"Halifax is a modern city teeming with culture and heritage and the perfect place for your next holiday vacation."
Halifax’s culture is in abundance with its many museums and forts. Most famously, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, located on the downtown waterfront displays artifacts related to the sinking of the Titanic and the devastating 1917 Halifax explosion. On July 1st (Canada Day), people head to the Halifax Citadel
, an old fort on a hill overlooking the city and the harbour for a spectacular fireworks celebration.
Downtown Halifax is home to the Halifax International Buskers Festival
which takes place every August. Street performers from all over the world come to town for this 11-day event of music and magic. Also located downtown is Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery
, Canada's oldest working brewery (dating back to 1820). A historic downtown landmark, the massive granite building offers sights, smells and tastes to delight beer lovers and history buffs from May to October.
For those ready to bet the farm, Casino Nova Scotia
is the city’s only round-the-clock casino and one of two in the province. In addition to slots and table games galore, it hosts top-notch live entertainment, which is also what Halifax is known for. A slew of celebrities including Grammy and Juno award winning singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan, show-jumping world champion Ian Millar and former prime minister John Sparrow David Thompson all hail from here.