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Sightseeing

Within Walking Distance

Go to www.halifaxinfo.com for city information and visitor guide.

  • Harbour Front Walk - buskers, sight-seeing cruises/whale watching cruises/city tours, crafts, restaurants, Cows Ice Cream
  • Spring Garden Road : shopping, restaurants, pubs, cinema (in Park Lane Mall)
  • Farmers' Market (Lower Water St between Bishop and Salter St) Saturday Mornings
  • Public Gardens - Formal Victorian Gardens (Spring Garden and South Park St)
  • Theatre - Neptune Theatre (Argyle St at Sackville St)
  • Running - extensive trails and ocean views in Point Pleasant Park (drastically thinned by Hurricane Juan in 2003) Go south on South Park St. (which becomes Young Ave).
  • Museums etc
    • The Citadel : National Historic Site - 19th C star-shaped fort
    • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic exhibits on Halifax Explosion, Titanic
    • Others: Pier 21 (Ellis Island of Canada), NS Art Gallery
Suggested Day Trips

For before or after the conference. Times are for one-way trip. Go to www.novascotia.com for provincial tourism information including free travel guide.

  • Lunenburg/Mahone Bay
    • picturesque/historic towns with art/craft shops
    • 1-1.5 hrs down the "South Shore" on Highway 103
    • Lunenburg-Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic/home of BlueNose II schooner
  • Peggy's Cove
    • iconic lighthouse and granite shore
    • 45 minutes on Highway 333
    • return by continuing on Highway 333 along St Margarets Bay and back on the 103
  • Annapolis Valley
    • pastoral valley with picturesque/historic towns
    • Wolfville/Grand Pre 1.5 hrs on Highway 101
    • Grand Pre - National Historic Site commemorating expulsion of Acadians
    • Annapolis Royal 2.5 hours on Highway 101
    • Port Royal - National Historic Site - First European Settlement north of Florida - Recreated early 17th C fort
  • Eastern Shore Beaches
    • Rainbow Haven - 30 minutes on Highway 207 and Bissett Rd - Sand and cobble beach
    • Lawrencetown - 40 minutes on Highway 207 - Sand and cobble beach - good surf (bad riptides)
    • Martinique 1 hr on Highways 107 and 7, turn at Musquodoboit Harbour 5km of white sand beach

If you have a few days, you might want to consider Cape Breton: rugged and scenic Cabot Trail; Fortress of Louisburg National Historic Site (recreated 18th C town & fort)


 



 
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