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Halifax Free Walking Tours

Halifax, Canada
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About Halifax Free Walking Tours
Halifax Free Walking Tours are a by-donation pedestrian tour of Downtown Halifax. One of our dynamic tour guides will show you the highlights of the city they love, tell personal stories, and share fun and historical facts. You’ll see the historic and modern sites that make Halifax the awesome city it is. Start of tour: Observation deck of Citadel Hill End of tour: along the waterfront. One of our tour guides will be on the observation deck 10-15 minutes before tour start time. Look for the sentry standing guard and you will find a guide with a sign near the informational plaques facing downtown. Tour Schedule: June 1- September 1: Tours at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm every day September into November or before June 1: contact through our website, email, or facebook to book a time with us. N.B. We hope this doesn't come as a surprise, but Halifax Free Walking Tours will be suspending operations this summer season, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We wish everyone health and safety!
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bickles27 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Melbourne, Australia129 contributions46 helpful votes
Caleb was our tour guide and he walked us, from the Citadel to the waterfront, with many stops in between. He was funny, humble and incredibly informative.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Rosemarie NS wrote a review Sep. 2019
Trinidad and Tobago19 contributions40 helpful votes
Did this tour on my first full day in Halifax. There is a bit of a walk to get to the Citadel entrance where the tour begins. My tour guide was Ghislaine, a Kings University student I believe. She waited till the changing of the guard, and then our motley crew was off, walking progressively downhill towards the waterfront. Ghislaine did a good job of introducing us to Halifax origins and history. She did walk a bit too fast for some of the older folks in the group, but tempered herself after we gave feedback.Overall a good introduction to the area and the history of the town, with some personal recommendations on where to eat based on group questions. Be prepared for 1.5 hours of walking, not too strenuously though.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Malachy777 wrote a review Sep. 2019
15 contributions5 helpful votes
Caleb did a really nice 60-90 minute tour. It really made us appreciate Halifax a bit more and he is just genuinely nice. You can tell that he enjoys doing the tours.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Colleen M wrote a review Aug. 2019
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This was a nice walking tour but I would have liked more history; identifying small historical buildings would have added interest. If one has issues with steep hills you may want to walk up the drive instead of the very steep walk up from the clock tower.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Ref8172 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Ottawa, Canada11 contributions1 helpful vote
Her personal anecdotes and family connections with Halifax history was the highlight of our trip to Halifax. Excellent tour pointing out and describing so many interesting things about this beautiful city. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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