Access to the cities of Halifax and Dartmouth is through the port of Halifax, the second largest natural harbor in the world. Once you enter you will be able to see the impressive movement that the port has at all hours: container ships, tugboats, pleasure boats and mooring yachts mingle to welcome you.
On the sides of the pier you will begin to find historic properties, pubs, shops, museums and parks that you will surely love. In summer , jazz and buskers concerts, music festivals and sporting events make Halifax a great outdoor recreation center. During the rest of the year you can enjoy different art exhibitions, craft markets and a very good meal.
The movie “ Titanic ” renewed attention in Halifax by reminding all of us that around 150 victims of the disaster are buried in its three cemeteries. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will allow you to learn a little better about the history of the accident. The best months to visit the city are July and August. There’s a saying in Nova Scotia that you shouldn’t forget: "If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute." Be prepared, as you may need a raincoat, a bathing suit, and a jacket on the same day.
Most whale watching excursions, wildlife cruises, bike tours, and ocean kayak rentals are in peak season from mid-June to mid-September. So if you are going to go on these dates remember that you must book in advance the activities you want to do.