Point Pleasant Park
Point Pleasant Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
About
Have a picnic with sweeping ocean views or hike through 186 acres of forest in one of Halifax's most cherished parks.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience Point Pleasant Park and nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles848 reviews
Excellent
550
Very good
243
Average
44
Poor
6
Terrible
5

TennisStar602
New Jersey659 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I had done a lot of walking during my day in Downtown Halifax, but I did want to see some of the more rural parts of the city. This park offers many walkways through these deep tree-lined woods. I really enjoyed the ability to get in touch with nature while I was visiting one of the biggest cities of Canada. I was sure that the fall foliage must have been amazing here. There was free parking on the premises. Downtown Halifax was about a ten (10)-minute drive away.
Written November 22, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,766 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Although close to downtown Halifax, PPP feels a world away. I enjoy walking the various trails through the park while learning about the local history. It’s amazing to see so many intact and wonderfully preserved structures, each one with informative descriptions. Lots of places to stop and rest (benches are plentiful). The views overlooking the water are stunning. Plenty of parking (upper and lower parking lots), or if you’re looking for a longer walk, the park is accessible from downtown via either a path that runs along the harbour front, past the cruise/shipping terminals or via the suburban South End neighborhood.
Written September 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Connie L
Houston, TX208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This park is more of a Central Park style park than a garden, and it was a wonderful place to visit on a foggy afternoon in July. The pathways are in great condition.
Written August 1, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Shanna M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The view is amazing. Great to go for sunset. There are places to sit and enjoy the view. Informative poster signs provide some history.
Written July 24, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tricia B
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is absolutely the most peaceful place to be in Halifax. The landscape is left natural with well groomed walking trails.
Written February 18, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

travelbug
Pensacola, FL1,013 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I went to watch the aircraft carrier come into port. The walk from the boardwalk takes you through the cargo and shipping area of the port just after the cruise ship terminal. I still would recommend the walk as I felt safe the entire time.
Written November 2, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Peter A I
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The shady trees make your walk cool and cozy. They offer public bathrooms and they allow dogs. In some areas off leash, in some not. So close to the city! Very well maintained! We were in a big group and had a wonderful walk thru the the wide paths!
Written September 13, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Philip C
Calgary, Canada67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We spent a hot, sunny Sunday afternoon here. Lots of great trails, and several sites of historic interest within the park. Great ocean views, but you do need to walk to see these.
Written August 22, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Anita D
Louisville, KY52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
After a day of traveling, we wanted to walk and get outside. Found this place via TA. Great find! Lovely park with lots of walking paths. Great views out over the water. Benches to sit and soak in the views are numerous. Busy place and loved that so many were out enjoying this lovely park.
Written August 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This 186-acre mainly forested municipal park at the southern tip of the Halifax peninsula also houses Prince of Wales Tower, a round military stone structure. It is somewhat similar to Vancouver’s massive 1,001-acre park on the northern end of the Vancouver peninsula. Point Pleasant Park features views of the Atlantic Ocean and a professional theater company called Shakespeare by the Sea, as well as impromptu musical performances. Technically, the British government owns the Park and leases the land to Halifax Regional Municipality for a nominal one shilling per year, the original lease amount negotiated by Sir William Young in 1866. The Park is only two miles south of Downtown Halifax, a 15-minute bike ride.
Written August 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 806
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Point Pleasant Park - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Halifax HotelsHalifax Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Halifax
All things to do in Halifax
Day Trips in Halifax
RestaurantsFlightsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars