Don't miss the chance to snack on fried fish sandwiches from the wooden food stand near the Maritime Museum.Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory is another mainstay on the boardwalk at Bishop's Landing. , a candy shop that sells prepackaged treats, as well as the store's own brand of chocolates, candy bars with interesting flavor combinations, and other confections like trail mix and chocolate-covered blueberries.to p.m., Tuesday extended to 8 p.m.) Titanic Gravesites: After the Titanic sank, survivors still needed to get to their destinations, so they were brought to Halifax, the closest major seaport with access to a rail system.
(The fact that Halifax is easy to include on short four- or five-day Canadian itineraries is also a draw.) Annually, Halifax hosts more than 130 ship visits between early May and late October from lines that include Carnival, Celebrity, Crystal, Cunard, Holland America, Norwegian, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Seabourn.
Halifax's picturesque waterfront is easy to explore on foot.
Even if you're not in the mood to shop, stroll the boardwalk that zigzags along the harbor, lined with shops, restaurants and attractions.
Historic Properties at Privateers Wharf is located directly on the boardwalk and is made up of a collection of boutiques, impulse eateries and pubs housed in 10 wood and stone buildings dating back to the early 1800s.
A film version of a stage performance shows the arrival home of a troopship with anxious brides, some with children in tow, waiting to greet their husbands after an absence of several years.
Guided tours are available every hour, on the half-hour.
to p.m.) Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: Visitors will find this gallery in the heart of downtown Halifax. Other Titanic artifacts are housed there, as well, including oak molding from the forward first-class staircase.
The 9,000 works in the collection include historic and contemporary Nova Scotian, Canadian and international art, as well as an acclaimed collection of folk art. Other major exhibits are the beautiful passenger ship models and a section dedicated to the Halifax Explosion that devastated the city during World War I when Mont Blanc, a munitions ship, blew up, killing 1,600 people and wounding 900; it's said that the blast rattled windows as far as 60 miles away.
A few streets inland, there are many sights to take in, and while gorgeous coastal scenery begins just outside the city limits, especially during the spectacular autumn foliage displays, the waterfront is also a delight to explore.
Halifax also has a strong connection to the sinking of the Titanic since it played a key role during the aftermath of the tragedy.
More than 120 graves can be seen at Fairview, while 19 are at Mount Olivet Cemetery.