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Advice for Visitors to Canada

Halifax Vacations

Halifax is the perfect vacation spot: big enough to feel like a city and small enough to provide the friendly warmth of a small town. There are tons of things to do in and around Halifax, so let’s begin!

Halifax is fairly easy to visit on foot, so park the car and get some great exercise while visiting the sights. The major landmark in Halifax is the Citadel, a big stone fortress that looms over the downtown core.

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Halifax Harbor is the second largest natural harbor in the world. It is a fun place to walk around as it is always bustling with excitement and activity, night and day. If you like boats and history you will definitely want to take a tour of Bluenose II. This is a replica of the famous racing schooner and is well-worth a visit.

Historical Sites
Stop in and visit Province House, the oldest provincial parliament building still in use in Canada. While you are there, make sure you take a peek at the legislative library. The Fairview Lawn Cemetery will definitely interest you if you are a history buff (it is the final resting place for many of the victims of the Titanic). Halifax vacations must include a stroll through The Halifax Public Gardens which have been around since 1875.

Peggy’s Cove
As a little side trip, just outside of Halifax only 26 miles or 43 km away, lies the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. Only 120 people live there year round! This is a very popular tourist attraction so be prepared to spend the day sightseeing with several hundred other people. Peggy’s Cove has its own octagonal lighthouse and lots of tiny little fishing shacks making it well-worth a visit.

Buy travel insurance before you leave home and ensure yourself peace of mind while enjoying your vacation in Halifax.

 

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