Halifax has undergone many changes since it was founded in 1749 as a British military garrison, yet the city's core still retains the charming vestiges of our history and seaport culture. The best way to experience this beauty, history and architecture, is to explore it on foot with this relaxing walking tour. A double decker or motor coach takes you to your starting point of the Public Gardens, where you enjoy a guided walk with your kilted guide through the quaint streets of the city.
Explore Halifax’s illustrious history as a port city on a guided walking tour past its lush public gardens, prominent military vestiges and bustling shopping promenades. Join a kilt-donning guide on foot to the 16-acre Public Gardens, where you’ll admire Victorian-era topiaries and cascading fountains. Stand atop Citadel Hill and view the nearby Town Clock and St. Paul’s Anglican Church, the city’s oldest building. Stroll boutiques and lively pubs lining the waterfront Historic Properties warehouse boardwalk.
• Guided Walking Tour: Embark on foot alongside a kilted guide as you traverse the Canadian port city’s significant landmarks.
• Public Gardens: Roam around the plush 16-acre grounds, viewing Victorian-era topiaries, admiring free-flowing fountains and crossing stone bridges.
• Citadel Hill: Relish spectacular city vistas, see the historic Town Clock and visit Halifax’s oldest building, St. Paul’s Anglican Church.
• Historic Properties: Stroll around the warehouse-turned-retail seaside promenade and its posh boutiques, waterside restaurants and lively pubs.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection
• Bottled water
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 1½ miles over even surfaces, inclines, and pathways with 10 to 20 steps.
• This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.
• Guests should consider their physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.