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- 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, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A fascinating museum, both in the main building and also on the Acadia ship outside in the harbour.
Learned about the harbour explosion, though it took some digging to find out more about the 2000 who were killed.
We weren’t fussed by the Titanic exhibition, where all the displays were closer together than anywhere else in the museum for some reason, so it was really crowded, especially with the ‘just off the cruise ship for the day’ folks in.
Seemed to be making the most of the fact that Halifax was the nearest place when the liner sank.
Cunard display was brilliant, as was Days of Sail, especially the creaking deck and moving backdrop on a cabin, which almost convinced us we were actually on a ship.Written November 15, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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
- 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
- The tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. The ceilidh was fun. Beautiful building with lots of history. Only negative, they allow small children on the tours; the children lacked interest and were somewhat disruptive and took away from the experience. I would have given the tour a 5 star if it wasn’t for the children attending.Written April 8, 2023
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- What a wonderful, intimate theater. We saw Kitchen Party with special guest, Heather Rankin which was fantastic! The theatre seats are very comfortable and the layout is non-claustrophobic. You can purchase beer and wine at the theater bar both prior to the show as well as during intermission. Beverages are allowed inside the theatre which was convenient and civilized. Theatre staff are friendly and helpful and their website is user friendly.Written August 29, 2023
- We had a few hours so headed over. Wished I had known that Saturday is a better market. After 30 minutes we were finishedWritten July 11, 2023
- We came to the market on Friday, but once we got there, we found out it was not open. It's really just open on saturdays and Sundays, and the other information on the internet is incorrect.
We returned on Saturday and bought several things, like homemade jam, a giant cinnamon roll, and cheese. They had other things like flowers and bath salts and jewelry and honey, a good variety of things at this market.
When we were walking back from the market and got onto the boardwalk, we found several little vendor houses and got some really delicious hot sauce from a company called nurple. It actually had flavor, not just heat.Written June 28, 2023
- Close to but not downtown, The Dingle is an easy hiking trail with a beautiful marshland "The Frog Pond" and a lot of rolling hills and wooded areas.Written February 18, 2023
- On a cold, blustery June day, I stopped in more to get out of the rain than to visit a distillery—and to have a mid-day drink. Well, it’s five o’clock somewhere☺ I had a special request: Instead of an iced rum cocktail, I asked for a straight-up JD Shore “Black Rum” heated, like in old movies where a baron heats brandy over a candle flame. Immediately the chill left my bones.
Not until returning to Florida did I learn that Halifax Distillery was founded a decade ago by Julie Shore and Arla Johnson, both from my native North Carolina [specifically, Belmont, Gaston County]. Julie’s ancestry includes generations of master distillers, from whom she learned the craft. Arla and Julie started distilling vodka given the bountiful Prince Edward Island potatoes available. According to the website, Julie “is the only female Master Distiller in Canada to have an award-winning vodka.”
Come visit for a distillery tour and sample whatever the “spirit” moves you☺Written July 24, 2022