Halifax (pop. 500,000) is the largest city in Atlantic Canada and is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia. It is serviced by direct flights from Boston, New York, London, Montreal, and a number of other major North American and European cities. It has a range of services and attractions and has become a leading regional centre for dining and entertainment.
Halifax Public Transport
Halifax Transit runs the municipal bus and ferry system. Cash fare is $2.75 or tickets can be purchased at local retailers.
See here for further information about fares, schedules, and routes. The 15-minute ferry ride between the Halifax waterfront
and Dartmouth is a lovely and inexpensive way to tour the Halifax Harbour. Ask for a transfer for the return trip!
Getting to the hotel from the airport: The Halifax Stanfield airport is about a 30-minute drive from downtown Halifax. Cabs and Ubers
cost roughly $60-70 each way. A city bus (Route 320) does make the trip costing $4.25 (exact change) and taking about an hour to get
from the airport to Scotia Square downtown.
Local Eating Places in Halifax
Halifax is full of fabulous restaurants. There are several dining districts within walking distance (or a short cab or bus ride)
of King's College: Quinpool Road Area, North End, Spring Garden Road, and Downtown. Each area offers a variety of dining options
from craft beers to pizza to Korean BBQ, cozy bistros, locally sourced and seasonally inspired dishes, as well as tacos, tequila,
Artisanal pizzas like the favorite lumberjack, pastas, and cocktails in an elegant setting on Quinpool Road.
Locally sourced, globally inspired menus with cocktails and local beer in the historic Brewery Market building on Halifax waterfront.
Enjoy pub fare and craft beer on a sunny patio at Quinn's Brewery on Quinpool Road.
A delightful spot for coffee, sandwiches, and treats on Quinpool Road.
Elevated East Coast comfort food in a beautifully restored heritage building in the North End.
Tacos and tequila in the heart of Halifax's entertainment district on Spring Garden Road and Downtown.
A cozy bistro in the North End, offering locally sourced and seasonally inspired dishes.
Experience live-fire cooking with a focus on meat and seafood, complemented by great harbour views in Halifax's downtown.
Local Attractions in Halifax
Halifax has lots to keep you busy. From the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on the
waterfront, to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia with its acclaimed collection of folk art. The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site,
Point Pleasant Park, and the Public Gardens are also must-visit locations. Additionally, the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and the port town
of Lunenburg are great for day trips.
Explore Canada's immigration history at this waterfront museum, a testament to diverse cultural heritage.
Discover maritime history and seafaring tales at this waterfront museum, showcasing Atlantic Canada's rich nautical past.
Home to an acclaimed collection of folk art, including the Maud Lewis Gallery, celebrating Nova Scotian and Canadian art.
A striking architectural marvel on Spring Garden Road, offering great coffee, views of Halifax Harbour and Citadel Hill.
Explore the star-shaped 19th-century fortress with its noon gun tradition, a historic gem in the heart of Halifax.
39 km of scenic trails through woods and along the oceanfront, perfect for a peaceful walk in nature.
Stroll through one of North America's oldest Victorian gardens, founded in 1836, in Halifax's downtown core.
Enjoy a 4 km walk past museums, ice cream shops, and beer gardens along the scenic Halifax waterfront.
Visit the iconic lighthouse set against stunning landscapes, a must-see near Halifax. Remember to stay off the black rocks!
A UNESCO World Heritage site, this 1753-founded port town is 60 km from Halifax, known for its colorful architecture and maritime heritage.
More Attractions in Halifax
Downtown Halifax hosts two bustling farmers' markets, and there are various live music venues like The Carleton and The Seahorse Tavern.
Halifax is home to seven universities. For more information on what Halifax and Nova Scotia have to offer, visit the provided links.
A historic hub of local produce and crafts, the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market is the oldest continuously operating market in North America, located in the vibrant Seaport District.
Open every Saturday, this bustling market features over 60 vendors offering a diverse mix of local foods and crafts in Halifax's downtown area.
A historic Argyle Street venue combining live music and dining, The Carleton is known for its vibrant entertainment scene and diverse culinary offerings.
An iconic Halifax live music venue that has a fantastic atmosphere with diverse musical acts and the famous Horsepower draught.
University of King's College
The University of King's College, established in 1789, is Canada's oldest chartered university. Known for its interdisciplinary programs
in the humanities, professional programs in journalism, and a fine arts program in creative writing, it is associated with Dalhousie
University and is located on the northwest corner of Dalhousie's campus.