Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Halifax

THE 10 BEST Cheap Things to Do in Halifax

Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Halifax

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  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey612 contributions
    The Halifax Public Gardens were full of a variety of flowering plants, bushes, and trees. Obviously, great work was done to keep this garden looking fresh. Even in November, these plants were still relatively colorful. There were also plenty of benches, tables, and chairs in this space. I liked the bridges over the stream, and I enjoyed the many statues throughout the park. There was a gazebo in the center of the park, and there was also a very big lake. It was free admission to enter this space. There was parallel parking on the nearby streets.
    Written November 22, 2023
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  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey612 contributions
    The Halifax Citadel was free to enter in the middle of November when I visited. The staff was extremely friendly and informative. It was not very crowded when I appeared. Most of the indoor room attractions were closed, but guests were free to walk around the grounds inside and outside of the fort. There were many cannons and other such structures throughout the fort. There were also great views of Halifax and Dartmouth. There was a firing of the cannon at noon, but I was not present for this event. I parked directly outside of this attraction on the street.
    Written November 22, 2023
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  • laurencasey
    Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
    Great way to spend an hour or two! $10 for two adults and one child under 6. Scavenger hunt for the kids was fun, and kept the little one engaged in the exhibits, lots to see and some fun interactive exhibits. Details about the Halifax explosion, the Titanic and all of the centuries of detail about the Halifax Harbour.

    Staff were super helpful, showing us secret spots and got to find all of the scavenger items when we got stuck.

    5 year old of the group rated it a 10/5.
    Written December 2, 2023
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  • Foodange
    Manchester, UK2,777 contributions
    Both the Pier 21 and the Canadian Immigration Story Exhibits are really worth a visit; we learned so much.
    Surprised by the blatant racism of Canada not that long ago, wanting only white Europeans until relatively recently.
    A bit of a contrast with USA and UK but full marks for the honesty.
    There are also desks downstairs in the Family History Center where you can start the search for answers about your ancestors, which we did.
    Written November 15, 2023
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  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey612 contributions
    The Halifax Riverfront Boardwalk was a great Promenade in order to view the waterfront. There were nice images of Dartmouth and of the surrounding islands. I also got to look up to the downtown areas of Halifax. This walkway had many gift shops, restaurants, bars, and other businesses. Some apartments were located just off of this area. There were also a few museums located alongside this pedestrian avenue. There were some artistic displays alongside this walkway, and I felt perfectly safe taking my stroll. I would just advise people to bundle up as it can get quite chilly.
    Written November 22, 2023
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  • bb1769
    Apple Valley, California65 contributions
    One of the nicest libraries I've ever visited. Not only is it amazing architecturally, but the inside is really inviting and appealing. They have two cafes (one on ground floor, the other on top floor). They thoughtfully put out interesting book selections facing outward around the stacks, which lead to a lot of perusing of books. Lots of places to sit and read, or computers to use (including iPads and Chromebooks to borrow). Almost makes me wish I lived here to take advantage of the resources.
    Written August 2, 2023
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  • backpacker31
    Boynton Beach, FL5,499 contributions
    Every time I’m in Halifax I take a trip across the Harbour to Dartmouth. Sometimes I go to Woodside, other times I go to Alderney. On a warm, sunny day it’s wonderful to sit top deck and admire the Halifax skyline and watch the other boats going by. Although it’s a short trip, I always feel like I’m going somewhere far away.
    Written September 26, 2023
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  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey612 contributions
    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
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  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey612 contributions
    Just before I left Nova Scotia, I wanted to pay my respect to the victims of the Titanic and to the 1917 Great Disaster. It was free to enter this cemetery, but this cemetery was only open for very random hours. It would be wise to check these hours of operation prior to any entry. It was quiet on a Monday morning. I was able to follow the signs to the locations that I wanted to visit, and I just parked my car as I viewed the graves.
    Written November 22, 2023
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  • Erik_and_Cheryl
    Philadelphia, PA219 contributions
    This is an Erik only review as Cheryl did not attend. I visited here on August 26,2023. The entry fee is by donation. The tour of the ship is self-guided. There is staff readily available to ask questions. There are numerous items to read and displays to view. The ship is in very good shape. This a nice piece of WW2 history and worth a visit while in Halifax.
    Written November 30, 2023
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  • francofile104
    Nissan-lez-Enserune, France129 contributions
    Don't miss it! We went specifically for the Maud Adams collection and it did not disappoint. Her house was her canvas and it is now on display (although not in a frame). Lots of her art to see and pictures of her, too. Great gift shop, too.
    Written September 19, 2023
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  • gringatx
    McKinney, TX405 contributions
    We were in town for this tattoo that was only 3 days long, getting ready to celebrate Canada today. We ended up getting tickets for the first night. This was an amazing experience.

    It's a lot of marching military bands and a lot of bagpipes, and they also had the Highland dancers girls from Scotland that were really good. If You do not like loud marching band music or bagpipes, this is not for you.

    They had some visiting bands from South Korea, Switzerland, the United States, Germany, and England, and the bands participated in different things. But it was all about music.

    This was a really good experience and not something I have ever experienced before in the United States. So I was really happy to go.
    Written July 1, 2023
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  • RichT
    London, Canada17 contributions
    It was a really neat place for the kids to play and learn for the morning. Lots of interactive activities to do. We also checked out the live show about constellations in the dome. Very cool show. Unfortunately the lower level was under construction so we were limited.
    Written May 5, 2023
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  • Amanda Hamilton
    Peebles, UK29 contributions
    We have made this a 'must do' when we visit Halifax in the summer. The production of Pinoccio was great fun and brilliantly presented by the cast. Lots of laughs from our group, young and old.
    Written August 14, 2023
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  • Tricia B
    9 contributions
    No need to own your own skates! Just have a picture ID and you can borrow a pair for free! So much fun! Don't worry if you don't know how to skate, if you can stand you can skate using a skating aid.
    Written February 18, 2023
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