A mix of old and new, crafted stone and gleaming glass, reveals part of Halifax's secret: a love of tradition with respect for modernity. It's a place with that small-town feel, yet big-city appeal. A compact, walkable downtown, filled with historical remnants, including a fort complete with firing of the noon-day cannon by handsome young men in spiffy red military jackets and kilts. The boardwalk surrounds the second largest natural harbour in the world. Shop at the oldest Farmer's Market in North America and indulge in delicious fare at one of the many restaurants, including the freshest seafood imaginable. Head out to one of the famed pubs for a mug of cold, clear pale ale or glass of wine and fantastic live music. Let's not forget the year-long lineup of festivals, including the 4th largest Pride Festival in Canada. For more information about Halifax and great travel packages, visit www.rainbowhalifax.com.
Halifax likes to boast that it has more pubs per capita than any other city in Canada. That says something about the city’s capacity to party. So whether you are visiting Halifax for the annual Pride festival – this year it runs July 20-29 – or just to take in the sights, be prepared to have a good time....