Halifax is located on the East Coast of Canada on the Atlantic Ocean.




97.23 km²



Average Annual Temperature

7.5 °C

Summary of Halifax

Halifax, formally known as the Halifax Regional Municipality, is the capital and largest municipality of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It had a population of 403,131 in 2016, with 316,701 in the urban area centred on Halifax Harbour. As of July 2020, Statistics Canada estimated the population of the CMA at 448,544. The regional municipality consists of four former municipalities that were amalgamated in 1996: Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and Halifax County.

Halifax is a major economic centre in Atlantic Canada, with a large concentration of government services and private sector companies. Major employers and economic generators include the Department of National Defence, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Saint Mary's University, the Halifax Shipyard, various levels of government, and the Port of Halifax. Agriculture, fishing, mining, forestry, and natural gas extraction are major resource industries found in the rural areas of the municipality.

I was in a store in Halifax, Nova Scotia that I love, sort of like an environmental friendly sort of store. But they had a great book section. So I went in there all the time. The woman who worked there - which I feel so bad; I've forgotten her name - she handed me the book and she said, "Hey, you should read this. I think it would make a good movie." I remember reading the back of it and I was like, "Huh." Then I just devoured the book and I was so moved by it and said, "Why don't we start developing this into a film?" So that's how it ['Into the Forest'] all started.
Ellen Page. Canadian actor and producer.
Halifax Ranked
  • Friendliest Cities
    one of the friendliest cities in the world by luxury and lifestyle
  • Clean and Friendly
    Halifax, Nova Scotia is known for its clean downtown streets and friendly people in the world
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre ≈ 1,423.80 CAD
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre ≈ 1,012.15 CAD
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre ≈ 2,290.91 CAD
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre ≈ 1,622.29
  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre ≈ 4,617.48 CAD
  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ≈ 3,058.22 CAD
  • internet ≈ 60 CAD
  • Electricity used for lighting ≈ 24 CAD
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter) ≈ 2.33 CAD
  • Rice (white), (1kg) ≈ 5.17 CAD
  • Eggs (regular) (12) ≈ 3.68 CAD
  • Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) ≈ 18.73 CAD
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) ≈ 4.73 CAD
  • Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) ≈ 17.00 CAD
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) ≈ 2.75 CAD
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ≈ 82.50 CAD
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) ≈ 1.71 CAD
  • Gasoline (1 liter) ≈ 1.14 CAD
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult ≈ 56.46 CAD
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ≈ 20.75 CAD
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat ≈ 15.00 CAD
  • Dalhousie University ≈ $18,187.9
  • Saint Mary's University ≈ $12,284 - $16,751
  • University of King's College ≈ $7,746.34
Cost of Living Per Month ( 2 persons)
  • Housing
    Rent Apartment and Hydro : $1,490.88
  • Internet
    Internet : $60.00
  • Phone
    Phone with interet : $48.00
  • Transportation
    Transportation : $82.50
  • Groceries
    Groceries and household items : $326.92
  • Entertainment
    Entertainment and dining out : $130.00
  • Health
    Health and fitness : $56.46
  • Extras
    haircuts, clothes,broken phone screen and so on. : $125.00
  • Total

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, which was built in 1856, stands above the city's downtown. It never actually saw battle but is an excellent example of a 19th-century British fort. In the summer, interpreters wear red British uniforms, and interact with visitors to show what life was like here for the 78th Highlanders and the 3rd Brigade Royal Artillery and their families. Kids love Citadel Adventures, where they can try using the drums, march in a drill, and spy on the enemy. After dark, tours relate some of the Citadel's several ghost legends.
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Halifax Harbourfront

Much of the downtown waterfront in Halifax has a boardwalk along its length, where heritage vessels, small sail boats, tugs, and ferries come and go. The "Historic Properties" area has been refurbished as an attractive pedestrian precinct of 19th-century stone warehouses and old wharf buildings, now serving as bright shops, artists' studios, and restaurants with terraces overlooking the harbor. The streets are closed to normal traffic. The square between two warehouses has been roofed over to make an equally attractive mall. During the day there are boats to tour, shops to browse, and restaurants serving fresh seafood; on a summer night the harbor becomes a romantic place to stroll, with outdoor cafes and lively maritime music in the air.
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Pier 21 National Historic Site

In the years from 1928 to 1971, when it served as the immigration shed, Pier 21 saw more than one million immigrants enter Canada. The interpretive center has exhibits that explore the immigration experience, from the homeland departure to being assimilated in a new country. Interactive exhibits engage all ages in the personal stories of immigrants from all over the world, as they left their homes and arrived to make new lives in Canada. Children can dress in period clothes, imagine crossing the Atlantic inside a replica ship's cabin, and sit in a railcar that carried immigrants to new homes in the west. From the windows there are good views out to the lighthouse on Georges Island.
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Peggy's Cove

Peggy's Cove is a delightful little bay on the rugged Atlantic coast, 43 kilometers southwest of Halifax. Colorful houses perch on the granite rocks along a narrow inlet, washed by crashing surf. Even on a calm sunny day, the waters here are dangerous, and subject to rogue waves. So pay attention to the signs, and stay off the wet rocks.
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1. Halifax is Very Friendly

Haligonians are such a welcoming bunch, so much so that Halifax has been ranked one of the friendliest cities in the world by luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler and believe me when I say it’s true. When the majority of people you run into on a daily basis are friendly, courteous and happy, we call that “a clue.” If Halifax, Nova Scotia were a crappy place to live, would everyone be so nice and friendly all the time? It takes a bit of getting used to at first, but you’ll soon come to love it and when you travel outside of Nova Scotia, you’ll realise just how special the people in it are.

3. Young people are everywhere!

Given the awesome night life scene and the volume of students living here, Halifax’s population is full of young people in their 20’s forming exciting creative and entrepreneurial communities all throughout the city.

2. Halifax Traffic is Pretty Mild

Halifax traffic is by no means utopian, but compared to Montreal, Ottawa, or any other mid sized City our traffic situation is pretty mild. If you ask a Halifax resident (who has lived here their entire life and doesn’t travel much) about Halifax traffic, they’ll probably say it sucks. But they lack perspective. Sure, it’s not perfect, but we’re a decent size city with a growing population.

4. We’re right on the ocean

Everywhere you go in the Halifax, whether you’re downtown or on campus, you can catch a glimpse of giant cruise ships coming into the harbour, or sailboats floating along the arm.

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