Halifax travel guide

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You're Going to Love Halifax

With a warm sense of hospitality and a well-preserved history, Halifax will win you over with a laid-back flair. More than just the invigorating sea air or the historic buildings, you'll fall in love with the friendliness of Haligonians, as the city's residents are called.

Traditional multicolored buildings blend with modern glass and steel structures along Halifax's waterfront, and this busy and important harbor in the North Atlantic connects to over 150 cities through the Port of Halifax.

The city's Scottish colonial roots are now blended into a modern, multicultural society. As the air cools down at night, the city's nightlife scene heats up, full of live music venues where you can hear the unique East Coast style of folk music, among other genres. There is also a thriving arts, theater, and performing arts scene to check out.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Halifax

When to Visit Halifax

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Atlantic breezes keep the weather temperate even in summer, when long days of sunshine bring the tourist crowds. In the fall, colors light up the foliage to attract a second influx of tourists. The ocean currents can bring storms during the late fall and winter, when there are typically significant accumulations of snow. Some attractions are open seasonally.

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How to Get to Halifax

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Where to Stay in Halifax

Accommodations are very affordable in Halifax, ranging from sleek contemporary international brands like the Delta Hotels by Marriott Barrington and Halifax Marriott Harbourfront to small, independent guesthouses and hostels. The Prince George Hotel offers upscale amenities in a convenient location with direct access to the World Trade and Convention Centre. At the Halliburton, occupying a set of three historic townhouses, you can get a taste of the city's history.

Popular Neighborhoods in Halifax

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How to Get Around Halifax

The Cost of Living in Halifax

Shopping Streets

Spring Garden Road is lined with over 200 retail outlets, including national brands along with specialty stores. The Hydrostone Market is a historic shopping and entertainment district in the North End. You'll find local artisan work including leather and wood crafts and jewelry at the Halifax Waterfront.

Groceries and Other

When it comes to groceries in downtown Halifax, the Atlantic Superstore in the South End has well-stocked shelves and reasonable prices. Pete's Fine Foods is where you'll find a good selection of imported goods along with prepared foods. A quart of milk costs about C$2.50 and a dozen eggs costs about C$3.30.

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Where to Eat in Halifax

Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub is part of the city's pub scene, with a menu of favorites like Irish stew and bangers and mash starting at C$15. The Five Fishermen is housed in a historical building, with a menu of seafood, Angus beef, and pasta dishes that start at about C$30. The Stubborn Goat Gastropub specializes in craft brews and comfort foods like gourmet burgers and meatloaf that start at C$17.