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Founded in 1749, Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and the largest city in the Atlantic Provinces and North of Boston. Halifax is also the second largest naturally ice-free port in the world, making it a strategic point in the international world of commerce. The city is home to the Canadian Navy’s largest facility and, during the Second World War, was the point of departure for the lifeline convoys heading for Europe.

Halifax counts numerous important historical sites.
For example, don’t miss the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly, seat of the first democratically-elected government since 1758, the Pier 21 Immigration museum, marking the city’s long history as an entry point for new Canadians, not to mention the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which offers several enticing exhibitions, including one to recount the story of the Halifax Explosion, which occurred in 1917 and numerous artefacts from the Titanic.


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201C Portage Avenue
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2X 3T4 
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