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
aboard! 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.
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.
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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