Halifax in 5 days!

Day 1 – The heart of Downtown Halifax

Day 2 – Culture meets Culinary

Day 3 – Hit the Seacoast

  • Get up close to the seacoast on a kayak tour with East Coast Outfitters.
  • Venture to Hubbards for a traditional lobster dinner at the Shore Club and enjoy a picnic on the beach at Queensland.
  • Follow the coastal roads to Peggy’s Cove where you can climb the rocks, explore the village, and take pictures of the iconic lighthouse and the Fishermen’s Monument by William E. deGarthe.
  • Sample the sweet maple syrup treats at Acadian Maple, a family-owned business where you can learn about – and see – how maple syrup is made. 

Day 4 – The Great Outdoors

  • Take a self-guided Cultural Walking Tour or walk the trails that run through Point Pleasant Park. You will find panoramic views of the Halifax Harbour and Northwest Arm as well as interesting memorials, monuments, and the Prince of Wales Tower. The park is also the site for Shakespeare by the Sea’s live theatre productions.
  • Beachcomb or ride the waves at Crystal Crescent or Lawrencetown beach.
  • Lace up your hiking boots and let Great E.A.R.T.H. Expeditions take you on an eco-tourism adventure that will show you why Nova Scotia is known as “Canada’s Ocean Playground”.
  • Go horseback riding or enjoy a wagon/sleigh ride at Hatfield Farm Cowboy Adventures, depending on the season.
  • Smell the salt water and feel the sea breeze as you sail aboard a tall ship like Murphy’s The Cable Wharf’s Mar II or Tall Ship Silva vessels.

Day 5 – Heritage and History

Preparations for the Halifax Noon Gun
Photo by Parks Canada

  • From the 78th Highlanders to the boom of the noon gun, experience the living history that will surround you at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
  • On the Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery tour, you’ll be entertained with traditional Maritime song, cold beer samples, and the story of how the famous beer came to be.
  • Visit the world’s largest Titanic Grave Site at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, and reflect on this tragic event at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
  • Visit one or more of Halifax’s historic churches – St. Paul’s, St. Mary’s, St. Patrick’s, or the Parish of St. George’s.
  • It’s a blast from the past at the Dartmouth Heritage Museum’s two historic houses, where you can experience rotating exhibits, heritage events, and historic programming. Their collection contains examples of industrial, commercial and social history artifacts.
  • Go on a historic tour with Halifax Tour Guys and visit the Halifax Citadel Hill, Public Gardens, Flemming Park, Point Pleasant Park,Titanic Burial Site and learn history about the Halifax Explosion, War 1812 and so much more!