• Peggy’s Cove/Mahone Bay & Lunenburg

    Peggy’s Cove/Mahone Bay & Lunenburg

    Join us as we explore the heritage of the Lighthouse Route and learn the stories behind Peggy’s Cove, Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, when and why they were settled, the history of the fishery and the natural history of the Atlantic Coast….Discover the connections between coastline, geology, landscapes, climate and natural resources that have sustained…


  • Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour

    Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour

    Get a snapshot of Halifax’s classic sights in an unconventional way — on a 1-hour Harbour Hopper tour. You’ll travel on both land and water aboard a renovated amphibious Vietnam War vehicle. Drive by St Paul’s Cathedral, Citadel Hill and the Victorian beauty of Halifax Public Gardens, and then splash into Halifax Harbour for great views…


  • The Best of Halifax Walking Tour

    The Best of Halifax Walking Tour

    Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends .Want to get the best of your canadian experience? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of…


  • Romantic tour in Halifax

    Romantic tour in Halifax

    An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely…


  • Wine & Spirit Escape

    Wine & Spirit Escape

    This tour visits 2 unique wineries in the beautiful Annapolis Valley and 1 award winning distillery. Learn about and enjoy our aromatic whites, world class sparkling, cool climate reds and locally produced spirits. Guests will enjoy a bistro style lunch along with a glass of wine/beer or cider. ​Wineries Visited: We will visit 3 of…


  • Alexander Keith’s Brewery Tour

    Alexander Keith’s Brewery Tour

    Welcome to tour the oldest working brewery in North America. Take and unforgettable tour of Alexander Keith’s original brewery. Experience beer tastings and brewing education together with real Nova Scotian good times. Songs, stories and – of course – our fine variety of ales.Air Conditioned & Non Alcoholic beverages available. All ages permitted.


  • Explore Halifax with a Unique Scavenger Hunt by Wacky Walks

    Explore Halifax with a Unique Scavenger Hunt by Wacky Walks

    Wacky Walks of Halifax is a great way to see the city in a fun way! You’ll use an app on your phone to submit photos of items you find around the city. For every photo you submit, you’ll get points. You’ll be able to see your score on the rankings after compared to all…


  • Participate in a Fun Scavenger Hunt in Halifax by Crazy Dash

    Participate in a Fun Scavenger Hunt in Halifax by Crazy Dash

    Crazy Dash of Halifax allows your team to discover the city in a fun way! Our app will instruct you to find a variety of different items around the city. For every item you find, you’ll get points. You can find these items in any order you’d like. You’ll also participate in exciting challenges for…


  • Small-Group Sailing Learning Experience in Halifax

    Small-Group Sailing Learning Experience in Halifax

    The Family Fun – Learn to Sail is Halifax’s only wind-powered sailing adventure!This 45′ sailing yacht is the perfect vessel to ignite a lifelong love and appreciation for sailing.You are alongside our Captain and Deckhand throughout the sailing experience, and encouraged to participate in all aspects of the tour!


  • Halifax City Scavenger Hunt Excursion by 3Quest Challenge

    Halifax City Scavenger Hunt Excursion by 3Quest Challenge

    Walk around Halifax while completing the 3Quest Challenge scavenger hunt! Use our app to find a list of objects (provided in riddle form) around the city and participate in fun challenges for points. Collect points and take a look at your score compared to others on the app’s leaderboard. All of the objects and challenges…


  • Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

    Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

    This tour is about Halifax’s Remarkable History including all the Titanic and Halifax Explosion Sites and the Stories and Miracles of these Two Historic Tragedies. See ALL that Historic Halifax, Dartmouth and Fisherman’s Cove has to offer in a Clean, Safe and Comfortable Tour Vehicle a Ford Transit 350 XLT Medium Roof 14 Passenger Van…


  • Sunset Wine and Cheese Activity

    Sunset Wine and Cheese Activity

    Our 45′ luxury sailing yacht is one of a kind on the Halifax waterfront. Our hands-on crew love to invite our guests to be involved in sailing – take the helm, hoist the sails, or sit back and enjoy the beautiful sights and wines Nova Scotia has to offer.


  • Peggy’s Cove Tour with Lobster Roll Lunch

    Peggy’s Cove Tour with Lobster Roll Lunch

    This tour offers a wide variety of stops that will amaze you and will take you to places off the beaten path! Learn about the SS Atlantic – the worst single-vessel marine disaster to occur prior to the Titanic. At the SS Atlantic Heritage Park, visit the interpretative centre (open mid-May -October 31) to see…


  • Halifax Segway City Spin

    Halifax Segway City Spin

    See and learn about the beautiful and historic sites of Halifax during this guided 1.5-hour Segway tour. Your friendly guide will take you by some of Halifax’s most popular landmarks, including the Halifax Waterfront, the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Argyle Street, and Grand Parade Square. Choose from one of three departure times daily when…


  • Participate in a Fun Scavenger Hunt in Halifax by Zombie Scavengers

    Participate in a Fun Scavenger Hunt in Halifax by Zombie Scavengers

    In Zombie Scavengers of Halifax , players will use an app to try to survive a zombie apocalypse. You’ll do so by finding survival objects around the city, in any order you’d like, to get points and do fun zombie themed challenges for points as well. Use strategy to try and find as many items…


  • Halifax Scavenger Hunt: Halifax’s Hopping Harbour

    Halifax Scavenger Hunt: Halifax’s Hopping Harbour

    Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties,…


  • Wine and Lunch Escape

    Wine and Lunch Escape

    Enjoy a scenic drive to the Annapolis Valley to experience 3 award winning wineries. Sip your way through Nova Scotia wine country and learn about our cool climate wines. Stop one includes a tour/tasting at the first winery. At the second winery enjoy a guided tasting and lunch with wine at Luckett Vineyards, overlooking the…


  • Halifax Churches, Gardens & Graveyards: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

    Halifax Churches, Gardens & Graveyards: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

    On this 5 km tour, as well as the churches, gardens and graveyards, you’ll explore the many tourist attractions, historical buildings, artwork and statues that make up this must-see section of the city. Highlights include Victoria Park, the Old Burying Ground, St. Mary’s Basilica, the Halifax Citadel, the Old Town Clock and more!Don’t just see…


  • Private Tour in Halifax by a Luxury Vehicle with Informative Guide

    Private Tour in Halifax by a Luxury Vehicle with Informative Guide

    This tour is unique because it is a private tour in a late model luxury vehicle. It provides a good balance of history, along with scenic coastal driving and exploring.


