If you’re planning a trip to the Halifax region in Nova Scotia, you’ll need a guide to some of the places that have the most beautiful scenery.
We’ve compiled a list of 7 of the best locations you can’t afford to miss when next you’re in Halifax.
1. Citadel Hill
Citadel hill is regarded as one of the most visited National Historic Sites in Atlantic Canada. The grounds of the Citadel Hill located in downtown Halifax region are open to the public all year round and is operated by Parks Canada. The site allows you to experience the life soldiers lived 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 from 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 especially 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 Purcell’s Cove Road. This must-see site is situated high on a rocky bluff overlooking the entrance to the Halifax Harbor and McNabs Island and extends to an extended shoreline. The redoubt has about 27 buildings, related structures, and armaments developed over 150 years ago. These archaeological remnants help to 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 site of Lighthouse at Peggy’s Point which 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 in Canada, and it happens to be one of the extremely photographed structures within Atlantic Canada.
5. Halifax Waterfront
The Halifax waterfront is located in Downtown Halifax; the city center of the region. The waterfront is the site of 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 mingle and enjoy great seafood at the many restaurants, bars, and cafes present in the region.
6. Wright’s Cove
The Wright’s cove is located on the Dartmouth side of the Bedford Basin. The bay provides a full 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 apart from providing one of the most delightful views in Halifax, it also has a stretch of seaside pathways for walking and biking.
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 beach-combing, boardwalks and having picnics on the shore. The beach is a beautiful spot to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities while enjoying the view the lovely seaside backdrop presents. Martinique is a protected area set aside to preserve the Piping Plover and the migratory Waterfowls – another reason that makes the beach a unique site to visit.