Best Things to do in Halifax This Summer

June 29, 2016

The lighthouse at Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia Canada.

A natural harbour, a hilltop Citadel, and plenty of research facilities; Halifax is a modern maritime capital city. It is also a great place to bring the family in the summer. There is so much to see and do here.

Come to the Citadel, which was built in 1856 and see the red-uniformed British interpreters. These guys know the history of Halifax and want to share it with you. The Citadel sits on top of a hill overlooking the shoreline. The Old Town Clock, Dartmouth, and little Georges Island are all easy to see from here.

The Historic Halifax Harbourfront has a boardwalk where small vessels and ferries load up people. Here visitors can enjoy looking at the Old Wharf, stone warehouses from the 19th century and artist studios. The roads are only open to foot traffic. Spend the day rambling through the shops and be sure to stop at one of the colourful restaurants.

Point Pleasant Park is also closed to all but foot traffic, which makes this a wonderful place to spend the day. Located on a natural point, there are plenty of paths to follow. See The Prince of Wales Tower built in 1796 by Prince Edward.  Harbour views and historical monuments and relics of war make this a great place to reflect in quiet solitude.

Peggy’s Cove is a tourist’s dream. Here along the bluffs with rolling boulders lining the sea, a quaint lighthouse and charming seaside homes make this place picture perfect. You can even rent one of these charming Halifax vacation rentals for you and your family. In the summer, tourists flock to this popular destination.

Come experience the maritime beauty of Halifax and CanadaStays can help you find the perfect Halifax cottage rental or Halifax condo rental to best suit the needs for your family. Plan your visit today and browse through tons of Halifax’s vacation rentals!

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