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Places to walk in Halifax

28 Jun 2006  Love of walking
4.5 of 5 stars based on 3 votes

Halifax is a small city that is easily discovered on foot: old buildings, open spaces, universities, gardens, restaurants, waterfront... and there is a good view around many corners.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Halifax
  • Category: Walking tour
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors, Never been before
  • Appeals to: Singles, Students, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Halifax Citadel

    19th century fort on the hill in the centre of the city. The grassy slopes leading up to the fort offer stunning 360-degree views of the city, harbour, ocean, and bridges. Includes one of the city's oldest buildings: the city clock tower.

  • 2. Halifax Common

    Immense park with paths, sports fields, playgrounds, and fountains. A busy gathering place on summer evenings.

  • 3. Jane's on the Common

    Chic mid-priced eatery in an old, funky sector of the city. Overlooks the Common. Outstanding food; warm service.

  • 4. Commons Inn
    Commons Inn, Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality
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    Avg price: $119

    A distinctive old building in an old sector of the city. The kind of neighbourhood where people sit on the front steps on long summer evenings.

  • 5. Dalhousie University campus

    Old campus surrounded by neighbourhood's of old houses. Includes the old stone buildings of King's College.

  • 6. Point Pleasant Park
    Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality

    Large forested park criss-crossed with walking paths. Offers views of the Atlantic and lower harbour. A few attractive memorials and cairns. Good place to see song birds and the occasional sea bird. Some marshy areas add variety. Hurricane damage to the forest persists. The approach from the city takes one through some old-money neighbourhoods and accross granite bridges high above the railway cut.

  • 7. Pier 21
    Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality

    This long pier houses today's cruise ship terminal and yesterday's immigrant processing centre. A national historic site. Canada's equivalent of Ellis Island in New York.

  • 8. H.M.C.S. Sackville
    H.M.C.S. Sackville, Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality

    This WWII corvette is preserved as part of the Maritime Museum. Visitors can tour the ship.

  • 9. Historic Properties
    Historic Properties, Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality

  • 10. Metro transit ferry to Dartmouth

    For 2 dollars, you can ride the city ferry across the harbour from the Historic Properties to downtown Dartmouth. The ferry's upper deck offers unmatched views of the bridges, the naval base, the Coast Guard base, the harbour, the waterfront, George's Island, and the Citadel.