Halifax & Nova Scotia
Halifax's urban core is home to a number of regional landmark buildings and retains significant historic buildings and districts. Downtown office towers are overlooked by the fortress of Citadel Hill with its iconic Halifax Town Clock while Halifax's South End is renowned for its grand Victorian houses.
You can easily spend the entire day exploring the Halifax Waterfront: it hugs the harbour for 10 city blocks from Pier 21 at the Halifax Seaport to Casino Nova Scotia. The boardwalk follows the water’s edge past historic sites, shops, restaurants, and attractions.
Home to many of the region's major cultural attractions, such as Halifax Pop Explosion, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Khyber, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and the Neptune Theatre, the region is noted for the strength of its music scene and nightlife, and hosts a wide variety of festivals throughout the year.
Don't miss a tour to Peggy’s Cove, a picture postcard village, on the rugged Atlantic shoreline, stands on solid rock above the crashing surf, to see the most photographed lighthouse in the world!
When to visit
Nova Scotia weather is moderate, rarely gets extremely hot or extremely cold. The daily temperature does fluctuate both by time of day and by your proximity to the ocean. Having a fleece or knit sweater on hand for easy layering will keep you comfortable wherever you are.
- Mid March to late April: 0 - 10 degrees Celsius
- Late April to mid June: 10 - 20 degrees Celsius
- Mid June to mid September: 20 - 25 degrees Celsius
- Mid September to mid November: 10 - 20 degrees Celsius range
- Mid November to mid December: 0 - 10 degrees Celsius range
- Mid December to mid March: 0 - 15 degrees Celsius
Some popular Halifax & Nova Scotia Packages
Over 125 years ago, this route united Canada and helped define a nation. Travelling between the Pacific Coast and Banff, you'll witness mountains and wilderness, much of it seemingly unchanged since the days of the first explorers.
From the vibrant city of Vancouver to the quaint towns of Kamloops, Banff and Jasper, this epic circuit links the sigh-triggering sights of the Canadian Rockies on this nine night package. Keep a lookout for a jaw-dropping range of wildlife on a Circle Journey that includes two rail routes, Journey Through the Clouds and First Passage to the West. This inspirational adventure includes a visit to Yoho National Park, a gondola ride with beautiful views of Banff and six mountain ranges and Lake Louise, a phenomenal turquoise-hues lake set against a breathtaking backdrop of rugged peak and glaciers.
Adventure in the Canadian Rockies! This journey brings you to stunning mountain towns with stays in Banff and Lake Louise. Enjoy a trip to the Columbia Icefields and a helicopter tour through the soaring peaks of the Rockies.
A sensational two day journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer with a night in Vancouver, Kamloops, and the peaceful town of Jasper.
Explore the Canadian Rockies by visiting the iconic resorts of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper before travelling to the vibrant coastal community of Vancouver onboard the famed Rocky Mountaineer during this exciting, 10-day rail tour.
Navigate the diverse eastern provinces of Ontario and Quebec on this sensational Eastern Canada road trip. Uncover countless highlights showcasing Canada’s assorted culture, history, scenery and wildlife. From the magnificent Niagara Falls to the alluring French culture of Montreal, a journey through the eastern provinces will undoubtedly reveal Canada’s quirkier side.
Discover the magnificent harbourside city of Vancouver, with its diverse neighbourhoods, decadent dining, outdoor pursuits and multicultural attractions. You’ll understand why this city is regularly ranked as one of the most liveable places in the world.
Experience the spectacular scenery of Canada's coastline and beyond, into the Rocky Mountains on this 14 day self-drive adventure, with views of snow-capped mountains combined with rich forests and dramatic fjords.