Friendly City

Halifax is known as much for our people as for our seaside location. Come to Halifax, Nova Scotia and experience authentic East Coast hospitality.

Most recently, Graditude at Work conducted a social experiment in Halifax to determine how many Haligonains say "thanks" - see the results in this video! 

Halifax was ranked one of the top 10 friendliest cities in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler with a quote saying:

"The province is so clean, natural, and unspoiled," says a reader about Halifax, an oceanfront city in Nova Scotia that has natural beauty and fresh seafood in spades. "The natives are friendly, and we have discovered excellent food in some out-of-the-way places."

Sample fresh fish at the sprawling indoor farmers' market or at restaurants like The Five Fishermen, and you may never want to leave. 

"Halifax is the only big city I know in Canada where drivers slow down to let you jaywalk across a crowded road," Jim Byers

"Smaller redoubts like Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital can be especially welcoming; it’s a thrumming university town that also happens to be great for sea kayaking." - Travel + Leisure 

Experience Halifax’s community atmosphere at popular local restaurants and bars.