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Halifax – Unusual Attractions & Day Trips

Halifax Off The Beaten Path

Read these tips to add to your visit to Halifax.

Peggy’s Cove

This rather small village is well liked by many tourists. It’s close to Halifax and has great views of a popular Lighthouse, a fisherman’s monument and a beautiful post office. You can even go down to the coast and climb on the boulders. Careful when driving as the roads are rough in some sections.

Coastal Walks

Nearby Peggy’s Cove is a foot trail called the Barrens. This is a fairly easy, scenic hike that will take about 2 hours. The scenery is quite different from Peggy’s despite being so close. It’s somewhat isolated, so don’t forget any necessities.

Fisherman’s Cove

This is a recently developed fishing village outside of Dartmouth. It has boardwalks, restaurants, craft shops and galleries. There are nice views here and it’s good for a stroll. The Cove is accessible by bus or ferry.

Titanic Cemetery

You can visit Fairview Cemetery and pay homage to the victims the Titanic, where over 100 souls find their final resting place. There is a Maritime museum dedicated to the tragedy, but the cemetery offers an interesting take on the tragedy. Many graves are silent about their unidentified occupants, but others offer stories of the deceased.


Across the harbor from Halifax lies the sister town of Halifax. There is a community theater to visit, a museum, and views of the Halifax skyline. If you’re in the mood for tea there is also a tearoom called Two if by Sea.

Cape Breton

In Glace Bay, Industrial Cape Breton, there is a coal mine open to the public that lets you get a feel for local heritage. Usige Ban Falls in Usige Ban Provincial Park offers an easy walk on woodland trails. And there is lovely scenery at Cape Breton Island at the Northen tip of Nova Scotia that is worth a trip to admire.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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