The vibrant city of Halifax lies on a peninsula that stretches alongside the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. It is the capital city of Nova Scotia and is regarded as one of the world’s best natural harbours. The city also takes pride in its rich maritime history. Today, Halifax has grown to be the economic and cultural nerve-centre of Eastern Canada. Besides admiring the waterfront, there is a host of activities that travellers can engage in while they are there.
The city is accessible through the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, which is located 35km to the north. There are direct flights to and from Toronto, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Calgary and Boston, among others. The history of the city can be traced back to the 19th and early 20th centuries, when it was the gateway for European immigration to Canada. However, the native inhabitants of the area, the Mi’kmaq, had been living in the area for hundreds of years before. The modern city of Halifax came into existence in 1749, when the British established a military outpost there. The undulating hills of this coastal city rise up to the Halifax Citadel, which is a star-shaped fortress that provides a breathtaking view of the city’s coastline.