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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Great place to walk around and sight-see. Walk the water's edge or follow the trails to the forested interior and view some of the remaining artillery batteries on the property. This is a large park, approximately 75 hectares, and a good amount of parking. In the summer, Shakespeare by the Sea is held in the park, which is a live outdoor theater production.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Historic Site
“oldest fort in North America, fought over by the British and French. worth a visit for the view and the living history. amazing place for a concert, but this doesn't happen very often!”
  • 115 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“over 250 local artisans and food vendors right on the Halifax Waterfront. A great way to spend a few hours, tasting local foods and viewing art and local treasures.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Garden
“formal Victorian gardens, largest in North America - wander through and forget you are in the middle of the city.... you are welcome!”
  • 86 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Exclusive shopping located in one central location. Recently named one of the best malls in the country. Over 170 stores and services. Approximately 15 minute drive into the city.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Museum
“nestled on the Halifax Waterfront, this museum takes you through sea life and maritime history.”
  • 60 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This is a gem of a restaurant. Food is local, seasonal and prepared to perfection. The cocktails and wine selection are wonderful. The best staff - friendly and kind. This is a neighbourhood gem.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Contemporary Italian food, in Bishop's Landing right on the Halifax waterfront. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Playground
“Less than thirty minutes drive. Visit Peir 21 immigration museum. Tasty beaver tales and poutine at one of the Waterfront Stalls our restaurants”
  • 53 locals recommend
History Museum
“exhibits of natural sciences, artifacts, and culture including Mi’kmaq artifacts.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Featured on the Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here". Nestled in the district known as the Hydrostone, with a few little shops and other restaurants.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“located in downtown Halifax. Featuring an exhibition of Maud Lewis paintings and many other exhibits as well.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Museum
“Small, but with an excellent staff who are excellent at helping people with an interest in the history of Immigration in Canada. Nearby Farmers market, and access to the boardwalk along the harbor this is a fantastic destination”
  • 38 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“If you are going to explore downtown Dartmouth, start or end here. Great coffee and the BEST croissants! I highly recommend the chocolate, but you will also be tempted by the daily special. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“That's MicMacMall across the lake! It's a 1.5k walk on the sidewalk across the street, turn left. Or a very quick drive. Also, at the bus stop across the street get on the 55 and it will take you direct to MicMacMall ... 3 minutes tops.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This place falls under the food and cocktail scene. Only a 2 minute walk around the block.”
  • 50 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“This is a gem of a restaurant. Food is local, seasonal and prepared to perfection. The cocktails and wine selection are wonderful. The best staff - friendly and kind. This is a neighbourhood gem.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Contemporary Italian food, in Bishop's Landing right on the Halifax waterfront. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Featured on the Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here". Nestled in the district known as the Hydrostone, with a few little shops and other restaurants.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place falls under the food and cocktail scene. Only a 2 minute walk around the block.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Cafe
“Lion is the booze bar, bright is the barista bar, and breakfast to late night it’s all a loft-like space where the hip and non-hip sip coffee, wine or craft beer, and devour everything from French toast to haddock tacos.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Brewery
“local craft brew a little further down Robie. yummy appy menu and theme nights. hipster fave & welcoming to all... the beer is truly exceptional.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love the cocktails. Love the mushroom bao. Don’t question it. Just order it. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“totally a local favourite - the best roaster in the city. the coffee is strong, the prices are good, and the vibe is cool (but don't expect to find a table).”
  • 47 locals recommend

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