It’s certainly true that in Halifax, whoever you are, it won’t take long for a stranger to strike up a conversation. CN Traveler readers recently voted Halifax as one of the friendliest cities in the world! There’s just something about Maritimes’ hospitality that really stands out, and don’t be surprised if you make a few new friends on your visit.
2.WE’RE THE PERFECT SIZE
Halifax knows how to achieve the perfect balance of big city flare and small town charm. Our downtown in a hub of culture, food, sports, and business, but head up to the South or the North end and suddenly it’s like you’re in a different city. Not to mention, we’re easy to navigate because there aren’t a thousand different neighborhoods
3.WE’RE A UNIVERSITY TOWN
Halifax boasts 5 large universities in the city alone, so there is no shortage of young people, which means the city is always alive. It makes Halifax feel safer, and if you’re a student as well, you can basically guarantee that you will recognize at least three people when you go for a stroll around.
4.WE LIVE ON THE OCEAN
Salty air, ocean breeze, the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. Halifax is also home to North America’s largest waterfront boardwalk. Really, what more explanation do you need?
5.WE’RE SURROUNDED BY INCREDIBLE NATURAL LANDSCAPES
Need a break from the city? No problem. Head to the Public Gardens, Point Pleasant Park, or a little bit further out out of town to the picturesque, UNESCO site of Peggy‘s Cove.
6.THERE‘S A GREAT MUSIC SCENE
No matter what you’re in the mood for, it’s easy to get your groove on in Halifax! With the most bars per square foot in Canada, there’s no shortage of nightlife options.