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2017 marks the 100th anniversary year of the Halifax Explosion that occurred in the Halifax harbour in 1917. When the explosion struck, killing nearly 2,000 people and leaving hundreds more injured and homeless, Boston sent medical personnel and supplies to relieve the city’s rescue efforts.
For decades Nova Scotians have commemorated Boston’s kindness by sending a Nova Scotian Christmas tree to our southern neighbours each year. Here are a few interesting facts you may not have known about Nova Scotia’s Tree for Boston:
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This is PART 2 of our list of top-secret places in Halifax! With these secrets in-hand, you can take a self-guided tour and experience the mysteries for yourself.
5 (more) of HALIFAX’s LOCAL SECRETS:
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Some of the most interesting parts of a city are not easily discovered. It’s always fun to visit popular attractions, but it’s just as exciting to find out what’s hidden off the beaten track.
Here are 5 of Halifax‘s SECRETS that may surprise both tourists and locals alike:
The Halifax Explosion occurred on December 6, 1917, when two ships collided in the harbour: The Imo and The Mont Blanc. This explosion resulted in Canada’s greatest tragedy in terms of loss of life, and destruction. 2017 marks 100 years since the explosion and we’re taking this milestone to remember not only the tragedy, but Halifax, Nova Soctia coming together to overcome it.
Here are 7 THINGS YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION: