Ideally located at the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street in downtown Halifax, the Lord Nelson overlooks the famous Public Gardens and the historic Halifax Citadel Fort.
It’s obvious why this strategic hilltop location with a commanding view of the Halifax harbour was chosen in 1749 for the fort destined to protect the city. The Halifax Citadel’s star-shaped architecture is equally as impressive from the inside and out.
Step back in time with the 78th Highlanders and the 3rd Brigade Royal Artillery to learn what it was like for the soldiers and their families to live and work in this historic fort.
The Halifax Public Gardens are a 16-acre oasis in the heart of downtown Halifax. Officially opened in 1867, The Halifax Public Gardens has retained much of its original Victorian character, thanks to a series of talented superintendents, chief horticulturists and gardeners. Through their efforts, the Public Gardens was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984. In true Victorian fashion, the Gardens boast ornate fountains, a bandstand, statues, urns and a magnificent wrought iron entrance. Also among their treasures are over 140 different species of trees, including unusual or rare species and some centenarians. Their serpentine, scroll and carpet beds guarantee a bounty of colour and fragrance throughout the season.
The Halifax Central Library is a public library in Halifax on the corner of Spring Garden Road and Queen Street. It serves as the flagship library of the Halifax Public Libraries, and its recent remodel has made it one of the go-to tourist photo stops in the downtown area.
Enjoy the shopping experience, the downtown vibe, and entertainment in Park Lane. Conveniently connected to the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites by an indoor path, Park Lane Mall offers visitors over 40 shops and services, including GoodLife Fitness and Cineplex, featuring eight screens and stadium seating.
Experience vibrant and cultivated shops, services and dining options at Spring Garden Place. Discover a unique mall-meets-boutique atmosphere where you’ll find 24 retailers offering a diverse variety of retail, services and delectable dining from stylish fashion and floral to jewelry, spa treatments and cuisine for all tastes.
Located in the heart of Halifax’s waterfront, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage than the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. From small craft boatbuilding to World War Convoys, the Days of Sail to the Age of Steam, the Titanic to the Halifax Explosion, you’ll discover the stories, events and people that have come to define Nova Scotia and its relationship with the sea.
What’s bigger, you or a blue whale’s rib bone? Can you tell the difference between a drone bee and a worker bee? How old do you think Gus the tortoise is?
Discover the answers to these questions and more as you explore the wonders of Nova Scotia’s land and sea at the Museum of Natural History. See ancient fossils, glittering gold, stunning Mi’kmaq artifacts, sea creatures from an ocean tide pool, deadly mushrooms, frogs, snakes and whale skeletons. From an eagle’s nest to the ocean floor, there’s something for everyone.
With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. Since 1908, the Gallery has been a gateway for the visual arts in Atlantic Canada by engaging people with diverse forms of art. It is committed to this mission as an agency of the Province of Nova Scotia and one of the premier arts institutions in Canada. The Gallery is also responsible for acquiring, preserving and exhibiting works of art, and for providing education in the visual arts. The Gallery’s Permanent Collection currently holds over 17,000 works.
Pier 21 is a National Historic Site which served as the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. It also served as the departure point for 500,000 Canadian Military personnel during the Second World War. Today, Pier 21 hosts the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21—Atlantic Canada’s only national museum!
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