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Alexander Keith's Brewery Tour - One of the top attractions in downtown Halifax is this comprehensive tour. A pale ale has been made and bottled here since 1820 and it has been a city landmark for as long. The tour ends with tastings at the Stag's Head Tavern.

Harbourside Market - Everyone heads to this wonderful Halifax institution with it's fanastic location on the waterfront. The maket is chock full of quaint shops stocking local foods, fish, cafes and restaurants. For a taste of everything their is a lovely big food court.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic - Located at the waterfront of Halifax and depicting the history of seafaring and fishing that is still the most vital industry in the country. In the Summer you can board the research vessel CSS Acadia. The harbour has an interesting history and it's well worth a half day to explore.

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site - Located downtown on Citadel Hill and a very popular visitor attraction. The Army Museum on site takes one back to Army life in the Victorian era. This is an interesting and well thought out museum that will fascinte kids as well as old soldiers.

Outdoors

Halifax Public Gardens - Long established gardens that are exquisitely landscaped. Complete with winding paths, Victorian bandstand and lovely shady trees. Nice and relaxing on a summers day or watch the pond frozen over winter.

McNabs Island - Located at the mouth of Halifax harbour and accessed from the harbour. This is 400 hectares of natural beauty. Trails run through pristine wilderness, beaches and forestedc areas. The locals are very proud of their Island and you are advised not to drop rubbish.

Fisherman's Cove - This is a traditional fishing village in the Eastern Passage of Nova Scotia. The village has a wonderful preserved atmosphere and a walk down the Boardwalk will take you back in time. Lined with quaint craft shops, cafes and restaurants. Serving some of the best and freshest sea food around.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park - The country has many beautiful natural areas for cross country skiing in winter and hiking in Summer. This park like many enjoys great views, wildlife and plenty of good old fresh air.

Moving around

Car - The tourist office is well organised and they have marked out routes of different areas. Cars can be hired from most centres. Bus - The country is well connected by regular bus services. The cheapest way to travel and mostly in comfort. Plane - There are a few companies running regular services around the whole of Nova Scotia. The expensive and quickest option. Ferry - Ferries plough the islands and the coast on a regular basis and are economical.

National festival and holidays

Canada Day - July 1st, The day that Canada was born is celebrated with firework displays, parades, eating, drinking and plenty of live concerts.

Nova Scotia International Tattoo - The first week in July is celebrated with the Scottish tradition of bagpipes and military parades. This is to display the heritage of the region.

Labor Day - The 1st Monday in September is an important holiday, when the summer is unofficially said goodbye to. A sad occasion for sun worshippers.

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