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Halifax - A Great Canadian Port City

Halifax is located on the east coast of Canada and is a main city in the province of Nova Scotia.  It is a modern port city - the Halifax Port Authority operates container terminals, numerous cargo piers and a medium-sized oil refinery.  On the eastern side of the harbour, within the port, is the home to the Dartmouth Canadian Coast Guard Base.  Halifax's primary industries are fishing, mining, forestry, natural gas extraction and agriculture.  Take your Halifax rental car to a section of the port and watch all of the hubbub in action.

Halifax offers numerous festivals and cultural events that are sure to be enjoyed by any tourist.  Perhaps the most significant of these events is the TD Halifax Jazz Festival which takes place in the month of July. Drive your Halifax rental car to any of the following venues and events:

  • The Symphony Nova Scotia
  • Productions at the Sir James Dunn Theatre
  • Art Dance Productions at the Mienertzhagen Theatre
  • The Hallfax International Boat Show
  • Various Exhibitions at the Exhibition Park

Some exciting historic neighbourhoods include:

  • Africville
  • Richmond
  • Dutch Village

No trip to Halifax would be complete without sampling some of the city's fantastic seafood.  Because it is situated on the coast, Halifax is home to some of the best seafood on earth.  Lobster, crab, Atlantic salmon, scallops, shrimp, prawns and oysters are all common fare offered in many of Halifax's distinguished restaurants.  No visit to Halifax would be complete without sampling the city's famous seafood chowder.  Rent a Halifax luxury car and cruise along the coast to find a fantastic seafood restaurant.

The Dartmouth Heritage Walk is a famous route that explores some fantastic scenery and buildings.  Park your Halifax rental car on Alderney Drive at the corner of Ochterloney Street.  Stroll along and you will see the Grace United Church, a Quaker House, Christ Church and Christ Church Cemetary.  Continue along and you will see Greenvale School, Sullivan's Pond and Edgemere House.  Two other sites that cannot be missed are the Shubenacadie Canal and Alderney Landing.