- 2.5-hour Halifax sightseeing tour by coach
- See top attractions such as the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, the Halifax Public Gardens and Province House
- Visit Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where 121 victims of the RMS Titanic are buried
- Learn about Halifax's sights and maritime history from a knowledgeable guide
- Choose a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule
What You Can Expect
History buffs and fans of the film Titanic alike will find interest at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where 121 victims of the tragic shipwreck are buried, and a marker for ‘J Dawson’ stands. Learn about those who died during the Halifax Explosion of 1917, who also rest here.
Make a photo stop at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, perched on a hill in the center of the city. This fort is a symbol of Halifax’s role as one of the British Empire’s major naval stations, and spans a grassy park in the shape of an eight-point star.
Enjoy the oasis of the Halifax Public Gardens, modeled after a Victorian-era garden, dotted with linden and elm trees, as well as exotic and semitropical flowers. Admire wrought-iron gates, a bandstand and fountains.
Swing by the national historic site of Province House, a Palladian-style, three-story sandstone building built in 1819 as the seat of government for Nova Scotia. Learn the story behind the construction of the Old Town Clock, and drive by St Paul’s Church, the city’s oldest building dating back to 1749. Other sights include the Spring Garden Road area, City Hall and Grand Parade.
Along the waterfront, admire the Victorian-Italianate façades of the Historic Properties, warehouses dating back to the late 1700s. Your tour concludes back at the maritime museum.
Please note: This tour is seasonal and only operates from June through October.
The tour was great. It covered all the important parts of the city. We later walked to see some of the highlights that were pointed out by our tour director. The tour director did a great job. He really knew the history of Halifrax and all of it's points of interests. I would recommend this tour as a starting point for exploring Halifax on foot.