Halifax is the capital region of Nova Scotia, which has almost 5000 miles of seacoast. This great municipality embraces both urban and rural communities rich with Canadian heritage, historical sites and scenic vistas. The climate tends to be milder than the rest of Canada due to its location on the Atlantic, with plenty of fog from the sea. Located on the winsome shore of one of the world's largest natural harbors, Halifax offers visitors the bustle of a metropolis, the vibrancy of a university town and the peaceful trails of its many provincial parks.
Museums, galleries, quaint cafés on tree-lined streets, artisan studios awash with eye-catching creativity—these are just a few of the things to be found downtown. Climb aboard a rickshaw for a narrated tour or take a historical tour on foot. Venture to the waters for surfing, kayaking, fishing and other oceanic adventures. For those who prefer a slower pace, spend the afternoon whale watching and strolling along the picturesque shoreline. Let the peaceful ocean views and tangy salt air lift your spirit and infuse your senses.