Halifax, as the capital of Nova Scotia, is one of Canada’s most regal cities. Sitting on the east coast, facing the North Atlantic Ocean, its view is that of one of the largest natural harbours in the world – a significant seaport – and is the largest urban area of the Atlantic provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Prince Edward Island). A great place for a family, a couple, or those living the single life.
Living in Halifax is perfect for both urbanites, and lovers of nature. With a rocky coast line, beaches, bird watching, hiking, bore rafting and surfing, as well as a booming night life, theatres, galleries, museums, shopping, and symphony’s your family will all find something they can enjoy!
Activities and Events in Halifax:
* RBC multicultural festival – full of live music, dance, and cuisines from different cultures
* Epic Dartmouth triathlon
* Tall Ships Festival – The city is the official finish line for a sale boat race from Savannah, Georgia to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Parade of Sails is the highlight of these week long festivities, when the ships unfurl their sails, and sail up and down the harbour.
* The TD Jazz Festival – full of great music and shows from free to $35.
* The Seaport boardwalk is vibrant and alive, full of great pubs, culture, history and views.
Some Quick Hali-Facts:
* Founded in 1794, the city which was incorporated in 1841, and merged in 1996 with neighbouring communities, is now known as the Halifax Regional Municipality.
* Halifax’s population is that of just over 390,000 people and encompasses an area of 5,490.28 km².
* The airport is the Halifax Stanfield International
* Citadel Hill (Fort George) is one of Canada’s National Historic Sites
* The Port of Halifax is deep and ice free, making it North America’s gateway port
Within close proximity of the city, there is also other destinations spots of Nova Scotia, such as Lunenburg, Peggy’s Cove, and the Bay of Fundy.
Living in Halifax will without a doubt be a great experience for you and your family, whether you stay forever, or you just stay for a while!
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