Top 10 Things to See and Do in Halifax, Nova Scotia

1. Head up to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and experience the daily ground rumbling that comes with the firing of the ‘Noon Gun,’ a tradition since 1857.

2. Explore Halifax’s vibrant downtown and enjoy the local shops, bars and restaurants on Argyle Street, just outside the Halifax Convention Centre’s front door.

3. Stroll along one of the world’s longest downtown boardwalks on the Halifax waterfront, with plenty of can’t-miss activities and surprising public art.

4. Take the ferry from downtown Halifax across the harbour and explore some of the coolest spots in neighbouring downtown Dartmouth.

5. Hit up one (or more!) of Halifax’s many Farmers’ Markets. The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market is the oldest, continuously operating farmers’ market in North America. And it’s just a 15-minute walk from the Halifax Convention Centre.

6. Check out the architecturally-stunning Halifax Central Library. More than a library, it serves as a community meeting space, a place to grab coffee, and a theatre for live readings, music and films.

7. Drive out to iconic Peggy’s Cove, just 40km outside Halifax. (Don’t forget to brush up on Peggy’s story before you go!)

8. Visit the Eastern Shore, Fisherman’s Cove, and other off-the-beaten-path communities throughout the Halifax region.

9. Immerse yourself in the #1-rated Halifax attraction on TripAdvisor, the Halifax Public Gardens—especially beautiful in spring.

10. Visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to see the famous Maud Lewis exhibit. For a little background, check out these facts about the artist and her folk-art.

For even more Halifax inspiration, have a look at our top attractions according to the locals, and TripAdvisor’s top-rated things to see and do in this vibrant capital city.

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