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About Halifax, Nova Scotia


  • Halifax is both the capital city and the largest city in Nova Scotia.
  • Her motto is "E Mari Merces" which means "From the Sea, Wealth".
  • Halifax's geo coordinates are 44°51′N (latitude) 63°10′W (longitude).
  • Halifax was established 1749 and amalgamated into the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) in 1996 by combining the communities of Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Halifax County.
  • In 2001, the population of the HRM was 359,111.
  • 40% of Nova Scotia's population lives in Halifax.
  • Halifax is situated on the Atlantic coast and depends heavily on her port for industry.
  • Almost a third of the population is directly/indirectly involved in the military.
  • Halifax enjoys a temperate, maritime climate.
  • Halifax has a well-educated population and boasts numerous post-secondary educational institutions.
  • Being the largest urban centre in Atlantic Canada, Halifax enjoys a rich cultural life, complete with museums, art gallery, theatre, museums and even film-making.

Halifax Real Estate


Over the past few years, Halifax experienced a boom in real estate. Property values, taxes and sale prices and construction all increased, yet Halifax real estate remains affordable compared with other cities in Canada. The city of Halifax is very historic, thus many of its houses are architectural gems. There's a comfortable and charming blend of Edwardian, Victorian, Neo-Gothic, Neo-Classical and modern architectural styles on the peninsula, with the oldest properties being located in the downtown core and South End of the city. Land is in short supply on the peninsula itself and that has driven prices up. If you're looking for more affordable housing, you might want to investigate the many outlying neighbourhoods of Halifax.


Halifax Links


  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: Contains information relating to exhibits, education, collections, along with the gift shop and cafe.
  • CBC Halifax: Provides online news, information and entertainment for Nova Scotia.
  • CFB Halifax Officers' Mess: This is comprised of two facilities, the Wardroom located in CFB Stadacona and the Royal Artillery Park Officers' Mess, Halifax.
  • Chronicle-Herald Newspaper: Online version of this provincial newspaper. Includes local and national news, classified, vital statistics, special reports and photo galleries.
  • Dalhousie University: A large university offering a wide array of both undergrad degrees and graduate studies programs. Their site offers information for prospective students, along with a list of degree programs.
  • Dalplex: Part of the Dalhousie University campus, this facility offers programs such as aquatics, fitness and leisure, rock climbing, after school programs, along with Intramural sports and the Dal Tigers athletics.
  • Destination Halifax: Visitor information for both the convention and leisure traveler.
  • Empire 17 Cinemas Bayers Lake: Movie schedules for Bayer's Lake multiplex. Includes IMAX theatre show times.
  • Grafton Street Dinner Theatre: Dinner theatre which includes comedy and music.
  • Halifax Chamber of Commerce: The largest amongst mid-sized Canadian cities and considered the leading chamber in North America. As the voice of business in HRM, the Chamber advocates on behalf of almost 2,000 members and the 90,000 men and women they employ.
  • Halifax Citadel: This well-preserved fortress, built by the British in 1856, is now run by Parks Canada and, as such, is open to the public.
  • Halifax Feast Dinner Theatre: Combines dining with theatre and song.
  • Halifax Info - Dining & Nightlife: A wide range of dining establishments, ranging from haute cuisine to Maritime pub food.
  • Halifax Info - Festivals & Events: A searchable list of concert performances, shows, festivals and celebrations taking place in Halifax during the next year.
  • Halifax Info - Getting Here: How to reach Halifax by air, sea, car or rail.
  • Halifax Info - Trails, Parks & Wilderness: A wide range of trails to explore ranging from footpaths to heritage trails to wilderness areas.
  • Halifax International Airport: Contains flight arrivals and departure times; a list of airport shops and services, and a history of the airport.
  • Halifax Military Family Resource Centre: The Centre offers programs and services that promote healthy living for all who share the unique experience of military life.
  • Halifax Mooseheads Hockey Club: Team roster, merchandise, calendar of games and more for this Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team.
  • Halifax Public Libraries: This comprehensive site allows you to search the online database of books available through the 14 branches, find a location nearest you, reserve a book online, ask a librarian a question, and much more.
  • Halifax Regional Municipality: This Website, run by the HRM, offers helpful information for residents and visitors alike. It also provides information pertaining to business and government organizations.
  • Halifax Regional Police: Includes services, resources, crime prevention, fraud alerts, youth outreach programs, and more.
  • Halifax Regional School Board: This is the official site for the Halifax Regional School Board which operates within the Halifax Regional Municipality, covering the whole of Halifax County on the East coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Halifax Regional Water Commission: This is the municipal water utility for the HRM. It provides potable water and fire protection to the urban core and operates small systems throughout the rural parts of HRM.
  • Halifax Trident: Newspaper of the Maritime Forces Atlantic.
  • IWK Children's Hospital: Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the IWK Health Centre provides quality care to children, youth, women and families in the three Maritime provinces and beyond.
  • Maritime Command Museum: Located at Canadian Forces Base Stadacona, this Admiralty house contains a library, archives, and a permanent collection of historical artifacts.
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic: This museum's mandate is to preserving Nova Scotia's marine heritage information. The site contains information pertaining to collections, hours of operation, gift shop items and bookings and rentals.
  • Halifax Metro Centre: A large multi-entertainment facility which plays host to sporting events such as Halifax Mooseheads hockey, concerts, trade shows and the International Tattoo, to name a few.
  • Mount St. Vincent University: A small university which offers degree programs with a personalized approach.
  • Neptune Theatre: Neptune Theatre creates, develops and produces live theatre. Neptune is also home to a conservatory-style Theatre School.
  • Nova Scotia Archives: Online databases of from such sources as libraries, marriage records, tax rolls, land petitions, along with vital statistics, genealogical research, virtual exhibits, and more.
  • Nova Scotia International Tattoo: An annual military and civilian show featuring acts such as marching bands from all over the world.
  • Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History: Contains information about exhibits and events, Nova Scotia nature and educational programs.
  • Pier 21: This national historic site served as the gateway to Canada for countless immigrants. They offer a resource centre, an exhibition hall and gift shop.
  • Queen Elizabeth Health Sciences Centre: Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the QEII is the largest adult academic health sciences centre in Atlantic Canada.
  • Rebecca Cohn Auditorium: Part of Dalhousie University's Arts Centre, the Cohn plays host to local, national and international talent.
  • Saint Mary's University: This 200 plus year old university offers academic programs along with continuing education. Check their site for course calendars and more.