Halifax

Halifax, just 6 hours from London, is the capital of Nova Scotia, an interesting holiday destination and the major transportation hub.

Its waterfront is a popular spot with wooden buildings and fine stone structures of 18th-century Halifax blending with its more modern architecture. The harbour is one of Halifax’s most outstanding features and is an exciting place to be. On the waterfront, you can stroll along the piers, join a walking tour or explore the Maritime Museum with its Titanic artefacts, the many historic sites and points of interest in the city.

Peggy’s Cove with its much photographed lighthouse is located on Nova Scotia’s south shore, only 30 miles from Halifax.

Alexander Keiths

Visit Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery and step back in time for a fun- filled history lesson delivered by costumed animators. It’s definitely not your run-of-the-mill brewery tour! People of all ages will enjoy visiting the beautifully detailed home & brew house of Alexander Keith, learning about the brewing process, singing a song (or two) in the Stag’s Head Pub and, of course, sampling Mr. Keith’s finest Ale.

The Citadel

High aboveHalifaxsits a star shaped citadel, one of the great British fortifications of the 19th century. It’s one of the most visited National Historic Sites inCanada. Animators of the 78th Highland Regiment on sentry duty greet visitors as they cross the drawbridge. Don’t miss your opportunity to have your picture taken with these animators reenacting life of the 1860’s. Be sure to catch the firing of the noon day gun which happens atop the ramparts, every day except Christmas Day.

HalifaxEpicurean Experience

Experience the best of Nova Scotia’s food and wine in the heart of the AnnapolisValleyand see some of the lovely Nova Scotiacountryside. Starting in Halifaxyou will drive the 45 minutes to the wine producing area where you will start at a Sommelier-led wine tasting paired with a selection of Local Cheeses at Gaspereau Valley Vineyards.

The adventure continues with a short drive through Wolfville to Domaine de Grand Pré winery. Here you will enjoy a four-course “Chef’s Selection” menu highlighting seasonal ingredients with wines paired by the winery’s own Sommelier.

INCLUDES * Includes transportation (in a fourteen passenger air-conditioned van)
* winery tour
* wines with local cheeses at Gaspereau Valley Vineyard
* four course “Chef’s Selection” menu with paired wines (including Icewine) at Domaine de Grand Pré’s “Le Caveau” restaurant

Tour runs daily. Reservations required.

Departure time: 5:00 p.m (Five Fishermen Restaurant, 1740 Argyle Street, Halifax)
Return time: 11:00 p.m (Five Fishermen Restaurant, 1740 Argyle Street, Halifax

Haunted Walk

HalifaxGhost Toursis a two hour and forty five minute walk through historical downtownHalifax. The tour passes through two ofNorth America’s Oldest graveyards, visit several Historical locations in the downtown core and hear the tales of Phenomena and ghosts that linger there. Hear such tales as The Witches of Robie Street, The ghost of the little boy at a Grammar school inHalifaxleft behind after the Halifax Explosion.Enjoy stories like The old caretaker of Holy Cross cemetery. The mysterious bones once found onHarvey street. Hear of Oscar Wilde who once visitedHalifaxin Real Life, now walks an oldInnwhere he once stayed. Hear tales of Spirits who walk in the early morning at the old Burying Grounds onBarrington street. Hear the story of the Silhouette window at St. Pauls Anglican Church in the Grand Parade,a phenomena left behind after the Halifax Explosion. Join us for an evening of EErie intrigue as you walk through Historical Downtown Halifax.

Halifax Historic Harbour Tour

Join the Harbour Queen I for an interesting and informative journey throughHalifaxHarbour. You will experience the rich and dramatic history of Halifax Port beginning with its settlement through to current day. Your guide will highlight significant landmarks, a wide variety of vessels, and charm you with traditional folklore.

Halifax Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Dive into Atlantic Canada’s maritime history in the heart of the historic Halifax waterfront. Experience the life of a sailor, learn of the province’s ship-building heritage and uncover the meaning behind colourful ship flags. See exhibits featuring the Halifax connection to the Titanic, North Atlantic convoys, Theodore Tugboat, the Halifax Explosion, Shipwreck Treasures, and galleries with Days of Sail and Age of Steam.

Historic Halifax City Tour

2.5 Hours June 1st to October 15th – Daily Departures at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Join your kilted guide for our most complete Halifax City Tour! This informative and fun filled ride will immerse you in the history and culture of our city. Hear of Halifax’s war years and of the exploits and heroism of the citizens who lived through the devastating Halifax Explosion. View Historic Properties, the Titanic Burial site, theSpring Garden Road area, Province House, Old Town Clock,St. Paul’s Church, City Hall, Grand Parade, Government House, the busy port,Point PleasantPark, residential areas, and much more. From tales of disaster and triumph to remarkable stories of everyday life. Discover the people and places that have made Halifax one of the most unique and captivating cities in North America!

Halifax Whale Watching

The Haligonian III offers daily nature and whale watching tours of Halifax Harbour.

Nature and Whale Watching Tours:

Where the Atlantic Ocean meets the cliffs of Chebucto Head at the mouth of Halifax Harbour the waters are rich with sea and wildlife. You will have the opportunity to view minke whales, fin whales, dolphins, seals, tuna, sunfish, and a variety of seabirds. The experienced naturalists provide visitors with information on the history and sights of the Harbour as well as the wildlife generally see in the area on this 2 1/2 hour cruise. The Captain and crew will further enchant you by pulling up a lobster trap and feeding the birds.