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Destination: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Local Info and Resources:

  • History – Local Partner 1 Tour guide and historical perspective.
  • Nightlife – Local Partner 2 Private parties at local hotspots.
  • Food – Local Partner 3 Dining and reservations guide.
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Getting to know Halifax

Halifax was settled by the British in 1746 to gain access to the rich cod resources in the surrounding waters and control over Halifax’s harbor, which is the second largest ice-free harbor in the world. Halifax’s strategic location near the Canadian, North American and North Atlantic trade routes made it a center of international shipping and trade in the 18th century and again during WWII, when supplies were being sent to Europe.

Our All-inclusive Visit

We depart for our day exploring Halifax Our first visit is to picturesque Citadel, which was constructed in 1856 as an eight-pointed-star defense-structure to defend Halifax from invading forces. It is populated by the 87th Highlander regiment, who regularly perform re-enactments inside the square. The Halifax Museum of the Atlantic offers an exceptional glimpse into Nova Scotia’s maritime heritage, with an emphasis on small craft and the massive allied World War II convoys assembled in the inner Halifax harbour. On our way out of town, we drive past the Fairlawn Cemetery and hear the compelling story of how 100 of the RMS Titanic victims were recovered and buried in this city. We then we continue along the craggy shoreline for the 45 minutes drive to Peggy’s Cove, one of the loveliest maritime villages in Nova Scotia. Located in St. Margaret’s Bay, this active coastal village retains the character and flavor of an active residential community, with a vibrant fishing fleet, quaint multi-coloured homes and the iconic Peggy’s Cove lighthouse. Lunch will be taken in one of the local restaurants, after which there will be ample time to stroll through the community, explore the rocks surrounding the lighthouse and shop for typical Nova Scotia souvenirs in the local stores.

Destination: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Canada St Lawrence Halifax Skyline
Canada St Lawrence Halifax Memorial Park
Canada St Lawrence Halifax Harbor Boats
Canada St Lawrence Halifax Emigrant Statue
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Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Local Info and Resources:

  • History – Local Partner 1 Tour guide and historical perspective.
  • Nightlife – Local Partner 2 Private parties at local hotspots.
  • Food – Local Partner 3 Dining and reservations guide.

Getting to know Halifax

Halifax was settled by the British in 1746 to gain access to the rich cod resources in the surrounding waters and control over Halifax’s harbor, which is the second largest ice-free harbor in the world. Halifax’s strategic location near the Canadian, North American and North Atlantic trade routes made it a center of international shipping and trade in the 18th century and again during WWII, when supplies were being sent to Europe.

Our All-inclusive Visit

We depart for our day exploring Halifax Our first visit is to picturesque Citadel, which was constructed in 1856 as an eight-pointed-star defense-structure to defend Halifax from invading forces. It is populated by the 87th Highlander regiment, who regularly perform re-enactments inside the square. The Halifax Museum of the Atlantic offers an exceptional glimpse into Nova Scotia’s maritime heritage, with an emphasis on small craft and the massive allied World War II convoys assembled in the inner Halifax harbour. On our way out of town, we drive past the Fairlawn Cemetery and hear the compelling story of how 100 of the RMS Titanic victims were recovered and buried in this city. We then we continue along the craggy shoreline for the 45 minutes drive to Peggy’s Cove, one of the loveliest maritime villages in Nova Scotia. Located in St. Margaret’s Bay, this active coastal village retains the character and flavor of an active residential community, with a vibrant fishing fleet, quaint multi-coloured homes and the iconic Peggy’s Cove lighthouse. Lunch will be taken in one of the local restaurants, after which there will be ample time to stroll through the community, explore the rocks surrounding the lighthouse and shop for typical Nova Scotia souvenirs in the local stores.

More about Halifax…

In 1917, two ships carrying explosives collided in Halifax Harbor, causing the largest human-made explosion prior to the atomic bombs. Portions of Halifax were entirely wiped out by the blast and the resulting tsunami. Nevertheless, the city’s population grew as WWI brought the Royal Canadian Navy into the harbor.