Thursday, June 30
Then, we'll take a sightseeing drive around Halifax, including a visit to the 17th century fort, Citadel Hill, which looms 10 stories above downtown. Live interpreters strut around in kilts and bearskin hats while toodling on bagpipes, stopping to fire a cannon every day at noon.
The Old Town Clock Building (photo below) with its fanciful cupola perched on Citadel Hill has been displaying the time for the citizens of Halifax since 1803.
The Halifax waterfront has a bustling boardwalk with shops, restaurants, historic buildings and entertainment. Harbor cruises and the Dartmouth ferries leave from this area. A R/T Dartmouth ferry ticket with a return transfer good for 90 minutes costs only $2.25 CAD.
As the largest employer in the region, the Navy has a huge presence in Halifax, which is home to Maritime Forces Atlantic HQ and the navy's East Coast Fleet.