The Westin Nova Scotian


1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 2P6, Canada   •  Weather:   

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History in Halifax - April 5, 2017

Every city has a story to tell and behind every door is a piece of history to unravel. The Westin Nova Scotian, being one of the first hotels in Halifax of its kind, is a big fan of the history to be explored in this city. 

Thankfully, an event was created four years ago that highlights the history Halifax, Nova Scotia has to offer. Doors Open Halifax, June 3rd – 4th, 2017, has united our city with one main attraction, historic curiosity. During this event you will have the opportunity to see buildings that you don't typically see on a regular tour, like the inside of the Old Town Clock at Citadel Hill National Historic Site, the Government House on Barrington Street or the Provincial Courthouse on Spring Garden. So far, there are 33 venues each with an incredible story for you to discover. 

Doors Open Halifax is working to give the public free access to buildings of historical, contemporary or architectural significance.  “Doors Open Halifax provides a unique opportunity for the public to explore their built environment. From heritage buildings to modern structures, Halifax is filled with interesting and historically significant places that tell the story of this great city.” The Hon. J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD Lieutenant Governor.

This is an event you won’t want to miss! And while you’re here, stay at the historic Westin Nova Scotian. The “Nova Scotian” originally opened its doors in 1930 and was owned by Canadian National Railways, which built landmark hotels all across Canada.

If you’re looking for more information the many venues you can explore at Doors Open, see and for more information on the history of Westin NS check out

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