In a Nutshell
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The heart of “The Maritimes” (islands in Eastern Canada), Halifax was a key location for military defense against the US.
Parks. Halifax had some great little parks throughout the city – flowers, statues, streams, ponds, fountains, animals, etc.
Citadel. The Citadel is an old fortress in the middle of Halifax. It was built to protect Halifax against the U.S. It costs about $12 per person and parking is $3 for the day [which is a good price for the whole day and the location is great so if you plan on walking around afterwards, it can’t be beat].
Titanic Memorial. The Titanic sunk not too far off from Halifax so there is a cemetery close to town with a lot of graves of people that died from the Titanic crash.
I’ve heard how great Halifax was from just about everyone I talked to that has been there. “Street Minstrels [called buskers], cobblestone streets, great sights… very European” is what I’ve been told from a number of friends and family… However, I didn’t see this at all when I was there. I did not think it was a particularly pretty city and I think it’s only a certain time of year when the buskers perform…