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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Halifax

Halifax Citadel

This 18th-century, star-shaped fort is situated atop the city’s highest hill in the middle of the busy downtown business district. Built in 1749 by the British and originally positioned to protect the Halifax Harbor, visitors can take a guided tour of the musketry gallery and powder magazines, as well as take pleasure in excellent views of the ships, docks, waterfront, and city. A canon is fired daily at 12 noon, a tradition said to be started from Price Edward after becoming frustrated by the town’s lack of punctuality. Address: Sackville St. (near the corner of Brunswick St.)

Sackville St. (near the corner of Brunswick St.), NS, 902-426-5080, pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/Halifax
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Jennifer's of Nova Scotia

If you’re looking to do a little shopping in Halifax, Jennifer’s is the place to go for quality handmade crafts like pewter, pottery, rugs, and tartans – all from over 240 Atlantic Canadian artisans.

5635 Spring Garden Rd., NS, 902-425-3119, www.jennifers.ns.ca
Tags: shopping | things to do | crafts

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Nova Scotia is intimately linked to the ocean, so it’s only fitting that the island should have a quality museum dedicated to maritime paraphernalia. Peruse their extensive collection of scale models of ships, plus nautical memorabilia, including the Titanic’s grand staircase and dozens of photographs depicting the disaster, which occurred not so far away in the chilly North Atlantic.

1675 Lower Water St., NS, 902-424-7490, museum.gov.ns.ca/mma
Tags: things to do | history | museum

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