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5 Great Places to Take a Selfie in Halifax


Whether you’re travelling or in your own backyard, we can all appreciate the importance of a great background for a selfie. Luckily, if you’re in Halifax you’ve got plenty of places to choose from.

Here’s a round-up of five of the best places to take a selfie in Halifax:

1. With a 78th Highlander at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

It’s like the traditional photo with the Buckingham Palace guards, except in Nova Scotia and with 100% more tartan.

2. Enjoying a plate of fresh seafood and a local beer

When in Rome, right? Whether you get your seafood from The Five Fisherman, Shuck Raw Bar, the Waterfront Warehouse, or any place in between, trust me when I tell you that you’re going to want to snap a pic. I know it might feel impossible to wait even an extra minute before digging into your oysters, lobster, mussels and crab, but the jealousy this photo will provoke from your friends and family will be well worth the wait!

3. In front of a mural

You can expect to find art around almost every corner in downtown Halifax. Take the self-guided downtown art tour to see the city's stunning murals and capture the perfect colour-popping selfie!

4. Alongside the Peggy’s Cove lighthouse

This perfect-selfie location is just outside of the city, but so worth the trip. Visit the small fishing village, or get a photo with the lighthouse itself, just make sure you stay away from those slippery black rocks!

5. In front of a thick wall of fog

Halifax can get some great weather, but it can often feel the most authentically Halifax when there’s a thick layer of fog surrounding the city.  Some of the best locations to surround yourself in the mist are up on Citadel Hill, or even better – on the waterfront. Your friends and family will wonder what kind of dream world you’ve landed in.

Originally published 2016, updated 2021.