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Major Attractions

Major Attractions (Family Fun Halifax)Check out our list of Halifax’s main attractions: those special places that make Halifax unique and your first stop when friends and family are visiting from out of town.

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Atlantic Splash Adventure

Atlantic Splash Adventure (formerly Atlantic Playland) is fun for the whole family. Make a splash in the waterslides and bumper boats – perfect on a hot summer’s day! Take a ride on “Big Ellie” the Atlantic Splash Adventure Ferris Wheel or spin back in time on the 30-horse Antique Carousel.
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Peggy's Cove
Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s Cove is one of Nova Scotia’s premiere destinations. Its historic lighthouse, charming fishing village and remarkable landscape make for a breathtaking trip, just a short distance from Halifax. Peggy’s Cove: Address: 178 Peggy’s Point Road, Peggy’s Cove, N.S. Website: www.novascotia.com    

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Cole Harbour Farm Heritage Museum

The Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Farm Museum is a community museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting Cole Harbour’s agricultural past, and to developing understanding of plants, animals and farming today.  It’s a great place to bring the kids for an afternoon play, with all kinds of interesting nooks and crannies
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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. The Gallery houses the Province’s art collection and offers a range of exhibitions and programming. As one of the premier arts institutions in Canada, the Gallery is responsible for acquiring, preserving, and exhibiting works of art
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Fisherman's Cove (Family Fun Halifax)
Fisherman’s Cove – Eastern Passage

A slice of Nova Scotia past, Fisherman’s Cove is both frozen in time and constantly evolving. This great historical spot brings together classic Nova Scotia architecture, shops and food along with fun for the family including ice cream stands, a great visitor’s center and a sweet loop along the boardwalk
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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Learn about the experiences of immigrants as they arrived in Canada, and the vital role of immigration to Canada.  The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 has two large galleries full of fascinating, interactive activities to help visitors understand the role of immigration as it shapes Canada’s identity. Canadian
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Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame

The Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame is an interactive, free, fun experience for people of all ages including a theatre, sports simulations and more. Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame: Address: 1800 Argyle St., Halifax, N.S. Website: nsshf.com  

C.S.S. Acadia

Tour the historic C.S.S. Acadia as part of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. C.S.S. Acadia: Address: 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax Website: maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca

Fairview Lawn Cemetery – Titanic Attraction

Halifax is full of Titanic lore and sites. One of the favorites is Fairview Lawn Cemetery where victims of the Titanic disaster are buried. A fascinating stop on any historic tour of Halifax and Nova Scotia. Fairview Lawn Cemetery: Address: Windsor Street and Conaught Avenue, Halifax Website: www.titanic.memorial

Halifax Town Clock
Old Town Clock

The Old Town Clock, as it is now known, was installed in October 1803. It has since become one of the city’s most beloved and familiar landmarks. Nestled in the protective shadow of the Halifax Citadel, it has seen some alterations over the years and was largely reconstructed by Parks
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