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Halifax City Guide

Halifax is the bigoted basic of Nova Scotia and additionally serves as the centre of business for the accomplished of Atlantic Canada. It is sited adverse its accompanying burghal of Dartmouth, beyond the Bedford Basin, on the second-largest accustomed harbour in the apple (the better is Sydney, Australia), and has continued been an important amphibian centre. Halifax Harbour extends for 10 afar (16km) and is home to North America's oldest yacht club, Northwest Arm. Two assessment bridges amount the harbour and a commuter bear connects Halifax and Dartmouth.

Halifax was founded in 1749 by the British in an accomplishment to strengthen their attendance in the North Atlantic, and the burghal retains its British aggressive air. Abounding celebrated bean and copse barrio accept been preserved, decidedly in its adequate beach breadth that has become a above day-tripper attraction, alms shopping, nightlife, ball and restaurants.

Halifax is the cultural hub of Nova Scotia and for the Atlantic ambit as a whole. It has a cardinal of art galleries, museums, theatres, and added ball facilities, and is home to the Nova Scotia Symphony, and abounding cultural festivals like the Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Shakespeare By the Sea, The Halifax International Busker Festival, Greekfest, and the Atlantic Film Festival. Visitors can acquisition out added about the city's ability from its chargeless another arts account magazine, The Coast. The burghal additionally offers a ambit of action sites like beaches, parks, and walking trails, and some 'living history' adventures like the battlefront of the apex day gun at the Halifax Citadel and the alive locks of the Shubenacadie Canal.