How is the night life in Halifax Canada

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax is not big, but it is certainly one of the most attractive cities in Canada. The capital Nova Scotia (350,000 Ew.) Is not only the economic and cultural center of this province, but also of the whole Atlantic region of Canada. Above all, however - as a view over the 25 km long, second largest natural harbor in the world with its many merchant and warships shows - it is a port city that lives by and with the sea, a port city that works hard on weekdays, but which does so on Friday - and knows how to party on Saturday evening. So, quite unusual for North America, there is a lively nightlife in the city center. Last but not least, it is the five universities that attract students from all the Atlantic provinces and give the city a youthful image.

The city can be proud of its age and historical sights. The English chose the ice-free, strategically located bay as a base as early as 1749. They founded a first fort on the steep hill above the harbor. Over the decades, it became a defiant citadel, under whose protection a rich trading city flourished. And even if a shot was never fired from the fortress, Halifax's military importance lasted until this century: from here the convoys of ships to England left during the two world wars.

The Grand Parade is the center of downtown and business life; a small park, flanked by the town hall and St. Paul's Church, the oldest Anglican church in Canada, built in 1750. From there it is two streets down the slope on Prince Street to the Province House from 1818, the parliamentary seat of Nova Scotia and one of the particularly beautiful Georgian buildings in North America. Immediately behind it begins the Harbor Front, the lovingly restored harbor district along Lower Water Street, where ships for harbor tours also leave. The old piers and warehouses of the privateers, the king's pirates, have been revitalized with boutiques, restaurants and cafes. The Historic Properties complex at the foot of Duke Street is particularly successful. A ferry crosses Halifax Harbor to Dartmouth, Halifax's sister city on the east bank of the bay.

The Halifax Citadel, built between 1828 and 1856 and dominating the city center, is now a military museum, and the Town Clock is Halifax's landmark. Daily 9 am-7pm, until 6pm in summer, entry $ 6, winter $ 3.75

The "Buskers Festival" takes place regularly in summer. Street performers, cabaret artists, jugglers, painters, showmen, artists, weirdos, actors and an enthusiastic audience gather around the Harbourfront and the "Historic Buildings". There is something going on here at any time of the day. The atmosphere is characterized by hot dog stands and "Labatts Blue", balloons and laughing children, music and lots of people and the nearby sea and the high society yachts lying right in front of the hustle and bustle. With a cool Keeth's and a portion of fish & chips on one of the cozy terraces of the many pubs and restaurants here on the harbor front, you can relax and watch the colorful mess.

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