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- South End Halifax
Private room in a 7 bedroom shared heritage home South End, Halifax. On major bus route and walking distance from everywhere you need to be! Just a 10 min walk from SMU/IWK, 20 min walk from DAL and one of Halifax's best cafes which offers in person and takeaway service- Uncommon Grounds! You will be sharing common spaces such as fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms and living room with the other residents. Housekeeping is on site. Your room will be prepared with the essentials. *NO QUARANTINE*
- Private room
- South End Halifax
New apartment in the most convenient place of the city. located in downtown, Walking distance to Mall, restaurants, dining, and public transport, public garden and central library, university,hospital,water front,supermarket. Good for couples, business travelers, solo adventures and families with kids. Private bathroom and shared living room and kitchen. electric appliances including: Induction cooker, Microwave, Oven, Toaster, and Coffee machine. Laundry room. Fiber WiFi, and cable TV.
- Private room
- North End Halifax
Located in the appealing North End of Halifax, guests are welcomed to their own private bedroom (queen bed) with a separate private bathroom (just down the hall on the same level) in an old house from the 1880’s (updated). You will be staying in a quiet residential neighborhood within walking distance of downtown and close to Agricola St and cool North End restaurants. Allergy alert - I have a cat and a dog.
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Your guide to Halifax
All About Halifax
Located on the southeastern edge of mainland Canada, the provincial capital of Nova Scotia, Halifax, is noted for its maritime history, blend of architectural styles — the glass of Halifax Central Library sits comfortably alongside 19th-century buildings such as the Old Town Clock — and as a convenient jumping-off point for exploring the surrounding area’s natural beauty. Home to one of the largest ice-free harbors in the world, Halifax became one of the most prolific commercial ports on the eastern seaboard. Today, a stroll along the downtown waterfront allows you to take in heritage vessels, sailboats, and tugboats still zigzagging around the harbor.
The Atlantic port city is also known for its universities, thriving arts scene, and bohemian neighborhoods — the North End is home to a host of buzzing craft breweries. There’s classic and cutting-edge art to admire at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Ukpik Inuit Art, while historical walking tours can take you through the city’s past. Halifax performs a balancing act as both a business hub and a center for the arts, brimming with modernity and steeped in history.
How do I get around Halifax?
Flying directly into Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) allows you to take advantage of the area’s efficient public transportation system, and the airport is only a 40-minute drive by car. Getting into Halifax from the airport is also as easy as hopping on one of the buses that depart every 30 minutes during the busy season. Ride-hailing options and car rentals are also available right outside of the terminal. Buses, taxis, and ride-hailing services are the most prevalent options available for quick transportation; however, bike paths are readily available, and the city has a strong reputation for being very walkable. Several ferries also connect far points of the harbor. They aren’t just efficient ways to get around — they also offer breathtakingly scenic views of the waterfront on what is said to be the longest-running saltwater ferry service in all of North America.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Halifax?
The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Halifax is during the summer months, when temperatures are the most pleasant and rainfall is minimal. However, temperate conditions are still possible during the spring and fall shoulder seasons. Music festivals in the height of summer feature both international and local symphony and jazz musicians on the roster.
Autumn brings a performing arts event focused on fringe acts and a popular film festival featuring international movies and discussions with the film directors. The relatively mild nature of the region’s winter can at times bring below freezing temperatures, so it’s good to come prepared with the appropriate layers and boots. Check out the Halifax Lights Festival in late November/early December for an entertaining display of Christmas lights, carolers, food vendors, and warm drinks in Cornwallis Park.
What are the top things to do in Halifax?
Get an unparalleled view of the harbor and waterfront by renting a sea kayak and touring the waters and coastlines of Halifax. This is an enjoyable way to experience a bit of nature without leaving the city, whether you follow the four-kilometer boardwalk, or venture across the bay to McNabs Island, which once served as a defensive fort for the Halifax islands from French forces. Go it alone or with a guide for a deeper dive into the harbor’s history. Be sure to also look up some wildlife-spotting tips — coyotes, rabbits, and snakes alike are likely to be found in the islands like McNabs across the harbor.
North End Halifax
North End Halifax is the city’s premier Bohemian neighborhood, home to a slew of award-winning restaurants, boutique shops, and a thriving arts scene. When the day turns to night, be sure to check out a craft brewpub. North by Night Market’s lively blend of DJ sets, vintage gems, and foodie treats marks the start of the summer.
Set in the center of the city’s harbor, Georges Island is home to Fort Charlotte. What used to serve as a fortification against invasion now operates as a historical site for visitors and history buffs. The entire island is worth exploring, but the tunnels beneath the fort are of particular note. Guided tours are available for the labyrinth that used to store gunpowder and munitions for the fort’s armaments.