Halifax City Tours

We are encouraged by the early enthusiastic response to the RVC City Tour and Day Trip offerings and remind you that tours are assigned on a first come, first served basis.   As of March 8, 2018, all tours are full to capacity. 

If you wish to be added to a wait list for a tour, please email RVC2018@agendamanagers.com indicating which tour you wish to be waitlisted for. Tourism Nova Scotia will monitor the interest and make a decision regarding adding additional tours or departures by April 1, 2018.  You will be advised then if they are able to accommodate you on a tour.  Thank you for your interest. 

RVC City Tour & Day Trip Departure Schedule

 # Tour Name Departure Time (HCC) Return Time (HCC)
1

Sunday, May 13
1 Tour (Maximum 50 Guests)
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather
Mobility:  Easy

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Tour Highlights

Join your local kilted tour guide and travel along the Lighthouse Route to Peggy’s Cove, an artists’ and explorers’ paradise. The coastline is famous for pirates, shipwrecks, and one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world.  Choose between a walking tour of the cove with your guide or free time to explore on your own. En route back to Halifax, stop into Acadian Maple Products to learn all about how pure maple syrup comes from Nova Scotia’s forests and the many different flavours it may impart, with an opportunity to sample some unique sweet products.

8:30 am 12:30 pm
2

Sunday, May 13
1 Tour (Maximum 50 Guests)
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather
Mobility:  Moderate

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Tour Highlights

Join your local kilted tour guide and head to Nova Scotia’s delightful South Shore where you will experience Lunenburg, one of the prettiest towns in Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The town’s distinctive architecture and extraordinary scenic beauty is a colourful reminder of our maritime heritage. Upon arrival, join your guide for a walking tour of the original town plan followed by a visit to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage.  Before returning to Halifax, a picture stop will be made of the well-known scene of three centuries old waterfront churches in Mahone Bay.

Boxed Lunch included 

8:00 am 1:30 pm
3

Sunday, May 13
1 Tour (Maximum 21 Guests)
Mobility:  Easy

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Tour Highlights

Experience Halifax’s exploding foodie scene as we travel from North to South to eat and drink true local flavors. This tasty tour will visit local culinary hot spots for scrumptious local food, beer/cider and wine. Learn about the history of Halifax on a food and drink adventure that combines Halifax sightseeing at iconic Citadel Hill and the historic Hydrostone neighbourhood.

10:30 am 1:30 pm
4

Sunday, May 13
1 Tour (Maximum 40 Guests)
Mobility:  Easy

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Tour Highlights

Travel to the beautiful Annapolis Valley wine country. Upon arrival in Wolfville, guests will then board the Magic Winery Bus, an authentic 1968 British Double Decker. The Wolfville Magic Winery Bus will whisk you away for a tasteful adventure in the heart of Nova Scotia wine country. This North American one-of-a-kind excursion will visit 3 of the most storied and beautiful local wineries. Experience firsthand the unique terroir that creates some of the most memorable wines in the world; learn a little about the region’s history and rooted connection with food; and best of all, get a taste for why this region has a reputation as the centre of wine country in Atlantic Canada.

Boxed Lunch included

8:30 am 1:00 pm
5

Sunday, May 13
*Departing the Halifax Convention Centre at 8:30 am, guests will be escorted to the departure point of the Harbour Hopper at 5050 Salter Street – approximately an 8 minute walk (the tour will run from 9:00 am – 9:55 am)
1 Tour (Maximum 40 Guests)
Mobility:  Easy

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Tour Highlights

Join Atlantic Canada’s most popular tour! A 55 minute, fully narrated tour aboard an amphibious vehicle that brings you through Halifax’s scenic streets and into its historic harbour! The first half of the tour explores historical points of interest such as St. Paul’s Church, Citadel Hill, and the Public Gardens. Then it casts off into the harbour and guests learn about the Halifax Explosion, and the rich history of the Halifax navy.

8:30 am 9:55 am**
6

Sunday, May 13
*Departing the Halifax Convention Centre at 9:45 am, guests will be escorted to the departure point of the Harbour Hopper at 5050 Salter Street – approximately an 8 minute walk (the tour will run from 10:15 am – 11:10 am)
1 Tour (Maximum 40 Guests)
Mobility:  Easy

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Tour Highlights

Join Atlantic Canada’s most popular tour! A 55 minute, fully narrated tour aboard an amphibious vehicle that brings you through Halifax’s scenic streets and into its historic harbour! The first half of the tour explores historical points of interest such as St. Paul’s Church, Citadel Hill, and the Public Gardens. Then it casts off into the harbour and guests learn about the Halifax Explosion, and the rich history of the Halifax navy.

