Halifax, an Atlantic Ocean port in eastern Canada, is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. A major business center, it’s also known for its maritime history. The city’s dominated by the hilltop Citadel, a star-shaped fort completed in the 1850’s. Waterfront warehouses known as the Historic Properties recall Halifax’s days as a trading hub for privateers, notably during the War of 1812.
We were short on time so we took the city tour to get a grasp on the area. The biggest attraction is the Citadel.
It was interesting to hear about how many “supposedly” attacks they had which freaked them out to build this fort. The fort was constructed but the funny part is that they have NEVER been attacked – talk about paranoid!
They still have guards.
Citadel Hill is a hill that is a National Historic Site in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Four fortifications have been constructed on Citadel Hill since 1749, and were referred to as Fort George—but only the third fort was officially named Fort George.
On our land/water tour we got to see the city landscape.
We then explored an area called Peggy’s Cove that we had heard a lot about. It was a must see. Peggy’s Cove is a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay in Nova Scotia’s Halifax Regional Municipality, which is the site of Peggys Point Lighthouse. It also is the crash site of Swissair flight 111 which crashed and killed 229 people on September 2, 1998.
We were interested in the small town of Lunenburg. Lunenburg is a port town on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. Founded in 1753. We found the architecture interesting.
Time to head south and cross back over the border… next stop Bangor ME.