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Halifax OVERVIEW
Halifax is a little city with a lot of heart. Some 400,000 people call Halifax home, but it maintains a small-town feel, thanks to the friendliness of the locals and the ease of navigating the city. As the biggest city in the Maritimes (and the capital of Nova Scotia), Halifax lacks nothing. This city has fine dining, lots of shopping, stellar nightlife and plenty of attractions to keep every age of tourist entertained—and it's an attractive city to boot. Halifax has a rich history, and walking along the harbour front (right downtown) you’ll see buildings that have been around since the 18th century nestled amongst hip urban coffee shops. From the historic Halifax Citadel, you can see much of the city, and get a feel for how much charm and beauty there is packed into a relatively low surface area. You’ll also get a feel for how green the area is—there are lots of parks, beaches and trails to explore. The population is eclectic: With seven degree-granting institutions in the ...See More city, there are throngs of students and young artists and designers who come to study at NSCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design), then fall in love with the city and never leave. There’s a vibrant theatre scene and TV/movie industry — with the “Trailer Park Boys” being the city’s favorite sons — and a huge military population. You’ll meet all sorts in this fun-loving destination and likely clink a glass with them at one of the many pubs here. Halifax has more bars per capita than any other city in Canada. See Less
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