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Things to Do in Halifax

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Halifax and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Halifax activities? We have 15 tour ideas.


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Beer & Brewery Tours

Small Group Local Libations Tour

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 124.31


This full day tour encompasses a little bit of everything from award-winning wine, hand-crafted beer, flavorful spirits and liqueurs as well as delicious cider. You'll visit a charming winery, a small micro-brewery, a distillery and a cider house - all while being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Annapolis Valley. Tour includes lunch either at a winery or at a micro-brewery.

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Cultural Tours

Keji Southern Lakes Canoe Trip

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 476.52


Escape to Kejimkujik's real solitude— in the southern lakes! Some of the national park's finest campsites are tucked away amongst these hinterland lakes, where it's entirely common to not see another paddler for the entire canoe trip. Sandy beaches and warm summertime swimming will relax you while slow sunsets and June fireflies create the backdrop for lifelong memories.

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Day Cruises

Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 55 minutes
Priced From: USD 35.36


Get a snapshot of Halifax's classic sights in an unconventional way — on a 1-hour Harbour Hopper tour. You'll travel on both land and water aboard a renovated amphibious Vietnam War vehicle. Drive by St Paul's Cathedral, Citadel Hill and the Victorian beauty of Halifax Public Gardens, and then splash into Halifax Harbour for great views of the waterfront. Your knowledgeable driver and marine pilot livens up the... Read More

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Day Cruises

Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 32.32


Experience the unforgettable delight of cruising on Halifax Harbour in classic style and comfort on the Tall Ship Silva, a 130' schooner. Departing from the heart of downtown Halifax, set sail into the beautiful harbour where you will have a mariner's view of Halifax's biggest attractions including the Harbour Bridge, the Fort George, McNab's Island, Point Pleasant Park and Historic Properties. You will discover... Read More

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Dinner Cruises

Halifax Dinner Cruise

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 75.75


Cast off into Halifax Harbour on this dinner cruise aboard a Mississippi-style sternwheeler. Glimpse top attractions along the Northwest Arm of the harbor, including the lovely wooded landscapes of Point Pleasant Park and the Dingle, while you dine on a gourmet buffet prepared with fresh produce and the catch of the day. Admire Halifax's waterfront while listening to light but engaging commentary on the points of interest.... Read More

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Food Tours

Small Group Sparkling Wine and Ciders Tour with Wood-Fired Pizza Lunch

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 124.31


<strong><em>Nova Scotia is quickly becoming known for its sparkling wines and have won critical acclaim and awards around the world for them. New for 2018, this special tour celebrates our fantastic sparkling wines and you'll learn all about the hands-on production of these wines. The... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Peggy’s Cove and Halifax Tour with Lobster Roll Lunch

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 116.02


Visit the famous fishing village and lighthouse of Peggy's Cove, enjoy a tasty lobster roll lunch overlooking a pretty inlet, and learn about the history in and around Halifax that other tours just can't offer!

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Small-Group Morning Kayak Tour and Breakfast in Halifax

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 75.41


Jump-start your day with a 4-hour kayaking adventure in Halifax! Enjoy an invigorating morning paddle, followed by a delicious rooftop breakfast at Seaport Market, which overlooks the Halifax harbourfront and Georges Island.

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Multi-day Tours

7-day Puffin Tour from Halifax to Moncton

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 7 days
Priced From: USD 1101.39


Breathe in the fresh Atlantic air, listen to the waves crash on the rugged coastline and feel the sand between your toes – you must be in the Maritimes! You'll be sure to see plenty of seabirds such as herons, gannets and kingfishers and the (less adorable but very majestic) bald eagle. If that isn't enough seabirds/life for you then take a whale watching cruise to see humpbacks, minke and more, plus adorable seals! New... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

10-Day Newfoundland and Maritime Tour from Halifax to Moncton

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 10 days
Priced From: USD 1698.07


Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick are provinces with stunning scenery, captivating coastlines, treasured traditions and wonderful wildlife that will take your breath away! On this 10-day tour, hike to the summit of the incredible Gros Morne Mountain, explore the beaches and trails of... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

Nova Scotia South Shore Getaway

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 512.26


Overnight in the Oak Island area and learn of the treasure hunters that have ventured to Nova Scotia for hundreds of years. En route, enjoy breakfast in Peggy's Cove and visit both Lunenburg &amp; Mahone Bay. This getaway to Nova Scotia's south shore will give you a taste of Maritime culture, history and hospitality.

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Multi-day Tours

Best of Prince Edward Island

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 1103.15


The red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island await!  Canada's smallest province is a quaint place of natural beauty and rich history, so sit back and enjoy the ride along Prince Edward Island's scenic coast.

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Multi-day Tours

Cape Breton Island

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 972.10


Discover the island that's been ranked as the most beautiful by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Cape Breton Island truly offers a world of wondrous sightseeing opportunities that include the famous Cabot Trail.

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Multi-day Tours

Taste of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 1190.35


Overnight in the Oak Island area and learn of the treasure hunters that have ventured to Nova Scotia for hundreds of years before heading to Prince Edward Island for a two-night stay. The red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Canada's smallest province awaits!

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Small-Group Annapolis Valley Wine and Food Tour from Halifax

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 132.60


While in Halifax, take a day trip to Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia's premier wine and food destination whose beautiful scenery will delight you. Visit three wineries for vineyard tours and wine tastings before enjoying a gourmet lunch. Then, head to Tangled Garden to sample unique jams, mustards... Read More

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