9:45 am 11:10 am**
7

Sunday, May 13
1 Tour (Maximum 50 Guests)
Mobility:  Easy

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Tour Highlights

Join your local kilted tour guide for an informative and fun filled ride through the streets of Halifax which will immerse you in the history and culture of our city. Highlights will include the site of the Halifax Explosion and a visit to Citadel National Historic Site to learn about the origins of our city.  Also learn about the local connections to the Titanic Disaster with visits to Fairview Lawn Cemetery and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. From tales of disaster and triumph to remarkable stories of everyday life, discover the people and places that have made Halifax one of the most unique and captivating cities in North America!

8:30 am 12:30 pm
8

Sunday, May 13
1 Tour (Maximum 50 Guests)
Mandarin Speaking Tour
Mobility:  Easy

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Tour Highlights

The tour begins with a sightseeing walk along the Halifax Harbour. A visit to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is the best place to learn about two major maritime disasters, the Titanic shipwreck and the Halifax Explosion. Stop at Fairview lawn, the final resting place of over 100 Titanic victims. Next will be the Halifax Public Gardens, one of the best preserved Victorian gardens in Canada. As the landmark stands in the city center, The Halifax Citadel was originally built as a military fortification. We will conclude the tour at this National historic site after the firing of the noon cannon.

8:30 am 12:30 pm
9

Sunday, May 13
1 Tour (Maximum 40 Guests)
Guests kayaking should bring sunscreen and shoes that can get wet (e.g. old tennis shoes, sport sandals). Clothing: avoid cotton (e.g. jeans), wear quick-dry (synthetic) material, fleece, yoga clothes, etc. Bring an extra fleece/windbreaker to change into. Guests hiking should wear comfortable walking/hiking footwear.
Mobility:  Moderate

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Tour Highlights

Travel just 30 minutes from downtown to the picturesque coastal community of Lower Prospect, Halifax’s premier paddling spot. Here you will head out in a kayak to explore protected bays, secluded beaches, and the rugged coastline at a comfortable pace, with a skilled guide. For guests preferring to experience the coast while on land, a concurrent alternate option is a coastal hiking tour with Great E.A.R.T.H. Expeditions to the neighbouring village of Prospect to hike the beautiful High Head Trail.

Boxed Lunch included

8:30 am 1:15 pm
10

Sunday, May 13
1 Tour (Maximum 20 Guests)
Mobility:  Moderate

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Tour Highlights

A photographer’s day dream . . . absorb the remote beauty of ‘Canada’s Ocean Playground’. Journey along the edge of the Atlantic ocean along the historic Eastern Shore with its mesmerizing coastal landscapes, historic Acadian villages, fishermen at work throughout the morning, and cool weather surfers dancing on waves. Travel and learn with local tour guide and professional surf photographer Scotty Sherin to a number of his favourite photo spots. A few of the spots for photo ops may include Martinique Beach, the Acadian Village of Grand Desert, the Fisherman’s Reserve, Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park, the beautiful Flag Pond Municipal Park, Fisherman’s Cove and a few other hidden gems in between.

Boxed Lunch included

8:00 am 1:00 pm
11

Sunday, May 13
1 Tour (Maximum 20 Guests)
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Numerous stops will be made along the way, but the route will involve walking up some hills.
Mobility:  Moderate

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Tour Highlights

Come explore this beautiful coastal city with your local guide as they share details of Halifax’s historic past and highlights as you make your way through the streets on foot. Your tour begins at the Halifax Convention Centre and makes its way down to the Halifax Harbour Walk. Follow the board walk to the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market where time will be provided to explore this unique venue. From the market we stroll through tree lined streets to Spring Garden Road where you can walk through the beautiful Halifax Public Gardens. From the Gardens proceed to Citadel Hill and then to the heart of Downtown Halifax.

10:00 am 1:00 pm

* Departing from the Halifax Convention Centre, guests will be escorted to the departure point of the Harbour Hopper at 5050 Salter Street – approximately an 8 minute walk

** Harbour Hopper tours conclude at 5050 Salter Street

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