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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Great place to walk around and sight-see. Walk the water's edge or follow the trails to the forested interior and view some of the remaining artillery batteries on the property. This is a large park, approximately 75 hectares, and a good amount of parking. In the summer, Shakespeare by the Sea is held in the park, which is a live outdoor theater production.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Natural Historic Side constructed in 1749, designed to protect the city. Amazing views of Halifax Harbour. Reenactments and artifacts from the period showing what life was like back then. Every day the cannon goes off at noon.”
  • 119 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful English garden. Great place to wander around with a coffee from Uncommon Grounds.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Not to be missed if you are in town on a Saturday. Over 200 vendors offing food, crafts, art, jewelry and more.”
  • 97 locals recommend
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New American Restaurant
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“"One of the best and most popular restaurants in Halifax at the moment - reservations are not possible but it is worth the trouble for lunch, dinner or the extremely popular brunch on Saturday or Sunday. Closed Monday." ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Museum
“Nestled on the Halifax Waterfront, this museum takes you through sea life and maritime history.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Exclusive shopping located in one central location. Recently named one of the best malls in the country. Over 170 stores and services. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The Coast rated this one for best fine dining. An atmospheric italian eatery located on waterfront. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Playground
“Another must-see. Take a stroll along our beautiful waterfront. You will not be disappointed​.. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
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Art Gallery
“The Halifax Commons - Canada's oldest urban park is located near downtown Halifax and is home to the Emera Oval, sport fields, skateboard park, and more.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Pizzeria offering gourmet thin-crust New York style authentic Italian Pizza, Hot Hero Sandwiches & Cannoli for Dessert. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
History Museum
“Exhibits of natural sciences, artifacts, and culture including Mi’kmaq artifacts.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“"Nestled in Halifax’s North End, Agricola Street Brasserie elevates dining to an inspired culinary experience"”
  • 52 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“If you are going to explore downtown Dartmouth, start or end here. Great coffee and the BEST croissants! I highly recommend the chocolate, but you will also be tempted by the daily special. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Museum
“ Canada has been profoundly shaped by immigration. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 aims to inspire and enable Canadians to explore their relationships with those migrations. We envision opening that conversation on a national scale.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“That's MicMacMall across the lake! It's a 1.5k walk on the sidewalk across the street, turn left. Or a very quick drive. Also, at the bus stop across the street get on the 55 and it will take you direct to MicMacMall ... 3 minutes tops.”
  • 21 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“"One of the best and most popular restaurants in Halifax at the moment - reservations are not possible but it is worth the trouble for lunch, dinner or the extremely popular brunch on Saturday or Sunday. Closed Monday." ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“The Coast rated this one for best fine dining. An atmospheric italian eatery located on waterfront. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Pizzeria offering gourmet thin-crust New York style authentic Italian Pizza, Hot Hero Sandwiches & Cannoli for Dessert. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Nestled in Halifax’s North End, Agricola Street Brasserie elevates dining to an inspired culinary experience"”
  • 52 locals recommend
Café
“Lion is the booze bar, bright is the barista bar, and breakfast to late night it’s all a loft-like space where the hip and non-hip sip coffee, wine or craft beer, and devour everything from French toast to haddock tacos.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Brewery
“local craft brew a little further down Robie. yummy appy menu and theme nights. hipster fave & welcoming to all... the beer is truly exceptional.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Internationally inspired menu with local ingredients, craft cocktails, beer, cider & happy hour.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Best Vegan Restaurant rated by The Coast readers. "Vegan dishes made with locally sourced ingredients are showcased at this bright, contemporary cafe."”
  • 35 locals recommend

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