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Halifax, Nova Scotia
This week I’m taking you to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and five reasons why Halifax and Nova Scotia should be on your bucket list. Any of my readers here or on Facebook know that Halifax, Nova Scotia is home, and I’m a big advocate of why it is such a fab travel destination. Welcome to week 284 (06/30/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday, and Happy Canada Day! I arrive in Halifax on August 1st, which is Halifax Natal Day! Okay, so here’s why I think you should visit my city and my province. If you’re in town during the first three weeks in August, give me a shout!
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1. Canadian Museum of Immigration (Pier 21)
It served as an immigration shed between 1928 and 1971. If your family emigrated to Canada from Europe during those years, they would have been processed through Pier 21. The pier also has the dubious distinction of being the location from where our Canadian troops went off to fight in both world wars.
2. Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
Our boardwalk billed as one of the longest waterfront promenades in the world, is easy to spend a day or two wandering around. You’ll find everything from museums, restaurants, sailing vessels, local shops and a casino; something for everyone! Believe me; there is nothing prettier on a blue sky sunny day. Here’s a view of our beautiful ice-free harbor, and historic George’s Island, from the boardwalk.
The last time that I was on the boardwalk the world’s largest solar-powered vessel, the Turanor PlanetSolar, was docked. I wrote about that here.
Take a break from the waterfront, and head towards the citadel (obviously away from the water). Take a left on Barrington Street, and walk about 7 minutes. On your right is the Old Burial Ground and on your left is the residence of Nova Scotia’ Lieutenant Governor. Guided tours offered during July and August. (schedule)
You can read my previous post about the Old Burial Ground here.
Billed as the longest shopping street east of St. Catherine’s Street in Montreal, you’ll find gorgeous architecture, and lovely shops and restaurants. Walk about 10 minutes, and you come to the historic Public Gardens and number five on this list! Going through my photos, I realize that I don’t have any good shots of Spring Garden Road. I will have to rectify that in August. However, I am anxious to see if the iconic Bud the Spud is still serving up the city’s best French fries!
One of the oldest Victorian styled gardens in North America, they are pride and joy of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Visit during the summer months, and you can take in a free concert at the bandstand on Sunday afternoons.
I haven’t even scratched the surface of what you can see and do in my fair city, and there is still the entire province. Come back next week, and I will show you more. I hope this little tour has whetted your appetite and that you’ll be walking our historic tree-lined streets very soon! Halifax, Nova Scotia in August, here I come!
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