Ready to make great memories in a historic Canadian city? Halifax, Nova Scotia is the place to be. With a buzzing culinary scene accented by fabulous bars and live music, Halifax offers a wonderful destination for romantic or family getaways. Discover waterside relaxation with a cozy, conveniently-located IHG® Halifax, Nova Scotia hotel. Book today and plan your trip to explore all that Halifax has to offer.
Things to See
Get your recommended steps in and walk it out on the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk. This approximately 2.5 mile (4 kilometer) stretches 10 city blocks, with tops at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 to the Casino Nova Scotia. Perfect for lunch, drinks, ice cream, and shopping, the boardwalk is a favorite for locals and tourists alike. For those interested in the history of the Titanic, check out a Titanic Historical Tour, which includes a stop to the beautiful Fairview Lawn Cemetery, the burial grounds for some of first victims of the tragic sunken ship of 1912. For those interested in this type of history, the Old Burying Ground downtown is an amazing peek into the past. See the beauty of Halifax at parks such as the Halifax Public Gardens and Point Pleasant Park.
Hotels in Halifax
IHG offers accessibility to many well-known Halifax attractions, from the airport to museums like the Art Gallery of Scotia and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Enjoy numerous amenities that make your stay feel like a home away from home whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, including high-speed Internet, enjoyable breakfast, pet-friendly availability, heated pools, and various new renovations.
Where to Stay
When visiting Halifax, the best way to choose where to stay is to examine your needs. If you’re travelling for business, you may want to stay close to the airport or the BMO Centre, IBM Innovation Centre, and the World Trade & Convention Centre. You may also choose to stay close to Historic Downtown Halifax to see all of the most exciting attractions.
How to Get to Halifax
Air, land, or sea, Halifax is quite simple to navigate to. Just 30 minutes from downtown, the Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is a convenient option if you choose to fly. By car, the Trans-Canada Highway leads to Nova Scotia from New Brunswick as well as connecting Canada to the United States. While Halifax is an amazing destination for many reasons, parking is not a strong suit. For this reason, it’s best to discover the ins and outs of Halifax on foot or arrive at your desired destination outside of peak hours to find a parking spot. Another option is the Metro Transit system around downtown and surrounding areas, or the ferry between Halifax and Dartmouth.
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