Things to do in Halifax

Halifax – stunningly beautiful beaches and coastlines in Canada

Halifax in Canada has an amazing maritime history as well as natural harbors. It is the capital city of Nova Scotia and is in possession of some of the most stunning beaches in the world, featuring nice sand and clear blue waters. If you are the outdoor type, you will find a lot of fantastic things to do in Halifax as it is a nature lover’s paradise and a place not to be missed.


Things to do in Halifax


Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

If you are an art fan, visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia before heading over and spending time at the beaches. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia displays art works from reputable local and international artists, ranging from aboriginal to North American folk arts. If you prefer your art in performance form, there are numerous theaters that perform musicals, plays and more. Check local area listings for current offerings.





Nova Scotia Beaches

Enjoy shoreside activities at Nova Scotia beaches such as at Clam Harbor which has a beautiful white sandy beach embracing crystal clear blue waters. Choose to travel to other places such as the Taylor’s Head Beach that is overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in order to get a tan, go for a quick swim or just to enjoy the vibrant landscape.


When to go to Halifax

The climate of Halifax is humid continental. The weather there is usually milder or cooler than that of central Canada, with the temperature remaining between about −15 °C and 25 °C (5 °F to 77 °F).


If you are traveling to Canada on a budget and do not like crowds, choose to travel between March and April. This is the period where the prices are lower compared to other times of the year. You might get a chance to go for a little skiing in Halifax if you go on holiday here between November and February, as this is their winter period.


Things to do in Halifax

Halifax Facts

Population297 943
CurrencyCanadian Dollar
AirportHalifax Intl, Canada (YHZ)

Halifax average temperatures

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Golf in Halifax

The northern beauty of Halifax has a lot to offer for golfers. The Indian Lake Golf Course, located about 10 minutes from Halifax, is a great 18 hole course featuring rolling fairways in a scenic atmosphere. To top it off, their clubhouse has that humble, rustic feeling that you might associate with Canada. Another great course in the area can be found at Brightwood Golf & Country Club, an 18 hole course with amazing views of the Halifax Harbor and skyline. If you are in the mood for a shorter round of golf, the unique Briarwood Par 3 Golf Course offers just that, a round of golf entirely consisting of par 3 holes. Sounds like fun to us!

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Theme Parks in Halifax - Bumper boats at Atlantic Playland

The whole family will have fun at Atlantic Playland in Halifax. Prepare yourselves for an exciting day with lots of running back and forth between the different attractions. Challenge each other in the bumper boats, watch over the city in the Ferris Wheel or take a couple of rounds in the carousel. And if you’re feeling hot the park offers a couple of water slides and a pool to cool down on hot summer days.

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