The Heart of Historic Halifax

  • Port

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    City Tour, Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Today experience Halifax, both historic and new, through its fascinating 269-year history.

Travel with a kilted guide on a deluxe motorcoach ride -- a journey through the streets of Halifax, past old buildings and National Historic Sites.

See Halifax's charming architecture and tree-lined streets as your guide tells stories of the pirates and princes, press gangs and brewers who have helped shape this historic city since its inception in 1749.

Learn about the Halifax Explosion -- the greatest man-made explosion before the atomic age -- and how the grateful citizens of Halifax thanked the citizens of Massachusetts who came to their aid. Enjoy the local warmth and charm of the people here.

Visit the Public Gardens, one of the finest examples of Victorian Gardens in North America.

Meet members of the 78th Highlanders at one of Canada's most-visited National Historic Sites -- the Halifax Citadel.

See Province House and St Paul's Church, and catch a glimpse of the Old Town Clock -- a gift to the city from the father of Queen Victoria -- and hear about Halifax's unique Immigration History as you drive by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. This Canadian equivalent to Ellis Island welcomed newcomers to this country from 1928 to 1971.

Hear about the Titanic's connections to Halifax and visit the Fairview Lawn Cemetery -- the largest terrestrial resting place for the Titanic victims.

Notes:

You will encounter gravel pathways, paved areas, wooden decking, cement sidewalks, inclines, steps and rocky areas. Wear sturdy, comfortable footwear and a warm sweater; bring an umbrella and a rain jacket.