Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Halifax is delightful! It is a small city which has retained its charm despite modernizing with the times. Shipping and fishing have long been its specialties, and they are still important industries. However, with greater mobility for the masses in the 21st Century, Halifax has embraced tourism and has become a major destination in Eastern Canada. Be sure to include Halifax in your Maritime Canada travel plans for at least the following reasons:
1. The Citadel overlooks the city center and provides a highly visible landmark for travelers.
2. Take a break from your pleasant walking tour of Halifax with a stroll through the lovely Halifax Public Garden.
3. The most popular excursion from Halifax is a drive along the “Lighthouse Route” which curves along the eastern coastline of Nova Scotia.