Three days in Halifax gives you enough time to enjoy the town itself—its history, heritage, and modern culture—but also experience some of the highlights of Nova Scotia, including Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, or the Annapolis Valley wine country.
Halifax Cruise Port
Port of Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia
How to get to Halifax
Cruises dock at the Seaport, where there is immediate access to the Metro Transit bus system, Halifax taxis, and limousines. A 10-minute walk will take you straight to the downtown area, where you can peruse local boutiques, visit museums like the Canadian Museum of Immigration, or simply snap photos of the city’s busy waterfront and boardwalk area.
One Day in Halifax
Fortunately, many of Halifax’s highlights are just a short distance from the city’s port. If you love history, visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration, or the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Visit Citadel Hill for some insight into Canada’s earliest years, or take in the view of the city from the tower.
Take your pick of shopping options along Spring Garden Road, and wander through the Public Gardens. When the sun sets, indulge in a lobster dinner and head out to the nearest pub for some live music and pints of Alexander Keith’s.
Of all the Atlantic Canadian cities, Halifax gets the most cruise traffic. More than 15 different cruise lines operate here, including Princess, Carnival, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Oceania, and more. All local businesses accept Canadian currency only, and English is most widely spoken (although French is Canada’s other official language).