Things to Do in Halifax
One of North America's most beautiful and historic cities, Halifax offers numerous must-see Halifax attractions and events.
Want to learn more about all that our province has to offer? Find and experience the best-kept secrets near our hotel with a collection of local experiences curated especially for Westin guests: Westin Finds from AFAR.
Rich in maritime history, Halifax is home to many historical museums as well as art galleries and more. Some of the most popular museums include:
- Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 - Four-minute walk | 350m / 0.2mi
- Maritime Museum of the Atlantic - 13-minute walk | 1.0km / 0.6mi
- Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - 15-minute walk | 1.2km / 0.7mi
Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
Two-minute walk | 130m / 0.1mi
Stroll along the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and enjoy scenic views of the harbour. Many popular museums line the path as well as casinos, breweries, farmers markets, ships and much more.
16-minute walk | 1.2km / 0.7mi
Indulge in a night at the theatre during your stay in Halifax. Neptune Theatre is home to Canada's first year-round theatre troupe and hosts top-notch musicals and stage performances throughout the year.
Six-minute drive | 1.6km / 1mi
Catch events all year long at the Scotiabank Centre, Halifax's largest arena. Experience the thrill of a hockey match at a home game of the Hamilton Mooseheads. Concerts and other sporting events are also on the calendar at the Scotiabank Centre.
Nine-minute drive | 2.4km / 1.5mi
First fortified in 1749, Fort George on Citadel Hill is a National Historic Site of Canada. Immerse yourself in history as you explore the fort and witness live reenactments, presentations, and special events throughout the year. Don't miss the daily ceremonial firing of the noon gun.
Our downtown Halifax hotel is also conveniently located near the many celebrated festivals that our city is famous for. Check our calendar for events happening during your next visit.