Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia, and the largest city in the northeastern Canadian Atlantic Coast. Founded as a British outpost in 1749, it is located on the world's second-largest natural harbour. It was also used as a British military bastion, especially during the Seven Year War against France and the American Revolutionary War. Visit the Halifax Citadel, also known as Fort George, which is also a Canadian National Heritage Site. The Citadel has reenactments of 18th and 19th century garrisons, and is the focal point of Canada Day celebrations in July. Pier 21 is another landmark with historical significance, as this is where over a million immigrants registered when they arrived in Canada over the decades. The city has beautiful parks and gardens, where you can enjoy a stroll and fantastic views, icluding Point Pleasant Park, Halifax Common and Fort York Redoubt. Halifax's Stanfield International Airport is among Canada's busiest airport and connects the city with domestic and international destinations such as Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Boston, London, New York and Chicago. If you're searching for a cheap flight, use our online flight comparison tool to compare travel options and buy the one you prefer.
The journey into the city centre can be made by bus, taxi or hire car. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a cultural institution which is definitely worth a visit. It has exhibits of the Titanic and the 1917 Halifax Explosion, caused by the collision of a Norwegian ship with a French munitions ship. Close to the historical Old Burial Grounds, you will find the United St Matthew and the Anglican St Paul Church. The city is a great cultural and entertainment hub, with many festivals held throughout the year, such as the Busker Festival, the amazing Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo and the Nova Scotia International Air Show. From Halifax, you can discover the rest of Nova Scotia (Canada's best nightlife destination) by visiting the city of Sydney, see the Joggins Fossil Cliffs (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) or try whale watching.