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Views of the Halifax Region That You Need to Experience

With hundreds of kilometers of ocean coastline, the Halifax region has some of the most beautiful views in Nova Scotia. Here is a list of 6 scenic views in and around Halifax that you need to experience.

Downtown Halifax

Citadel Hill

Considered one of the most visited National Historic Sites in Canada, Citadel Hill overlooks the city of Halifax and its vast harbour.

Peggy's Cove Coastal Region

York Redoubt National Historic Site

York Redoubt National Historic Site is located off Purcell’s Cove Road, and is a part of the Halifax Defence Complex. Sitting high on a bluff overlooking the entrance to the Halifax Harbour and McNabs Island, this is a site not to be missed. Relax, walk a furry friend and watch the ships and sailboats in the harbour.

Downtown Halifax

Halifax Waterfront

The Halifax waterfront is one of the most popular destinations for locals and tourists alike. Not only does it have a great view, but there is also the opportunity to mingle, enjoy local entertainment and seafood at the many restaurants and seaside snack shacks.

Dartmouth-Cole Harbour

Fisherman's Cove

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Fisherman’s Cove is a 19th century restored fishing village with brightly-coloured gift shops, restaurants and a seaside boardwalk. It’s full of east coast charm, scenic ocean views and is the gateway to Lawlor’s and McNab’s Islands. Stroll the boardwalk on a sunny day or a fog-filled evening for an unforgettable view.

Eastern Shore

Martinique Beach

Martinique Beach is the longest white sand beach in Nova Scotia, perfect for beach-combing, walking and frolicking in the ocean. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy many of your favorite outdoor activities while taking in the beautiful seaside backdrop. Martinique is a protected area for the Piping Plover and a wildlife sanctuary to waterfowls, making it an extra-special spot.

Peggy's Cove Coastal Region

Peggy's Cove

Peggy’s Cove is one of the most popular destinations in the Halifax region. Its classic red-and-white lighthouse marks the eastern entrance of St. Margaret’s Bay. The lighthouse is officially known as the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse and today it is still operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. Peggy’s Cove and her lighthouse have become iconic Canadian images with a view you won’t want to miss.