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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Halifax Citadel National Historic SiteDistance from Halifax International Airport: 21.3mi / 34.2km
This star-shaped structure is a complete defensive fortification. There is a themed presentation of the history of the citadel and Halifax. You will see the 78th Highland Regiment in action and ask questions of costumed interpreters. This is the place to hear bagpipes played as they should be. Listen for the noon gun, which marks lunch time for the whole of the city.
Tel: 902 426-5080
Address: PO Box 9080, Station A Halifax NS B3K 5M7
HMCS Sackville – Canada’s Naval MemorialDistance from Halifax International Airport: 21.3mi / 34.2km
This restored convoy escort corvette dates from World War II and is dedicated to the many courageous people who have served in Canada’s navy. Visitors can tour the ship and the adjacent interpretation centre where there is a multi-media presentation narrated by a veteran of the Battle of the Atlantic, during which Halifax played such a crucial role.
Tel: 902 429-5600
Address: Sackville Landing Wharf, Lower Water Street. Halifax NS
Pier 21 National Historic Site
Pier 21 National Historic SiteDistance from Halifax International Airport: 21.9mi / 35.3km
From 1928-1971, over 1 million immigrants took their first steps onto Canadian soil in this original immigration shed. Half a million troops departed for World War II from here. Re-opened on July 01,1999 this unique interpretive centre houses a 4-d multi-media show, exhibits,8 testimonial stations, a wall of ships which details the variety of vessels that transported the immigrants and a simulated railcar that will take you across Canada in 7 minutes.
Tel: 902 425-7770
Address: 1055 Marginal Road Halifax NS B3H 4P6
Prince of Wales Tower National Historic SiteDistance from Halifax International Airport: 23.3mi / 37.6km
This is part of Halifax’s coastal defense system. It was built in 1796 and this was the first Martello Tower in North America. There are exhibits which tell the tower’s history and its architectural significance.
Tel: 902 426-5080
Address: Point Pleasant Park Halifax NS
York Redoubt National Historic SiteDistance from Halifax International Airport: 30mi / 48.2km
This fortification has overlooked the entrance to Halifax Harbor since 1793. A visit here allows a spectacular view of Halifax Harbor and is a great outdoor activity. You can explore the underground tunnels of the fort and its guns as well as the World War II Command Post. There are great walking trails with interpretive panels.
Tel: 902 426-5080
Address: Halifax NS
Maritime Museum of the AtlanticDistance from Halifax International Airport: 21.3mi / 34.2km
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic has a collection which includes artifacts, images, charts and plans detailing the marine history of Nova Scotia. You can also see one of the world’s best collections of artifacts from the ‘Titanic.’
Tel: 902 424-7490
Address: 1675 Lower Water Street Halifax NS B3J 1S3
Natural History MuseumDistance from Halifax International Airport: 21.1mi / 34km
Get close to a life-sized whale, soaring eagles, moose, glittering gold specimens, a puffin colony and models of Canada’s oldest dinosaurs and hundreds of colorful mushrooms. This site is particularly fascinating for visitors interested in flora and fauna of N.S. and First Nations artwork.
Tel: 902 424-7353
Address: 1747 Summer St, Halifax NS B3H 3A6
Halifax Public GardensDistance from Halifax International Airport: 23.3mi / 37.5km
This garden dates back from Victorian times (1875). It has remained in its original form in the centre of Halifax. The park is 17 acres and is surrounded by a wrought-iron fence with beautiful ornamental gates. Relax amongst the floral displays, fountains and statues in the shade of one of the many mature trees.
Address: Spring Garden Road Halifax NS
Bluenose IIDistance from Halifax International Airport: 20.9mi / 33.7km
The famous Bluenose II is Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador. A replica of the original schooner Bluenose, as portrayed on the Canadian Dime. Moored at the wharf of the Maritime Museum in Halifax. Two-hour harbor sailing’s are available. Docked at the wharf outside the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg.
Tel: 902 634-1963
Address: 121 Bluenose Drive Lunenburg NS B0J 2C0
Bathroom GalleryDistance from Halifax International Airport: 21.2mi / 34km
The Bathroom Gallery is a typical bathroom located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Bathroom Gallery features monthly exhibitions of innovative contemporary international art by emerging and established artists. The gallery is open to the public Sundays from 2-4pm, or call to make an appointment.
Tel: 902 431-2099
Address: 5515 Falkland Street Halifax NS B3K 1A4