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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.

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!”
  • 116 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
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
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.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Museum
“nestled on the Halifax Waterfront, this museum takes you through sea life and maritime history.”
  • 60 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Italian Restaurant
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“Contemporary Italian food, in Bishop's Landing right on the Halifax waterfront. ”
  • 61 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
  • 2 Experiences
Art Gallery
“located in downtown Halifax. Featuring an exhibition of Maud Lewis paintings and many other exhibits as well.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Establishment
“The largest professional theatre company in Atlantic Canada. Wide variety of live plays in downtown Halifax.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Love the cocktails. Love the mushroom bao. Don’t question it. Just order it. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Library
“A community hub and great place to explore on a rainy day. Or any day for that matter. Enjoy a cup of coffee from local cafe, Pavia, on the roof top patio.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Library
“Public Library in the heart of Halifax. Built in 2014, has become highly popular gathering place which also includes cafes, and auditorium and community rooms. Well worth the visit to browse around and relax.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Downtown Halifax right on the historic waterfront. Live music most often featuring Acadian East Coast music. This pub offers great food as well. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Café
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“A great place to visit on a rainy day. Geared for children, but usually quite fun for adults as well.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Medical Center
“Spring garden is a main hub for the busses. You can take one for almost everywhere in the city. I would recommend using google transit to find correct routes.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“The top part is the sea horse, which is live music, beer, and a pool table. The bottom is the marquee which is DJ's, and also beer.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Café
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“This is one of the best bakeries in Halifax and is steps from the flat. They sell out everyday - get there early. In addition to amazing pastries and breads, they offer fantastic lunch options. ”
  • 31 locals recommend