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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!

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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.

Spring 

  • Mid March to late April: 0 - 10 degrees Celsius
  • Late April to mid June: 10 - 20 degrees Celsius                                                                                                                                                                                 

 Summer 

  • Mid June to mid September: 20 - 25 degrees Celsius                                                                                                                                                                                   

Fall

  • Mid September to mid November: 10 - 20 degrees Celsius range 
  • Mid November to mid December:  0 - 10 degrees Celsius range 

Winter

  • Mid December to mid March: 0 - 15 degrees Celsius 
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