Imagine yourself here: savouring fresh seafood, hanging out on the harbour, and maybe joining in a jig or two. The home of Celtic heritage in the Maritimes, Halifax blends big-city living with seaside, small-town allure. Atlantic winds breeze through jagged, coastal trails, while downtown buzzes with an energetic live music scene. From sea to streets, Halifax has our heart.

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Halifax is a great gateway to the Canadian Maritimes. Start from this city in Nova Scotia and explore its points of interest. Stroll around Halifax Harbour or hop on a sightseeing tour. Opt for a car rental to visit nearby Cape Breton and its Cabot Trail. Pick from packages with flights from Toronto, Montreal, Calgary or more and your choice of top Halifax hotels.

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Languages

Officially English and French

What to eat

Lobster rolls, fish cakes, oysters, chowder, fish and chips, hodge podge (a Nova Scotian classic vegetable dish) and the seaside city’s beloved donairs.

What to bring back

Coastal, culinary must-haves from the Halifax Seaport Market (from Laughing Whale coffee to Nova Scotia Tidal Salt), apparel from East Coast Lifestyle and local arts and crafts from shops like Kept, the Independent Mercantile Co. and the Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique.

Fun Fact

Perhaps due to its six universities, Halifax harbours more bars per capita than any other Canadian city—so many spots to toast to a pirate past (the city was a major pirate hideout before being settled by Europeans) and reminisce on the nearby sinking of the Titanic (there’s a Titanic Museum inside the Marimite Museum of the Atlantic).

Important Info

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page.
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