  • Fun City Scavenger Hunt in Halifax by Operation City Quest

    Fun City Scavenger Hunt in Halifax by Operation City Quest

    In this fun Halifax scavenger hunt, players will use an app to find objects in the city, in any order they want, to collect points! They’ll also complete challenges for points. Players can see their score on the app’s live rankings. All scavenger hunts have a remote host to help along the way. Come explore…


  • Discover the Halifax Explosion with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

    Discover the Halifax Explosion with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

    Join tour guide Jeff on your smartphone as you discover one of the greatest tragedies in Canadian history. You’ll not only see historical sites & landmarks, but hear the stories of survival & perseverance that surfaced during the 1917 Halifax Explosion.During the tour you’ll see the Memorial Bell Tower, Hydrostone District, learn about the miracle of…


  • Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Annapolis Valley

    Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Annapolis Valley

    This Tour is NOT just a Wine Tour but also History and Nature Tour. One hour from Halifax is Wolfville and Grand Pre National Historic Site the first stop on Tour. Explore the natural beauty of the Annapolis Valley & Nova Scotia’s Wine Country. You will visit Fox Hill Cheese as well as three Award…


  • Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Nova Scotia’s South Shore

    Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Nova Scotia’s South Shore

    The South Shore of Nova Scotia is known for its picturesque coastal scenery, the world-famous Old Town Lunenburg, known for it’s, unique architecture, and colorful waterfront also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Bluenose II. Then Mahone Bay and Chester where there is a photo op on around every corner. We also can…


  • Best of Halifax Tour with Peggy’s Cove

    Best of Halifax Tour with Peggy’s Cove

    Experience all there is to see and do in Halifax by taking part in the Best of Halifax Tour. Led by a local guide, visit most of the area’s top attractions. Check out the view from Peggy’s Cove and take the immersive tour through the famous Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. An extensive downtown drive…


  • Halifax Segway City Tour

    Halifax Segway City Tour

    See and learn about the beautiful and historic sites of Halifax during this guided 2.5-hour Segway tour. Your friendly guide will take you by some of Halifax’s most popular landmarks, including the Halifax Waterfront, the Public Gardens, the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Argyle Street, and Grand Parade Square. Choose from one of two departure…


All about Halifax

When to visit

Halifax is at its busiest in July and August, as well as its most expensive. Little wonder, given that the coastal destination enjoys sunny weather, a packed festival calendar—including highlights like the Halifax Jazz Festival and Halifax Pride Week—and highs around 77°F (25° C), with spikes up to 90°F (32°C). For a slightly calmer experience, consider the September and October shoulder season, when fall foliage is on full display and events such as the Halifax Fringe Festival welcome visitors.

Getting around

Halifax is served by the Halifax Stanfield International Airport and the Halifax train station, while the Trans-Canada Highway links it to destinations across Canada. Public transportation options include dozens of bus routes that crisscross the region, as well as two ferry lines: the Alderney Ferry and Woodside Ferry. Taxis are available locally, while private car rentals and guided tours and day trips provide other ways to get around.

Traveler tips

Halifax’s coastal climate means that weather is unpredictable—indeed, it often changes several times in a single day. Take a page from the locals and dress comfortably, casually, and with lots of layers. Waterproof boots are wise to pack throughout much of the year, as are rain jackets, cozy sweaters, and scarves, though prepare to remove a layer or two if the sun comes out.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I spend a day in Halifax?

With one day to spend, you can glimpse Halifax’s maritime past with a wander along the historic waterfront, which is packed with cafés, shops, and galleries. Later, head to the Halifax Public Gardens for a prime example of a Victorian garden.

Is Halifax worth visiting?

Yes, Nova Scotia’s largest city is the perfect blend of maritime warmth and urban cool. Explore arts and music festivals in summer and embrace the bustling winter nightlife that Halifax offers. Take a break from the city to discover nature and villages showcasing the beauty of Atlantic Canada.

How do I spend 3 days in Halifax?

On your first day, step back in time at historic Halifax Public Gardens and marvel at the colorful Victorian homes in the South End. Day two can be spent at Halifax Citadel for views over the city, and day three takes you to visit the scenic lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove.

Is Halifax fun in the winter?

Yes, it may be chilly in winter, but the locals know how to keep spirits high in Halifax. The nightlife stays merry with live music and cozy pubs, and the Emera Oval is a huge, outdoor ice rink that attracts hundreds of visitors every day.

How many days should you spend in Halifax?

Take at least three days to appreciate the city’s restaurants, museums, and architecture. Full of history, Halifax is also a good home base to explore nearby spots—take a day trip to visit Nova Scotia’s scenic fishing villages or head to one of the nearby provincial parks.

What is unique to Halifax?

Founded in 1750, the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market is one of the oldest farmers markets in North America. This unique spot is located on the waterfront so you can enjoy views of the harbor after sampling fresh pastries and coffee and picking up seasonal produce.