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Places to See

Historic Building and Areas in Halifax


The Harbourfront Walkway, features interesting gift shops, cafes, and restaurants in historic settings along the boardwalk.

This delightful promenade leads to the Dartmouth Ferry, North America’s oldest town ferry. A trip round the harbor is an inexpensive way to enjoy a panorama of Halifax.

Government House

The current home of Nova Scotia’s lieutenant-general, this beautiful building is not open to the public but well worth exterior inspection for its historic and architectural interest. Its Georgian facade lends an urban grandeur. Completed in 1807, Government House cost over £30,000 (Can$72,000), a huge amount for a humble fishing village.

Pier 21

Canada’s entry point for more than a million immigrants and refugees, Pier 21 is now a National Historic Site. With powerful and emotional displays and fascinating images,

Pier 21 provides a unique glimpse into Canadian history.

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Overlooking the city, this huge star-shaped fortress has a commanding view of the world’s second-largest natural harbor.

Built between 1828 and 1856, the citadel and its outlying fortifications provided a formidable defense. Visitors can stroll the parade grounds where the kilted regiment of the 78th Highlanders perform with twice-daily musket drills.

Old Town Clock

At the base of Citadel Hill stands the city’s most recognized landmark, the Old Town Clock. The clock was a gift in 1803 from Edward, the British Duke of Kent and then military commander, who had a passion for punctuality. He designed the clock with four faces so that both soldiers and citizens would arrive at their appointed destinations on time.

Province House

Built between 1811 and 1819, Province House is the oldest seat of government in Canada. In 1864 the Fathers of Confederation held two days of meetings here on the formation of Canada. Visitors can tour the rooms where these plans were laid.