Local Area Attractions
Alexander Keith's Brewery This is a craft brewery in a massive iron-stone building (c1834) where Alexander Keith's beer was originally brewed. It includes a Brew house, hospitality rooms, 19th century company store, interpretive centre. Tours are available with costumed animators. It is open year round Mon-Sat 10am - 10pm, Sun 10am-6pm.
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Constructed between 1828 and 1856, the Citadel commemorates Halifax's role as a key naval station in the British Empire. This attractions includes guided tours with costumed animators. Open May 7 - Oct 31. Info: (902) 426-5080
Halifax Public Gardens Spring Garden Road Began in 1866, these formal gardens are the oldest Victorian gardens of their type in North America and are also considered to be one of the continents finest.
Historic Properties 1869 Upper Water Street The first restoration project of its kind in Canada; three city blocks of Canada's oldest surviving group of waterfront warehouses and some of North America's finest Victorian-Italianate facades. One of a kind specialty shops, great restaurants, boardwalk, and unique events. This attraction has a heritage Canada designation. It is open year round. Info: (902) 429-0530.
HMCS Sackville 1675 Water Street A WWII convoy escort corvette, which has been restored as a floating naval memorial to the courage and sacrifice of all that served in Canada's navy. Info: (902) 429-2132.
Bluenose II Either at the wharf of the Maritime Museum in Halifax or at her birth at the Fisheries Museum in Lunenburg, visit the replica of the original Bluenose which is depicted on the Canadian dime. Info: 1-800-763-1963.
Casino Nova Scotia 1983 Upper Water Street You'll find entertainment, dining and gaming at the Casino Nova Scotia . Open year-round, 24 hours a day. Info: (902) 425-7777.
Discovery Centre 1593 Barrington Street This hands-on science and technology centre brings out the child in us all. Info: (902) 492-4422.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax Changing exhibits displays Atlantic Canada's nautical and marine history. Info: (902) 424-7490
Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer Street Discover the natural wonders of Nova Scotia at the Museum of Natural History . Displays include geology, botany, mammals, birds and marine life, archeology, and Mi'kmaq quilt work. Info: (902) 424-7353.
Pier 21 National Historic Site 1055 Marginal Rd. This historic site is the last remaining immigration shed in Canada. Over one million immigrants began their lives in Canada between 1928 and 1971. This site now houses artifacts and interactive multi-media technology displays to preserve this heritage. Info: (902) 425-7770.
Eastern Passage A restored 200 year old fishing village offering visitors a peek into the past. Crafts, gifts, extensive boardwalk, charter boats, deep sea fishing, and whale watching.
Shearwater Aviation Museum The Shearwater Aviation Museum chronicles the history of maritime aviation history from 1918. Info: (902) 460-1083.
Lawrencetown Beach This is one of several beaches along the eastern shore. This provincial park offers safe waters with life guards on duty, changing facilities, toilets and a canteen. Lawrencetown Beach is a wonderful place to enjoy the ocean.
Sackville & Area
Uniacke Estate Museum Park Experience a grand country mansion and its parkland. Built in 1815 by Attorney General Richard John Uniake, an Irishman who made his fortune here, the house is filled with original family furnishings. Excellent walking trails amongst unspoiled Nova Scotia woodlands. Well worth a visit. Info: (902) 866-0032.
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic The museum is on the Lunenburg waterfront. Exhibits, displays, and activities associated with the inshore and offshore fisheries. Visit the boat shop or spend a bit of time hooking a mat or quilting, in the Life in Fishing Communities exhibit. Info: (902) 634-4794 http://museum.gov.ns.ca/fma
Grand Pré National Historic Site This is the site of the church and cemetery of the 17th century Acadian village that became the scenic setting for Longfellow's narrative poem Evangeline. It commemorates the Minas Basin and Deportation. Sweeping gardens, memorial church with paintings, stained glass, exhibits. Info: (902) 542-3631 http://www.grand-pre.com
The Lookoff Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Annapolis Valley and Minus Basin from 600 feet above the floor of the Valley.
The Fundy Tides The highest tides in the world. The tides here are enhanced by the bay's funnel-like shape. As water surges into the bay it is forced to rise higher from 3 meters at the mouth to 16 meters in the upper reaches.
Halifax - Allow 30 minutes to the heart of downtown Halifax.
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Historic Properties, Bluenose II, Casino Nova Scotia, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Pier 21 National Historic Site, and so much more!
Peggy's Cove - Allow 35 minutes
Village of Peggy's Cove, Swiss Air Memorial
Dartmouth/Eastern Shore - Allow 15 Minutes (More for Beaches)
Downtown Dartmouth, Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, Fishermen's Cove, Shearwater Aviation Museum, Quaker House, Lawrencetown Beach
Lunenburg/Mahone Bay - Allow 1 hour
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Bluenose II, Blue Rocks, Mahone Bay
The Fundy Shore - Allow 45 minutes
Grand-Pré National Historic Site, The Lookoff, Fundy Tides