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Stroll through tree-lined paths in Downtown Halifax at Point Pleasant Park

Downtown Halifax
1 hour
Free
All Year

About This Experience

One of the most popular places for a stroll in Halifax has to be Point Pleasant Park!

This 75-hectare park is home to towering trees, 39 km of winding footpaths, historical monuments, and great views of the Halifax Harbour and the North West Arm.

The park also features a supervised beach for swimming, off-leash dog walking areas, and summer performances of Shakespeare by the Sea.


Did you know: The City of Halifax rents the land on which Point Pleasant Park is situated from the British Government for 1 shilling a year, – that’s about 10 cents – on a 999-year lease.

What to Bring

Walking shoes

What is Provided

Public restrooms
39km of easy, criss-crossing trails
Preserved ruins of early fortifications

Things you should know

AccessibilityMuch of the park is wheelchair accessible.
Daily Availability:Sunday - Saturday
Hours5 AM-12 AM (midnight)
DogsThe majority of Point Pleasant Park is an off-leash park. Watch for signs of on-leash areas.
Weekend Bike AccessCyclists are permitted to ride on designated trails during Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Facilities Onsite facilities include: washrooms, picnic shelters, benches, picnic tables, parking lot and boardwalk
Restrictions

No open fires, including charcoal BBQs. No camping. Do not remove or damage flowers or trees. No vehicles permitted unless you get a pass issued by the park office.

Free
Downtown Halifax
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