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Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and also the commercial hub of Atlantic Canada. Halifax sits opposite to Dartmouth, which is its twin city. The cities are separated by the Bedford Basin. Halifax is among the largest natural harbors in the world...more

Halifax, Canada

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Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and also the commercial hub of Atlantic Canada. Halifax sits opposite to Dartmouth, which is its twin city. The cities are separated by the Bedford Basin. Halifax is among the largest natural harbors in the world and since ancient times it has been an important maritime destination. The waterfront of Halifax is the prime destination for visitors as it has several museums, shops, markets and entertainment complexes. The main highlight of the city is the Halifax Citadel, which is perched on a hill overlooking the city.

Pier 21 in Halifax has been named as the National Immigration Museum. The area is often compared to the Ellis Island of New York. The museum contains several important exhibits related to the Canadian immigration. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic also features a wide range of artifacts relating to the sinking of the Titanic. Art appreciators should visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, which features works if famous artists. Halifax also has a number of gardens and parks where visitors can enjoy beautiful views of nature.

Halifax also offers an excellent shopping experience. There are several markets in the city and there are several streets dotted with numerous shops. Some good places to shop in Halifax include Barrington Street, Quinpool Road, Spring Garden Road, Seaport Farmers' Market, etc.

Nearby Airports

Halifax is served by the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, which is located about 35Km from the city. The airport caters to local as well as international air traffic. A ride from the airport to downtown takes about 30-40 minutes. There is an express bus service available at the airport for downtown. The bus charges $3.50 for a one-way trip to downtown. Visitors can also take taxis which charge flat $53 to the Halifax city center.

Halal Restaurants

There are several halal restaurants in Halifax where visitors can relish a variety of cuisines. Some good halal restaurants in Halifax include Turkish Delight, Café Karachi, Chef Abod, Jerusalem Café, Mashawee, Rays of India, Dhaba Express, House Of Halal, etc.

Mosques

There are quite a number of mosques in Halifax. The most prominent mosques in Halifax include Al-Batool Islamic Society, Alrasoul Islamic Society, Ummah Masjid & Community Center, Center of Islamic Development, United Muslims of Halifax, etc.

Things to Do and See in Halifax

  • Halifax Citadel
  • Pier 21
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
  • Province House
  • Point Pleasant Park
  • Public Gardens
  • Halifax Common
  • Fort York Redoubt
  • Waterfront
  • Hiking Trails
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