7 Interesting and Fun Facts About Halifax

Credit: Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Patric Rojo

1. Halifax is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia and is the largest municipality on the Eastern Seaboard of Canada
2. Halifax’s Point Pleasant Park does not actually belong to Canada! Nova Scotia rents the property on which the park is located from the British Government in England for the princely sum of 10c (1 shilling) per year.

Point Pleasant Park in winter
Credit: Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Sean McMullen

3. The Halifax Transit Ferry is the oldest of its kind in North America
4. Halifax has one of the world’s longest downtown boardwalks

Boardwalk on Halifax waterfront
Credit: Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Acorn Art & Photography

5. Halifax was home to Canada’s first covered ice skating rink, which was located in the Halifax Public Gardens.
6. The Lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove is one of the most-photographed lighthouses in the world.
7. Finally, Halifax’s location on the extreme east coast means that the city is located closer to Ireland than it is to Canada’s most westerly city of Victoria in British Colombia.

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