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Halifax


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Point Pleasant in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Halifax Regional Municipality is an urban area on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia Canada. The area is sometimes known as "HRM", or simply "Halifax", although the latter is actually technically incorrect. The population in 2006 was 372,679.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada: with New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Inc Staff Fodor s Travel Publications
Released: 2016-05-24
Paperback (336 pages)

Fodor s Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada: with New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland (Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.



Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada highlights the best Canada’s easternmost provinces have to offer:  Price Edward Island’s Green Gables sites, Nova Scotia’s breathtaking Cabot Trail, New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy, Newfoundland’s spectacular parks, and the rich Celtic and Acadian culture. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from whale-watching to lobster feasts to the traditional music sessions that are all signs of the region’s unique maritime and cultural history.



This travel guide includes:

· Dozens of maps

· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks

· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada

· Multiple itineraries for each province

· Major sights such as Cabot Trail, River Valley Scenic Drive, Central Coast Drive, Gros Morne National Park, Kejimkujik National Park, Fortress of Louisbourg and Highland Village Museum

· Coverage of: Nova Scotia, Halifax, Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Avalon Peninsula

Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada: with New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2014-05-20
Paperback (328 pages)

Fodor s Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada: with New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland (Travel Guide)
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Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada, including rich Celtic and Acadian culture, gorgeous hikes, and rugged coastal beauty. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Halifax to the Bay of Fundy
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
USEFUL FEATURES on seafood, walking tours, and history
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
Maps and color photos to guide and inspire your trip

A Walking Tour of Halifax, Nova Scotia (Look Up, Canada!)

By Doug Gelbert

Released: 2016-11-29
Kindle Edition (48 pages)

A Walking Tour of Halifax, Nova Scotia (Look Up, Canada!)
 
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There is no better way to see Canada than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are preparing for a road trip or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a downloadable walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each walking tour describes historical and architectural landmarks and provides pictures to help out when those pesky street addresses are missing. Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on North American streets.

There was northing organic about the creation of Halifax. On June 21, 1749 Edward Corwallis sailed into Halifax Harbour with 1,176 settlers and their families. Their arrival was a direct violation of the British treaty with the Mi’kmaq in 1726. Within a few months the native raids began as the British were busy fortifying the area.
In short order the new Halifax residents were embroiled in the Seven Years War with France and the new settlement - and capital - became the headquarters of the Royal Navy’s North American Station. The base was the launching pad for the Siege of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island that led to the submission of the French in Atlantic Canada, a much-needed refuge for General William Howe during the American Revolution and the primary staging grounds for the Royal Navy during the War of 1812.
Halifax’s war-filled days wound down after the Royal Navy transferred operations to Bermuda in 1818. The town eventually settled into the business of trade and finance. Samuel Cunard, who was born here in 1787, launched one of the world’s most successful steamship lines from the Halifax docks. Two of Canada’s most powerful banks took their first deposits in Halifax.
After Confederation Halifax did not prosper as anticipated as the leadign city of the new Atlantic Canada. In the following half-century the population rose only from about 60,000 British to 80,000 Canadians. With the arrival of World War I, however, Halifax moved to the forefront of Maritime cities. Halifax was the point of departure for most Canadian troops and the city’s infrastructure was modernised.
On December 6, 1917, however, a French cargo ship called the SS Mont-Blanc, laden with high explosives, rammed the SS Imo flying a Norwegian flag, in the Halifax Harbour. Even though the Mont-Blanc was moving only two kilometres per hour the collision caused a fire which detonated the French ship’s deadly cargo. The Halifax Explosion - some say the larrgest man-made explosion before World War II - claimed some 2,000 lives and left another 9,000 injured. Blocks in the city’s North End lay in ruins.
Halifax set about rebuilding and in the century since has not been shy about sacrificing old build- ings for new in the process. But there are still plenty of pockets of heritage buildings in downtown Halifax Regional Municipality (the City of Halifax, the City of Dartmouth and the Town of Bed- ford amalgamated in 1996) and we will begin our explorations to find them from a spot that har- kens back to a martial past...

Halifax: A Colour Guidebook

By Stephen Poole

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Halifax: A Colour Guidebook
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Halifax, Nova Scotia's capital city, is known for its rich history. This guide is organized into walking tours of the city which point out hundreds of attractions including heritage buildings, shopping districts, the Victorian South End and the historic waterfront. A special section covers nearby popular spots such as Peggy's Cove. 300 color photos.

