Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Halifax is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia in Canada.

The main waterfront attractions begin at the start of the boardwalk, close to the ship’s terminal and continue on for the next three quarters of a mile.

A steep climb up from the waterfront gets you to Halifax Citadel. A cannon sounds every day at noon. The view of the surrounding city and harbour is worth the effort. On the way up, visit St Paul’s Church, Canada’s oldest Protestant church, built in 1749.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is located in the heart of downtown Halifax. Works include historic and contemporary Nova Scotian, Canadian and international art.

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, features an exhibit dedicated to the sinking of Titanic.

The Halifax Public Gardens dates back to the mid 19th century and is set in 17 acres.

Dartmouth, a small residential city, is a ferry ride away. The World Peace Pavilion here features items from many different countries including a piece of the Berlin wall and rocks from the moon.

Peggy’s Cove is a rustic fishing village, around a 30 minute drive from Halifax.

Further afield, Lunenburg is a waterfront village and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with golf courses and sandy beaches.

The disabled cruiser visiting Halifax 

Where You’re Docked

Cruise ships dock at Halifax Cruise Terminal, which is located near to the boardwalk. Pavilion 22 is the passenger handling facility, with telephones, visitor information and shops. Tour buses and taxis are located outside of this Pavilion.

From Piers 19 to 23, there is a range of facilities including shops, cafés, galleries, a museum and a farmers’ market.

Good to Know

Heavy traffic 

Getting Around

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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The official currency is the Canadian Dollar.


The official language in Halifax


Historic Properties at Privateers Wharf, on the boardwalk is made up of a collection of shops, cafes and pubs housed in 10 wood and stone buildings dating back to the early 1800’s.

The busy indoor Farmer’s Market in Lower Water Street sells an array of items from ethic and local food to artwork, plants and clothing.

Restaurants serve a variety of cuisine from fresh fish and seafood, to international fayre such as Italian, Eastern European and Cantonese.

Points of Interest

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Halifax Accessible Excursions

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Halifax Accessible Guided Tour

This 4 hour accessible