Halifax, Nova Scotia is located in Halifax Harbour on the east coast of Canada on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The seaside city is the capital city of the province of Nova Scotia. The City of Halifax is best known for its marine environment, history and scenery.
Halifax is the commercial and government centre for the province. The Halifax waterfront is lined with outdoor patios, monuments, restaurants, pubs, specialty shops, warehouses, shipyard, viewing benches, live entertainment, activity tours and attractions. In the background, perched on a hill, is the Citadel Hill (Fort George) Historic Site. A fort built in the 1850's protecting the harbour during the early wars of Canada.
There is no doubt the three most prominent attractions in and near Halifax are the Citadel National Historic Site, the 3 kilometre waterfront Halifax Boardwalk, and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. Other places of interest include Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia.
Around Halifax, Nova Scotia people most enjoy hiking, kayaking, boat cruises, sailing, walking tours, biking and sightseeing. The most popular parks include Point Pleasant Park, Long Lake Provincial Park, Fort Redoubt, Halifax Public Gardens, and Fort Fleming Park.
Halifax Nova Scotia and area enjoys all the services and amenities important to travelers. There are gas stations, grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, accommodations (hotels, motels, resorts, cottages, bed and breakfasts, vacation homes), campgrounds, internet, liquor stores, taxi and the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.