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Halifax was long defined by naval operations. The 18th-century Citadel still stands guard, but today overlooks a thriving city whose restored waterfront features historic architecture, shops, museums, bars, restaurants and more.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
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.
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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Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.