Halifax: Discovering Its Heritage (Formac Illustrated History)

By Stephen Poole

Formac
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Halifax: Discovering Its Heritage (Formac Illustrated History)
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Halifax offers 250 years of history to discover. This book introduces the city's rich past with extensive and attractive colour photography and a brief but informative accompanying text.


A vibrant waterfront, handsome eighteenth-century public buildings, a unique Citadel fortress overlooking the harbour, an eclectic array of churches and tree-lined Victorian neighbourhoods all contribute to Halifax's appeal. Combining photographs of Halifax today with informative text, this volume covers the area from Point Pleasant Park to the historic sites of Dartmouth and Bedford.


Halifax: Discovering its Heritage is a great souvenir for visitors who enjoy the city and its colourful past.

Halifax DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: City Notebook for Halifax, Nova Scotia (Curate Canada! Travel Canada!)

By Younghusband Canadian City Notebooks

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Halifax DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: City Notebook for Halifax, Nova Scotia (Curate Canada! Travel Canada!)
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This is a cool and quirky city notebook designed to inspire listmakers and curators to create their own city guide and city biography in list form and journal the heck out of their time in the city. It's a do it (all) yourself notebook for independent travelers and thinkers!

"Halifax is an outlandishly super and thrilling place, eh! So, why not create your own city guide and keep a travel journal to help make your time there unforgettable, fun, and organized?" — Cormac Younghusband

HALIFAX DIY CITY GUIDE AND TRAVEL JOURNAL: CITY NOTEBOOK FOR HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA is a city notebook purpose built for travelers, urban explorers and city locals alike! This notebook is a journal and do-it-yourself city guide that helps you keep all your important information about Halifax organized and ready for when you need it and where you need it.

Use the pages of this CANADIAN CITY NOTEBOOK to document your adventures, experiences, thoughts, and memories. Have fun making lists of all the highlights and lowlights Halifax has to offer. This is the perfect place to journal your time in Halifax! This is the perfect place to DO-IT-YOURSELF and write down and organize everything you find fascinating about the city - which is why it's your diy city guide and journal.

DIY CITY GUIDE: Inside you will find creative DO-IT-YOURSELF sections like: Getting Started; City Confidential; City Folks; Places to Stay; See & Explore; Eat, Drink & Be Merry; Shopping; Sport, Health and Fitness; Entertaining Stuff To Do; Blacklist Must Miss; Special Lists; City Journal; Rating & Embetterment; and, Notes : Sketches : Maps. The notebook provides the city guide pages. You fill 'em up with your city info!

TRAVEL JOURNAL: When you are ready to document your adventures in Halifax, you will find fifty journal pages where you can record key details about the day, weather, locations visited, what happened, thoughts on what happened, notes, and the highlight of the day.

Make your time in Halifax more fun, more organized, more productive and more creative with your trusty new sidekick: Halifax DIY City Guide and Travel Journal!

"Aldous Huxley said 'For every traveler who has any taste of his own, the only useful guidebook will be the one which he himself has written.'" To help with that, I created a line of DO-IT-YOURSELF City Guides and Travel Journals where YOU WRITE YOUR OWN city guide and JOURNAL all of your city adventures. ENJOY!" — Cormac Younghusband

THERE ARE 100 CITIES IN THE YOUNGHUSBAND CANADIAN CITY NOTEBOOK COLLECTION! CURATE CANADA! TRAVEL CANADA!

"Find a place in Canada you haven't been, and go there. Keep on trucking, my friends!" - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

Hand Drawn Halifax: Portraits of the city's buildings, landmarks, neighbourhoods and residents

By Emma FitzGerald

Formac
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Hand Drawn Halifax: Portraits of the city s buildings, landmarks, neighbourhoods and residents
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Emma FitzGerald sketches Halifax and its residents vividly, in colour. She effortlessly catches moments in the life of the city. While she draws, she keeps notes on what she sees -- and what people say to her. She has an ear, as well as an eye.


In this sketchbook readers will find spots they didn't even know existed and hear stories they never imagined. Emma overhears conversations in the bookstore, notices prom night in the Public Gardens, learns the recipe for McNabs famous Island lemonade, checks out Ashtray Rock, and finds out where the real fishermen live. The personality and character of the city and its people shine through in the brightly illustrated pages.



 
 
 

 
 
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