If you’re planning a trip to Halifax in Nova Scotia, you’ll benefit from reading this guide to see places that have the most beautiful scenery.
We’ve compiled a list of 7 of the best locations you can’t afford to miss next time you’re in Halifax.
1. Citadel Hill
Citadel Hill is regarded as one of the most visited National Historic Sites in Atlantic Canada. It is located in downtown Halifax. Citadel Hill is open to the public all-year-round and is operated by Parks Canada. The site allows you to take a peek at the life of soldiers between the 18th to 19th century.
2. Fisherman’s Cove
The Fisherman’s Cove is located in the Eastern Passage. The 19th century restored fishing village is full of brightly colored gift shops, where you can get your locally-made souvenirs. You can also get a water taxi to take you to McNab’s Island to see beautiful ocean views. It is especially good on a sunny afternoon or a fog-filled evening.
3. York Redoubt
York Redoubt is also a National Historic Site of Canada and is located off of Purcell’s Cove Road. This must-see site is sitting high on a rocky bluff overlooking the entrance to the Halifax Harbor and McNabs Island. The redoubt has about 27 buildings and armaments that are over 150 years old. These archaeological remnants add to the thrill that the York Redoubt offers.
4. Peggy’s Cove
The cove happens to be one of the most popular attractions for tourists in the region with the Lighthouse Trail as the major attraction. Located on the Eastern shore of St. Margaret’s Bay, Peggy’s Cove is the Lighthouse at Peggy’s Point. It is an active lighthouse and is marked by the iconic white-and-red colors (white tower, red lantern). The lighthouse is run by the Coast Guard. It happens to be one of the most photographed structures in the Atlantic Canada area.
5. Halifax Waterfront
The Halifax Waterfront is located in Downtown Halifax. It is the home the Halifax Harbourwalk, a boardwalk that has made the harbor one of the most popular tourist destinations. Apart from the great view, tourists can also enjoy great seafood at many restaurants, bars, and cafes in the area.
6. Wright’s Cove
The Wright’s Cove is located on the Dartmouth side of the Bedford Basin. The bay provides a view of the sailboats from the Dartmouth Yacht Club. It is also a place for relaxation and a getaway from the hustle and bustle of Burnside Industrial Park. Wright’s Cove also has a stretch of seaside pathways for walking and cycling.
7. Martinique Beach
Martinique Beach located in the Eastern Shore region is the longest sandy beach in Nova Scotia. The 5-km white-sand beach is ideal for long walks and having picnics on the shore. The beach is a beautiful spot to have fun doing your favorite outdoor activity while enjoying the view of the lovely seaside. Martinique is a protected area that is meant to help preserve the Piping Plover and the migratory Waterfowls – another reason that makes the beach a unique site to visit.