If you’re new to Halifax, you’ll discover a vibrant and refreshing culture, balancing small town charm with big city experience. With institutions of higher learning, thriving local businesses, and a rich arts and music scene, Halifax is bursting with intellectual and creative energy. This lively attitude is complemented by the warmth of a community where baristas learn your ‘regular’ by heart, and you’ll often run into friends on the street.
Walk to the water’s edge from the King’s quad in less than ten minutes, stroll along the famous waterfront boardwalk, or find yourself on a beach in 30 minutes by car.
Student-run galleries, Halifax pop explosion, busker festival and strong folk music culture, mainstream and independent theatres.
There’s nothing quite like the energy at a Halifax Mooseheads home game. Be prepared for the passion and pride of the Halifax fans.
From fishing villages, to forest trails, to hidden lakes, Nova Scotia is yours to explore. The area surrounding Halifax is filled with bays, coves and craggy cliffs just waiting to be discovered.
Stroll to cafés and restaurants paces away from headstones dating back to the 1700s. Try step dancing to traditional music, then go see a favourite band in a town famous for its music scene and night-time venues.
Halifax’s North End is for dreamers, DIYers and night owls. The traditional row houses and secret urban gardens merge with up-and-coming restaurants to create a place where culture, diversity and creativity thrive. Both strange and familiar, its impossible not to feel like you belong.