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Things to do in Bay of Fundy

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.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Natural Historic Side constructed in 1749, designed to protect the city. Amazing views of Halifax Harbour. Reenactments and artifacts from the period showing what life was like back then. Every day the cannon goes off at noon.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Garden
“Victoria era gardens established in 1867. Located in the centre of Halifax near the popular Spring Garden Road shopping and restaurant district. In the summer months, they often have bands playing on Sunday afternoons.”
  • 92 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.”
  • 100 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This is the best restaurant in Halifax. Period. Food is local, service is great, decor is trendy. People line up early for Sunday brunch because it fills up at 10am. It is just 75m away.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Campground
“Experience the world's highest tides, pristine forests, deluxe campgrounds and a taste of Atlantic Canada culture. Several hiking trails, kayaking, restaurants, and much more. This is a must visit during a vacation in New Brunswick.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Museum
“Nestled on the Halifax Waterfront, this museum takes you through sea life and maritime history.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“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.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Nature
“Amazing place to visit - make a day of it and see it at high tide AND low tide!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Contemporary Italian food, in Bishop's Landing right on the Halifax waterfront. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Beach
“Hidden treasure! Ocean front with 3 white-sand beaches, boardwalks & hiking trail. Approximately 40 minute drive.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Located in downtown Halifax. Featuring an exhibition of Maud Lewis paintings and many other exhibits as well.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Playground
“"Surrounded by sparkling ocean, a working port, local artisans, seasonal vendors and year-round businesses, the Halifax waterfront boardwalk is a can’t-miss item on your visit to Halifax! There is truly nothing else like it in Canada, making it easy to see why the Halifax Waterfront is the number-one most-visited attraction in Nova Scotia." Take the ferry over to Dartmouth for $2.75 on the waterfront (ask for a transfer to get the boat or bus back)... You'll get a cheap boat ride and be able to see amazing view of Halifax. ”
  • 58 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.”
  • 57 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.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“"Nestled in Halifax’s North End, Agricola Street Brasserie elevates dining to an inspired culinary experience"”
  • 52 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“This is the best restaurant in Halifax. Period. Food is local, service is great, decor is trendy. People line up early for Sunday brunch because it fills up at 10am. It is just 75m away.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Contemporary Italian food, in Bishop's Landing right on the Halifax waterfront. ”
  • 65 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.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Nestled in Halifax’s North End, Agricola Street Brasserie elevates dining to an inspired culinary experience"”
  • 52 locals recommend
Brewery
“"A brewery run by three BFFs, Good Robot's home base is an incubator for good times. Both a cold beer store and slick-as-hell tap room, the north end hangout serves Robot brews, fellow locals and delish snacks both indoors and out—check out its sweet Gastroturf beer garden."”
  • 42 locals recommend
Café
“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
Coffee Shop
“Halifax's oldest coffee roaster. This family-owned Halifax icon may look a little rough around the edges, but they have consistently supplied the city with some of the best roasted and brewed coffee. An excellent spot to chill (if you can get a seat) or just grab a pound of beans, or a cup of your favourite coffee choice.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Internationally inspired menu with local ingredients, craft cocktails, beer, cider & happy hour.”
  • 36 locals recommend

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