Halifax also known as the Halifax Regional Municipality is the capital of Nova Scotia, which is a major economic center in Atlantic Canada. Halifax, represents all that is great about the maritime, Friendly, affordable, down-to-earth, fun, and scenic.
Citadel’s stellar castle was built on top of the Halifax hill to protect the city which today is a National Historic Site i site for visitors. Four fortifications have been constructed on Citadel Hill since 1749, and were referred to as Fort George but only the third fort was officially named Fort George.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic:
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a maritime museum located in downtown Halifax, which is the oldest and largest maritime museum in Canada.
The museum is a member institution of the Nova Scotia Museum with a collection of over 30,000 artifacts including 70 small craft and a steamship: the CSS Acadia, a 180-foot steam-powered hydrographic survey ship launched in 1913.
Halifax Harbour is a large natural harbor on the Atlantic coast, located in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The Harbour includes the following geographic areas:
- Northwest Arm: Another drowned river valley now largely used by pleasure boats.
- The Narrows: A constricted passage to Bedford Basin.
- Bedford Basin: A sheltered bay and the largest part of the Harbour.
Museums of Halifax:
- Museum of Natural History
- Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
- Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
- Nova Scotia Museum
- Africville Museum
Other tourist attractions in Halifax:
- Discovery Center
- Halifax Central Library
- Fisherman’s Cove
- Cole Harbour Heritage Farm
- Halifax Waterfront
- Halifax Public Gardens
- McNabs Ialands
- Point Pleasant Park
- Atlantic Film Festival
- Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
- Halifax International Busker Festival
- Multicultural Festival
- Atlantic Jazz Festival
- The Halifax Pop Explosion
- The largest Canada Day celebration east of Ottawa
- Natal Day
- Nocturne Festival
- Periodic Tall Ship events