Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia, Canada. This modern city has a large population on the Halifax Harbour, but there are still many sandy beaches and sights to be found within driving distance. 

Here are a few things to do in Halifax to help you plan your itinerary.

Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse–Peggy’s Cove lighthouse stands prominently over the waters of St. Margaret’s Bay. This lighthouse was built in 1868 to protect the ships during the height of the fishery season. The city’s inhabitants still fish for lobster. You’ll discover that the community has retained much of its rustic charm.

Granville Mall–Granville Mall is a portion of the street in downtown Halifax that is not open to traffic. Various stores and restaurants line its sides. The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design also has its home here. You may have spotted the Mall in several films, as Halifax has been disguised as many American cities.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic–This museum is located in the downtown harbor. It’s the oldest maritime museum in Canada and has over 30,000 artifacts. Here is where you’ll find a permanent exhibit on the sinking of the Titanic. There is a good collection of Titanic artifacts here too, including deck chairs.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia–This is the official art gallery of the province, and is connected to another in Yarmouth. This is the biggest art museum in Atlantic Canada. It has over 17,000 works of art, many by notable artists from around the world. The museum has a large collection of works by photographer Annie Leibovitz, including that famous picture of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

If you’re searching for things to do in Halifax, you won’t be disappointed. There is plenty for the entire family to enjoy.