Halifax, Nova Scotia, is one of the most unique and scenic cities in the world. Its citizens have invented benzene, lobbied for standard time zones (Sir Sanford Fleming), and built some of the most magnificent ocean liners in history (Samuel Cunard). From its port and large harbor, it was as responsible for winning World War II as any other in the world.
Here is some excellent reason you should go on Halifax tours:
1. Music and Nightlife: Two of Canada’s most popular music programs – Sing-a-long Jubilee and Don Messer’s Jubilee were filmed weekly in Halifax. Stars such as Anne Murray got their start on these programs, and these talents spill out into the local pubs, lounges, and restaurants. Music isn’t just a pastime, and it’s a good time!
2. Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo: One of the most significant collections of marching, pipe and drum and military bands in the world gather for a 10-day festival at the beginning of July.
3. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic: There’s no other museum in the world that features relics from the RMS Titanic, the 1917 Halifax Explosion (the most significant human-made blast before Hiroshima) and the World War II convoy deployments, including the HMCS Sackville, the only corvette (U-boat killer) in existence and a ship that sent two U-boats to the bottom f the sea.
4. Halifax Citadel: One of the only star-shaped British forts left in life sits atop the hill in Halifax complete with red-coated members of the 78th Highland Regiment and complete museum.
5. World-Class Restaurants: Some of the world’s most delicious seafood is cooked daily at dozens of great restaurants.
6. Accommodations: From 5-star hotels to quaint bed-and-breakfasts, Halifax has a location for staying that’s close to the action.
7. The Best Tours: From “Hop-off Hop-on” double-decker tours to all-day Peggy’s Cove excursions and a romp around the harbor on an amphibian craft no one does tours like the exceptional Halifax operators.
8. Titanic Graves: When the great Titanic went down, the recovered bodies were brought to Halifax. Many of those are buried at Fairview and Mount Olivet Cemeteries. Many tours include a visit.
9. The Weather: Few other oceanside cities have both the fresh air and sunshine of Halifax.
10. The People: In many instances, Halifax has been named the friendliest town in North America. “Haligonians,” as they are called, love to show off their town.
Kim Kinrade invites you to his website and blog on the many wonders of Nova Scotia, Canada’s Atlantic Playground. http://www.traveltonovascotia.com There is so much to see and do in Nova Scotia within a small area that it has become an optimum destination for many travelers.
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