The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
One of the city's most attractive areas is the Historic Properties Development, located along the waterfront. The charming early 19th-century wood and stone buildings here have all been fully restored. And the cobblestone streets and long boardwalks are now lined with a wonderful array of boutiques, cafés, and pubs.
Other Fun Things to Do
- Relax on a drive through the beautiful Nova Scotian countryside to the moody, weathered village of Peggy's Cove. Walk along the rocks to view the craggy coastline with its bold glacier-formed outcroppings of granite and its impressive lighthouse. Then drive through the softer South Shore area back to Halifax, and enjoy another view of the city.
- Take a historical and anecdote-filled tour through the streets of Halifax. Explore the hilltop fortress and the Citadel, and stroll through the beautiful Victorian-style public gardens.
- Explore the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's extensive collection, with over 2,000 permanent works.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor
Discover downtown Halifax in a brand-new way by visiting many of Halifax's favorite pubs. Sample some of their most popular brands of beer as you make your way from pub to pub.
In Canada, the Canadian dollar (CAD) is the official currency. Credit cards are widely accepted and often offer a good exchange rate. In all of Canada, a 5% Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) must be paid on all transportation, accommodation, restaurant meals, and just about anything else you purchase, right down to a pack of gum. There is also a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) of 10%. The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) combines both these taxes into one 15% tax.
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