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Halifax, the capital of the Nova Scotia Atlantic Province in Canada, offers a great natural harbour and a rich maritime history.
About 21 miles north of Halifax is the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, which has flights to Europe and USA. There is a VIA Rail train station in Halifax which connects with cities such as Moncton, Quebec City and Montreal. The Greyhound bus system includes stops in Halifax. The port of Halifax is also a destination for cruise ships. Halifax is four hours behind GMT. Halifax has a continental climate with relatively little sunshine compared to other Canadian cities. The summer months are the warmest and sunniest, making July and August the best time to visit Halifax.
Halifax boasts the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the largest of its kind in Canada. The museum is filled with charts, artefacts, and images pertaining to Nova Scotia's marine history. The Naval Museum of Halifax covers the history of the Royal Canadian Navy. Visitors can also visit the HMCS Sackville Flower-class corvette museum ship moored next to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
In addition to naval museums, check out the Museum of Natural History which includes fossils, birds and archaeological exhibits. The Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum displays a variety of preserved military and civilian planes. There are also galleries in Halifax such as the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
Along the waterfront visitors can check out the exciting casino games at Casino Nova Scotia during their Halifax holidays. Or hike through the 99-acre Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, which is home to a variety of mammals and birds. The Emera Oval is an outdoor skating rink with ice skating during the winter and roller & inline skating in the summer. And don't miss the The Halifax Citadel star fort at the top of Citadel Hill.