Welcome to beautiful Halifax, Canada!

Halifax was named one of the Top 10 Global DESTINATIONS ON THE RISE in TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards, come see what all the buzz is about! Halifax is a vibrant seaport city famous for its warm and welcoming Maritime hospitality and its reputation as one of Canada’s preferred destinations for conferences, conventions, meetings & events. Halifax is the best of both worlds — the perfect balance of city life and outdoor adventure on the edge of it all.

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ART AND CULTURE

Halifax is a major cultural centre within Nova Scotia and the Atlantic provinces. The city has maintained many of its maritime and military traditions, while opening itself to a growing multicultural population. The municipality’s urban core also benefits from a large population of post-secondary students who strongly influence the local cultural scene. Halifax has a number of art galleries, theatres and museums, as well as most of the region’s national-quality sports and entertainment facilities. Look at all the things to do in Halifax.

DINING AND NIGHTLIFE

Halifax is one of Atlantic Canada’s culinary hot-spots, and filled with hundreds of fabulous restaurants! Whether it’s a classic Maritime pub where you can enjoy live music, amazing cocktail bars or party boats in the Halifax harbour, the Halifax nightlife scene is one to explore. 

Find out where to drink, dance and listen to music by narrowing your search here!

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Halifax and the province of Nova Scotia are situated on the ocean and therefore offers a variety of water-based activities such as boating, surfing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Moreover, it offers spectacular hiking, biking and walking trails inland and along the rigid coastline just waiting to be explored!

The best way to see Halifax is in the open air! Find out about all the exciting outdoor activities Halifax has to offer!

GENERAL INFORMATION AND USEFUL LINKS

WEATHER
Halifax has a temperate climate and hold true to all four seasons – Warm, sunny summers – crisp, colourful falls – cool, snowy winters – warm, (sometimes rainy) springs. Check 
current Halifax weather conditions.

SAFETY
Halifax – a safe city in a safe country. The World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index Report ranked Canada as the 7th safest country and under Canada’s Crime Severity Index Halifax ranks better than the national average.

CURRENCY
You can exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at authorized currency exchange counters in Halifax and at the airport. You can also exchange currency at banks and financial institutions across Nova Scotia. To approximately calculate your exchange rate, try the 
Bank of Canada Daily Currency Converter.

MORE INFORMATION
For more tourist information, please visit the website of Discover Halifax and find answers to all your questions thanks to their FAQ!

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