Welcome to Nova Scotia’s seaside capital city of Halifax! Here's a list of don’t miss things to see, do, eat, and drink that also includes tour options, pubs with live music, and the most popular spots that promise a true Halifax experience.
Pubs and Live Music Venues
Experience this port city on foot, by bike, boat, bus, segway, or kayak! Here's how:
- Discover the best of Halifax's amazing food and craft beer scene with Taste Halifax Tours. Don't forget — a visit to Halifax is not complete without trying the official food of Halifax: the donair.
- Take a historic ghost walk through downtown Halifax with Tattle Tale Tours or join a ghost tour at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site where you'll be led by candlelight through historic tunnels, and prison cells.
- Take the Halifax Ferry to Dartmouth and head out on your own self-guided culinary walking tour. Make sure Humble Pie Kitchen, Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery, Two if by Sea Café, The Canteen on Portland, Portland Street Creperie, Evan's Fresh Seafood, and Picnic at the Dart Gallery are on your list!
- Go kayaking with Kayak Halifax to Georges and McNabs Islands in the heart of Halifax Harbour and participate in an exclusive glamping experience on Georges Island.
- Book a wine, dinner, or harbor cruise at Murphy’s the Cable Wharf or feel like a kid again when you hop aboard an amphibious Harbour Hopper tour or tour the harbor aboard Theodore Tugboat.
- Visit Alexander Keith’s historic brewery and learn about the beer making process in the original brewery and taste the beers — including new craft beers being made onsite — in the original tavern.
Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market
The Halifax Citadel has long watched over the harbor and downtown core of the capital city of Halifax. Originally built as a military fortification to protect the Empire from enemies (and the occasional pirate), today the Citadel and its distinctive Clock Tower act as a reminder of Halifax’s rich past. Want to get hands-on with history? Dress like a Highlander and become a solider for a day or participate in ‘Ready, Aim, Fire!’ where you get to hold — and fire — an authentic Snider-Enfield Rifle just as they did in 1869.