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“Stroll down Spring Garden Road has it all.”
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ottawa
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
“Stroll down Spring Garden Road has it all.”
Reviewed 8 October 2010

Nice hotel,many great pubs and restaurants,fantastic Public Gardens,the harbour,ferry ride to Dartmouth side,ships,Pier 21,Citadel Hill,great night life.

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1 Thank eurekamike
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Vancouver
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
“Halifax: A City With HIstory”
Reviewed 8 October 2010

If you're' a history buff, a trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, is a destination well worth investigating. Wander through Canada's oldest graveyard downtown and walk through St. Paul's, Canada's oldest church (1649). In the foyer, look up to see a relic of the infamous Halifax Explosion still sticking out of the wall as a result of the blast that killed nearly two thousand.

Citadel Hill, a short walk away, is the highest point in Halifax and was once the fort that protected Canada from Her enemies. Reenactments featuring kilt clad soldiers shooting the authentic weapons of yesteryear provide an historical thrill several times a day.

Be sure to visit The Atlantic Maritime Museum down by the docks where you will see an exhibit of the Explosion as well as the Titanic Exhibit in honour of the survivors that were taken to Halifax and the hundreds of dead for whom the city is their final resting place.

Lighten the mood with one of many ocean excursions on a double masted tall ship which boast whale and puffin sightings. Prices are extremely reasonable and, outside of the tourist season, a steal at under twenty dollars.

An hour's drive from the city will take you to Peggy's Cove, a tourist attraction that has been a picturesque subject for artists the world over. Make sure you have plenty of room on your camera at this most photographed spot.

Hotels and eateries abound. If you're on a tight budget, check out the HI Hostel on Barrington Street. It's a clean, friendly place right in the middle of all of the fun (tip: if you're walking about with heavy bags and need a place to store your stuff while touring, the hostel offers locked baggage areas for a mere two dollars per day!).

I highly recommend this maritime town for all who love history and the sea.

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1 Thank annewalk
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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
20 helpful votes
“Great city”
Reviewed 26 August 2010

Halifax is a nic ecity with lot of thing sto see. To travle there from Europe it is best to fly with Icelandair trough Reykjavik. We went there for a 5 day trip and enjoyed it very much. We drove around and went down to Lunenburg and ate fresh lobster at a small restaurant right at the pier. Apart from the surronding areas Halifax it self has everything you want, and like the rest of Canada it is very safe. We will go there again and enjoy the summer time as in April it was still a bit cold. Great destination and well worth seeing.

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1 Thank OrriBjornsson
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Brunswick, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 helpful votes
“Underwhelming at best.”
Reviewed 9 August 2010

If you are expecting a "quaint" fishing village then you will be disappointed. I have been to West Canada, the Canadian Rockies area, Toronto area, Montreal area, Cape Breton area, and this was the most disappointing of all. Waterfront is over-hyped, the city is somewhat depressing and run down, people are not especially friendly. Spend your time south along the coast or on Cape Breton, and skip Halifax.

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cheshire
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
9 helpful votes
“Nova Scotia ... takes your breath away”
Reviewed 30 July 2010

We have just returned from visiting my son who emigrated to Nova Scotia 18 months ago, I had not heard much about Canada prior to our trip..and always thought it was lumber jack shirts and bears! I could not have been more wrong , what a beautiful provence, sea so Blue trees so green and so much space...
Peggys Cove is a must see and reminded me of Cabot Cove on Murder she Wrote..breathtaking.
The Nova Scotians are some of the friendliest people I have ever met, If you go there you must pay a visit to Lower Deck ( its a live music venue on the harbour) try to get to see Signal Hill they're AMAZING.
Check out Tim Hortons Coffee too one taste and your'e hooked.
We drove up to Quebec for 7 days too, and like we were told by every Canadian we met the French Canadians dont like you if you dont speak French!! and no matter how much money your'e spending with them, they are down right rude.. to your face , the scenery was beautiful but we couldn't wait to get back to NS.
counting the days till we go again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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