Of all the ways to truly explore a city, there’s nothing like a walking tour—and Halifax is no exception. Taking to the streets with a guide gives you the chance to see landmarks with rich history, listen to authentic tales, and discover hidden gems in just a few hours.
So, on your next trip to Halifax, try out one of these walking tours:
1. Halifax Free Walking Tours
If you want to discover Downtown Halifax, this is the tour for you! In just 1.5 hours, your tour guide will take you from the top of the Citadel Hill, through the iconic parts of the city, to the beautiful waterfront. Throughout the trip, you’ll learn the historical, cultural, political, and military significance of Halifax’s top landmarks, as well as more modern locales.
Interested? Simply meet your tour guide at the pedestrian entrance to the Halifax Citadel on the observation deck right above the Town Clock.
June into September 5th—Monday-Sunday at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.
September 5th into November—Tours organized by booking through e-mail.
Price: By Donation
2. Local Tasting Tours
Since Halifax is known for its delicious dining, you simply can’t miss this tasty tour—a terrific way to check out Halifax’s culinary delights. With five unique tours to choose from, you’ll get a taste of some of the best restaurants and breweries in the city, while gaining an inside look into the minds and kitchens of local chefs.
Interested? All you have to do is book your tour online at the following link.
Downtown Halifax Tour—Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 1:30 pm
Somo Downtown Tour—Wednesday and Thursday at 1:30 pm
North End Food Walk Around Tour—Friday and Saturday at 1:30 pm
Quinpool Road Tour—Wednesday and Thursday Evening at 7:00 pm
Night Out in Halifax Tour—Friday and Saturday Evening at 6:00 pm
Price: Price varies by tour, ranging from $40-60.
3. Halifax Literary Walking Tour
Halifax’s literary history comes alive in this virtual walking tour highlighting famous authors, publishers, bookstores and libraries throughout the city. By setting out of this walking tour, you’ll see Halifax as never before—through the eyes of Canada’s celebrated authors and world literary greats! Best of all, this tour is absolutely free!
Interested? Visit the following link for more information, including your walking tour map.
Schedule: At your leisure
4. The Halifax Ghost Walk
Want to hear about the spooky side of Halifax history? Then join the Halifax Ghost Walk (if you dare!). On this two hour tour, you’ll learn fascinating facts about the city’s most eerie sites, troubled spirits and odd occurrences—including famously haunted buildings.
Interested? Simply meet at the Old Town Clock.
Schedule: June to October at 8:30 pm on scheduled nights as shown at the following link.
Price: $15 per person (children under 9 free; $10 for seniors at youth 9-12)
Do you have a favorite walking tour in the city? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter. If you’re looking for even more ways to discover the best of Halifax, check out our Top 10 Guided Tours in Halifax.