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As you might already know… Halifax is the largest city in Nova Scotia and a major economic center in Atlantic Canada but there’s way more to it than you might have heard. Besides it’s economic and geographical importance, Halifax is mostly visited for its historical heritage and the great outdoors locations it has.
It’s population is under half a million and a multicultural gem. Most of the popular tourist sights are located in smaller areas, making them easy to find. The city is full of coastal charm, beautiful buildings, corporate housing options, and lively food and drink hotspots.
Finding fun activities to do in Halifax is not a hard thing, this diverse and beautiful city has something for everyone. This guide will tell you everything you need to know and turn you into a proficient Halifax tourist, so you can have a blast on your business trip.
Halifax’s climate is surprisingly soft. In comparison to the towns that surround it, winter temperatures are a bit higher and summer’s ones are a bit lower. Best months to visit the city for ideal weather go from June to October where its average temperature and humidity are spot on for a perfect and comfortable trip. However, if you rather have sunny days, the hottest months are August, July, and September.
Halifax’s transportation services are easy to use! There are many ways to get there and explore the city:
Once there, get around Halifax by:
Or if you’ll like to explore the city on foot. Halifax is a very walkable city, it’s easy to get from one end of the city to the other just by walking.
Beaches will be the highlight of your business trip to Halifax. Find pleasure in warm waters, white sand and big waves where you can surf. And if you like better the calm, lonely vibe of the beach… Then visit it during weekdays.
Some of the best places to visit are:
Halifax has a great craft beer community. There is a slew of craft brewers to choose from with many flavors that can go from funky wild ferments, barrel-aged brews to fantastic lagers.
Alexander Keith’s is the oldest brewery in the city.
Take Alexander Keith’s original brewery tourist tour and experience the real Nova Scotian vibe with songs and a fine variety of ales.
Other places to visit:
Halifax Public Gardens are the oldest Victorian gardens in North America. Let yourself be enveloped by the meandering paths through a variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers with the versatility and symmetry of the Victorian Gardenesque style. The place is popular for being one of the prettiest spots in Halifax.
Halifax is surrounded by some great trails that cater to a wide range of skill sets and cover a variety of terrains. Also, it also has the second-largest natural harbor in the world: Georges Island National Historic Site.
Cruise aboard the historic Tall Ship Silva for a great view of the harbor.
You need to spend a few hours giving the Historic Properties Wharf a once-over.
This neighborhood retains much of its original fin-de-siècle architecture.
If you want to learn about the city’s military past, visit the Citadel.
By visiting Citadel’s corridors you’ll learn about Halifax’s war history its involvement in the American Revolution, the American Civil War, and both World Wars.
The culinary scene in Halifax is eclectic and a trip to this city is not completed without a tasting trip (especially seafood) to the best restaurants in town. The Vancouver Sun has a list of the best 10 places to it in Nova Scotia’s Capital City.
The recommendations include a mix of cheese with seafood at Stubborn Goat Gastropub, Cocktails at Black Sheep on the top. Also visit Turkish Delight Kebab House, Morris East, Five Fishermen Restaurant and Grill, and The Bicycle Thief.
So, to make the most of your stay in Halifax try all the things we recommended you in this guide, You’ll also need to find the best Halifax furnished housing. In Corporate Stays, we have the perfect options for you. Stay at The Vuze building, located only a few minutes from the waterfront boardwalk, shopping along Spring Garden Road and some of the finest restaurants the city has to offer.