Halifax Regional Travel Guide
Welcome to Halifax Regional!
In 1990, several communities, including Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville and Cole Harbour, joined together to form the Halifax Regional Municipality. Situated around the expansive and deep Halifax Harbour, the Halifax Regional is Canada's largest urban centre east of Quebec. The city is sophisticated and diverse, but still maintains a friendly, community-oriented atmosphere. One of Canada's most historically rich cities, Halifax Regional has a number of important attractions, including the Halifax Citadel, a star-shaped fort overlooking Halifax that was built to protect the city, and Pier 21, a historic site that honours the early immigrants who made Canada what it is today. Across the bridge in Dartmouth, nature lovers will enjoy the many lakes and pathways, while historians will appreciate the Quaker House, a 1786 home-turned-museum. Bedford offers the sprawling Hemlock Ravine Park, developed by Prince Edward in 1794. People from across the Halifax regional and the world get together every year in August for the annual Halifax Buskers Festival, a favourite event that features plenty of live entertainment.
The famous Bluenose II is Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador.
Hotels & Motels
The Westin Nova Scotian is a Halifax landmark hotel that has been restored to its original grandeur.
Offering full-day and overnight sea kayaking tours of the Prospect Archepeligo, Bluerocks in Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove and the LaHave Islands, Kattuk Expeditions ensures Paddle Canada and WRFA certified guides.
Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in Halifax Regional? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- Halifax Pop Explosion
Oct 19 to Oct 22 » Halifax
- Laing House Masquerade Ball, A Night in Espaņa
Oct 22 » Halifax
- Bridal Show Plus
Oct 23 » Cunard Line
- Fall for Flamenco
Oct 29 to Nov 03 » Halifax
- Halifax Coronation Street Pingfest
Oct 30 » Parkside Pub & Grill
- Christmas at the Forum
Nov 04 to Nov 06 » Halifax Forum
- Lake Echo Vendor's MArket
Nov 05 » Lake Banook Bed & Breakfast Dartmouth
- Canadian Diabetes Association Fall Expo
Nov 09 » Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview