Travel tips

London

London

Little is known of London prior to AD 61 when, according to the Roman historian Tacitus, the followers of Queen Boadicea rebelled and slaughtered the inhabitants of the Roman fort Londinium...

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Toronto

Sulawesi

In 1998, seven former municipalities (East York,City of Etobicoke,North York, Scarborough,the city of York and the Regional Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto) were merged to form Toronto...

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Montreal

Montréal

Besides being a city, Montreal is an island in the St. Lawrence River. About 50 km long, 16 km wide, with a mountain of 230 meters which occupies its center, which was originally inhabited by the Iroquois ...

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Vancouver

Yogakartas

Vancouver is a city in British Columbia, Vancouver Canada.Location near the mouth of the Fraser River and waterways in the Strait of Georgia, Howe Sound, Burrard Inlet and tributaries,...

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Places to See

Halifax

With Its Gleaming waterfront, pretty parks, and unique blend of modern and historic architecture, Halifax is a romantic and fascinating small city. Its cultured flavor belies Halifax’s 250-year history as a lusty, brawling, military town. Founded in 1749 by General George Cornwallis and 2,500 English settlers, Halifax was planned as Britain’s military center north of Boston. The city has a long history of adventure, being the town where swashbuckling legalized pirates, or privateers, brought captured ships to be shared with the crown, at a time when men made huge fortunes from sea trading. Today, Halifax is best known as one of Canada’s foremost centers of higher learning and has many colleges and five universities.

Halifax City Center

Government House

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Halifax Public Gardens

Harbourfront

Historic Properties

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Old Town Clock

Pier 21

Province House

Museums in Halifax

 

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

This harborfront museum offers extensive displays on Nova Scotia’s seafaring history, including small craft, a restored chandlery, and, at the dock outside, the elegantly refitted 1913 research vessel Acadia.

The museum’s most popular exhibit is the Titanic display, which offers artifacts recovered from the ship. There are fragments of the ship’s grand staircase, as well as a mural-sized photo showing the staircase in its original state. After the 1912 catastrophe, many of the bodies that were recovered were brought to Halifax, and 150 are buried in the town.

Parks and Gardens in Halifax

 

Halifax Public Gardens

Created in 1836, the Public Gardens are a beautiful 7-ha (17-acre) oasis of Victorian greenery and color in a bustling city. A peaceful place to stroll, the gardens’ paths wind past duck ponds, fountains, and a seemingly endless array of vivid flowerbeds.

In the center of the gardens, an ornate bandstand is the site of Sunday concerts.

On weekends, craftspeople gather outside the park’s castiron fence to display their varied and colorful wares.