Spotlight on Halifax

Welcome to Halifax

Halifax, an Atlantic Ocean port in eastern Canada, is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. A major business centre, it’s also known for its maritime history. The city’s dominated by the hilltop Citadel, a star-shaped fort completed in the 1850s. Waterfront warehouses known as the Historic Properties recall Halifax’s days as a trading hub for privateers, notably during the War of 1812.

Today Halifax is a bustling city filled with friendly people, international businesses, numerous universities and colleges, and many big city conveniences with a small town charm. Whether you’re here to tour the citadel and harbour, visit beautiful nearby sights like Peggy’s Cove, walk the waterfront and take in the downtown sights and shops, or hit the several beaches in the area, Halifax is a city with something for everyone.


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Fast Facts

Major Airports

Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

Phone Numbers

411 is used for telephone directory assistance, fees are now almost universally charged for calling 411.
911 is used for emergecy services (police, ambulance, or fire department).


Most goods & services for sale in Halifax are subject to a 15% Harmonized (provincial and federal) goods and services tax.

Featured Hotels in Halifax

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Things to See & Do

Take a quick peek and what the city of Halifax has to offer.

Shopping in Halifax
  • Harbourside Market
  • Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market
  • Cow’s
  • Rousseau Chocolatier
  • NovaScotian Crystal
  • Halifax Shopping Centre
  • Amos Pewter
  • Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia
  • Haskapa
  • Pavilion 22
  • Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress Studio
  • Karl Penton Gallery
  • Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique
  • Urban Cottage Antiques & Collectables
  • Sweet Jane’s Gift and Confectionary
  • Frida Fine Jewellery
Restaurants in Halifax
  • Stories Fine Dining
  • Gio
  • Edna Restaurant
  • Fredies Fantastic Fishhouse
  • Tomavinos Pizzeria
  • 2 Doors Down
  • The Auction House
  • Efendy Turkish & Mediterranean Grill
  • Elements on Hollis
  • The Coastal Cafe
  • The Bicycle Thief
  • Da Maurizio Dining Room
  • Darrell’s Restaurant
  • Chives Canadian Bistro
  • The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar
  • Cafe Chianti
  • Le Bistro By Liz
  • McKelvie’s Delishes Fishes Dishes
  • The Old Triangle Irish Ale House
  • The Orient Chinese Cuisine
Things to Do in Halifax
  • Halifax Central Library
  • Halifax Public Gardens
  • Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Neptune Theatre
  • Point Pleasant Park
  • Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
  • Halifax Harbour Ferry
  • Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • HMCS Sackville – Canada’s Naval Memorial
  • Emera Oval
  • St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
  • Discovery Centre
  • Alexander Keith’s Brewery
  • Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
  • Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market
Halifax Universities & Colleges
  • Dalhousie University
  • Eastern College
  • University of King’s College
  • College of Continuing Education
  • Nova Scotia Community College
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • da Vinci College
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • Cdi College of Business Technology & Health Care
  • Université Sainte-Anne
  • Maritime Business College
  • Atlantic Flight Attendant Academy
Halifax Sports Teams
  • Halifax Mooseheads – QMJHL
  • Halifax Hurricanes – NBL Canada