Halifax City Tour (2 - 3 hours)

Departing:  August 7th @ 10:00 AM

Discover Halifax , Nova Scotia s vibrant capital city and the business, educational and cultural center of the Canadian Maritimes.  A significant port city since its founding in 1749, Halifax is unique for its architecture stunning 18th and 19th-century buildings are interposed with ultra-modern glass towers, all framed by the backdrop of Halifax Harbour, the second-largest year round harbor in the world.

This relaxing excursion highlights Halifax s multifaceted character, taking in its numerous museums, churches and institutions of higher learning, as well as its gracious parks, notable monuments and richly historic buildings.  Included is a drive around the Halifax Citadel with a photo stop.  Built in 1828, the Citadel functioned as the British Imperial bastion of control in North America for more than 75 years.  The crown jewel of the most advanced British military defense installations of its day, the Citadel continues to command an unparalleled vista of the beautiful harbor and city.

 

From the Citadel, the tour wends its way through bustling downtown Halifax along the waterfront where you will e give time to have lunch at one of the local restaurants on the boardwalk.  After lunch we travel to the North End site of the Halifax Explosion.  A collision in 1917 between two ships in Halifax harbor, one a French munitions ship, leveled the North End of Halifax killing or injuring thousands.

 

A stop will also be made at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery , location of some of the 150 victims of the Titanic that are buried in Halifax .  Your Guide will explain the connection Halifax had with the sinking of this ship.  A leisurely walk through the Halifax Public Gardens , the oldest Victorian style gardens in North America , is also scheduled on the tour.

 

 

COST PER PERSON: $53.98 + 7.02 (HST) = $61.00

 

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