Halifax doesn't often spring to mind as an excellent city break destination; however, we think it is one of Canada's best kept secrets and is perfect for a city break with an edge. Providing the perfect base to explore the enchanting coastlines of the Maritimes and quaint colourful towns of Nova Scotia, Halifax is a vibrant and cultural city, so you can really enjoy the best of both worlds.
Nova Scotia is Atlantic Canada's most popular and vibrant province, so it is no surprise that it is home to the bustling port city of Halifax. The history surrounding this area is enchanting and a must is a visit to Pier 21, Canada's Museum of Immigration. This is where 1.5 million immigrants from Europe, Britain and Ireland passed through from 1928-71 seeking new lives and grand opportunities in Canada. Perhaps you have some distant relatives that you can trace back for a really unique day out.
When on your Halifax holiday you are in the perfect position to explore some of the most scenic coastal landscapes and impressive natural wonders in Canada. Take a trip to Peggy's Cove Coastal Region, just 30-minutes’ drive from Halifax on Nova Scotia's Bluenose Coast, dubbed by the locals as 'Mother Nature's Playground'. Encompassing the shores of the lovely St. Margaret's Bay, walk around and discover the scenic coves, harbour and natural beauty, and enjoy a whole host of outdoor and water activities on offer.