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Halifax City Hall Tours and Activities

Halifax City Hall
Halifax City Hall stands at the north end of the city’s historical Grand Parade, which dates back to when Halifax was founded in 1749. The building itself was constructed between 1887 and 1890, and it’s now one of the oldest public buildings in Nova Scotia. It’s also a National Historic Site of Canada.

Using a combination of sandstone and granite, the building’s architecture stands out from other nearby buildings. The defining feature, a seven-story clock tower, adds another connection to local history. While the south facing is set to the current time, the north-facing clock rests on 9:04 to commemorate the devastating 1917 Halifax Explosion. On December 6, 1917, the French cargo ship SS Mont-Blanc was loaded with wartime explosives when it collided with a Norwegian vessel in Halifax Harbour. When fire ignited the explosive cargo, it created what was then the largest man-made explosion in history and completely destroyed the Richmond District of the city.

Practical Info

Halifax City Hall fronts Duke Street, between Barrington and Argyle. It is open daily, during business hours, except for weekends and holidays. 
Address: 1841 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Hours: Monday-Friday
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3 Tours and Activities to Experience Halifax City Hall

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Halifax Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Halifax Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Are you planning a visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia? Our Tourist Scavenger Hunt will take you from the public gardens to Halifax Harbor and its museums, by way of the Citadel! You will have to solve challenges at every stop along the way to discover your next destination. At each step, you will learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you.
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  • 2 to 3 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.37
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$36.37
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Halifax Churches and Graveyards GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Halifax Churches and Graveyards GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play! On this 5 km tour, as well as the churches, gardens and graveyards, you'll explore the many tourist attractions, historical buildings, artwork and statues that make up this must-see section of the city. Highlights include Victoria Park, the Old Burying Ground, St. Mary's Basilica, the Halifax Citadel, the Old Town Clock and more! Don't just see Halifax, hear what it has to say! The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. See your score as you go! Getting started is easy, just book the tour, download the app and go. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour too.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$4.98
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$4.98

Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

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This tour is about Halifax's Remarkable History including Titanic and Halifax Explosion Sites and the Stories and Miracles of these Two Historic Tragedies. Van and Full Size SUV are equipped with a microphone to the speaker system and the Van has a large tablet mounted to roof to show Guests Videos and Photos to enhance your Tour experience so you have a Memorable, Unique Tour of Historic Halifax
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.30
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$108.30
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Halifax City Hall hours of operation?
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Halifax City Hall hours of operation: Monday-Friday. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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