Halifax 5

Spotlight on Halifax - Halifax 5

Halifax 5
Where to go and what to see while you’re there

1) Halifax Citadel National Historical Site
The Halifax Citadel played a pivotal role as a principal naval station in the British Empire and was deemed a National Historic Site in 1951. It’s an excellent example of 19th century bastion fortification, and offers view that won’t be forgotten.
Tel:(902) 426-5080

2) Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery
Visit the oldest working brewery in North America: Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery. Prepare to go back in time as actors, dressed in period costumes, take you on an interactive tour – samples of Keith’s famous ale included, of course.
Address: The Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water Market Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Tel: 1 877-612-1820

3) Peggy’s Cove
Home of one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world, Peggy’s Cove is a must-see attraction. Legend has it that this vintage community, located about 30 minutes outside Halifax, was named after a lone shipwreck survivor in the year 1800. Perched high atop rugged granite boulders, this historic fishing village is a true gem.
Open: Saturday 7am – 1pm
Address: Rte. 333, Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

4) The Brewery Market
Spend a perfect Saturday afternoon strolling this sprawling stone complex for hand-dyed silk scarves, stone carvings and leatherwork. When it’s time for a snack, choose from a variety of tempting options such as Indian snacks, fresh-baked bread and local farm.
Open: Saturday 7am – 1pm
Address: The Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water Market Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

5) Granville Mall
This attractive pedestrian plaza, destroyed by fire in 1859, was lovingly restored by rich Italian merchants. Today its Victorian-Italianate façade is considered one of the finest in Canada and houses a great selection of pubs, shops, as well as the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
Address: 1983 Upper Water Street , Halifax, Nova Scotia