Halifax

I always enjoying coming ashore in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The city has the good fortune to be both a sizable metropolitan area and the gateway to a beautiful region.

Halifax boasts lots of attractions for tourists and, of course, that warm Nova Scotian hospitality. In Halifax, you’ll find culture and traditions brought here from the British Isles. In the city center, you’ll also  find lots of beautiful parks. Be sure to take time to stop and smell the roses.

Halifax features crafts and traditions straight from the British Isles.

Halifax also has lots of museums and I enjoy the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 at the Halifax Seaport.

As a cruise passenger you will appreciate just how easy it is to step off the ship and into the Halifax Seaport with its shops, bars and restaurants and attractions.

Step off the ship and into a brewery for some fine, hand-crafted ales.

Near Halifax, you can learn more about Acadian Maple products. 85 percent of the world’s maple supply comes from Eastern Canada.

Halifax is the final resting place for 150 victims of the Titanic. Following the ship’s tragic sinking, Halifax staged a remarkable recovery effort that  is illustrated at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Halifax is the final resting place for 150 victims of the Titanic tragedy.

I also visited Lunenburg, which was designated a (UNESCO) World Heritage Site in 1995 for its unique architecture.

My next stop was the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, where I got to experience what it was like to be a soldier for a day as a member of the 78th Highlander Scottish Regiment.

Playing Soldier for a Day at the Halifax Citadel.

Not far from Halifax is picturesque Peggy’s Cove, which has one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world.

We heard bagpipes playing at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse.

Nothing beats a sailing adventure and you can do that right from the Halifax waterfront. You’ll see the beauty of the city from a different perspective, and you’ll learn a lot about the history of Halifax.

In Atlantic Canada, this is Ralph Grizzle reporting from  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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