includes the first immersive dome theater.

Nature

Halifax Public Gardens

This 16-acre oasis in the center of Halifax has over 140 different species of trees. Walk in this Victorian garden and admire the flowerbeds. There are plenty of places to sit and relax in this serene environment.

Activities

Alexander Keith’s Brewery

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Alexander Keith’s beer has been brewed in Nova Scotia since 1820.

Casino

The Nova Scotia Casino is located near the cruise terminal.