Located on the eastern seaboard of Canada (on the Atlantic
Ocean) is Halifax. Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and is
known as the "City of Trees". Halifax is a major Canadian
Seaport which dates back to 1749 and is the world's second
largest natural harbor. The city itself is very picturesque with
just the right combination of historical and modern
architecture. In Halifax you can tour the city (either by horse
drawn trolley or by foot), visit the Citadel - one of Halifax's
historical treasures, take a city tour, visit the cemetery where
victims of the Titanic Disaster were buried, visit the local
museums and historic pubs or just go shopping. You can also
choose to take a short harbor tour on a replica of Theodore the
Tug Boat (ideal for younger kids) or go whale watching.
15 minute car ride from Halifax is Fisherman's Cove which is a
200 year old fishing village. The village offers shopping, local
arts and crafts, great food and much more in a traditional
fishing village setting. And what would be a trip to Halifax be
without a Lobster lunch.
About 1.5 hours from Halifax is the highly recommended Peggy's
Cove. Known for it's dramatic landscape, beautiful lighthouse
and impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean. One activity at
Peggy's cove is climbing the spectacular rock formation that
support the lighthouse and protects the shoreline from erosion.
Peggy's Cove is an excellent stop for picture taking and
capturing the true heart of the Canadian Maritime provinces. The
excursion to this quaint fishing village is well worth it! To
fully enjoy the experience, you should be stable footed and wear
comfortable shoes for walking and climbing.
people of Halifax are very friendly and always willing to be
helpful. It should be noted that the weather in Halifax (and all
of Canada for the most part) can be very unpredictable. Always
be prepared by having a sweater and wind-breaker handy (even in
the summer months) and fog can make sightseeing somewhat