Map of Halifax and Mahone Bay. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Halifax and Mahone Bay with cities and towns

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Map of Halifax and Mahone Bay. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Halifax and Mahone Bay with cities and towns

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Halifax and Mahone Bay

 

Amajor port city since founded in 1749, modern Halifax has a livelihood and culture centered on its waterfront. Boardwalks along harbor's edge lead to open-air plazas, parks, shops, eateries, historic sites, and waterfront attractions. The meticulously restored fortress atop Citadel Hill offers a panorama of city and harbor, as well as a famous landmark, the Town Clock, built in 1803 for Prince Edward, who loved punctuality. Below the hill at the waterfront lies the cobbled lanes of Historic Properties, where in the 18th and 19th centuries, a lusty, brawling military town full of soldiers, sailors, privateers, and adventurers sought their fortune in the New World.

 

South of Halifax, the coast road winds around island-studded bays, passing through weathered fishing villages, past sun-drenched beaches, to dramatic lighthouses, sparkling coves, and kilometers of rugged shoreline. This is the place to experience and savor seafaring heritage and seaside adventure.

 

Chester [D3] Once the haunt of pirates and Prohibition bathtub gin smugglers, the sailing capital of Nova Scotia overflows with elegant seaside charm; stately homes ring small harbors where yachts bob in the waves. dOak Island, 10 minutes from Chester, is the site of one of the world's greatest buried-treasure enigmas: Captain Kidd's treasure. A mysterious system of tunnels and shafts discovered in 1759 has inspired two centuries of treasure hunters. While you can't do any of your own digging, tours are available.

 

Lunenburg [E2] Home of the original schooner Bluenose and a designated world heritage site, Lunenburg is where German and Swiss Protestants settled under British patronage in 1753. The city is an outstanding example of a British colonial settlement; narrow streets still follow the 1754 town plan. On the waterfront, the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is an excellent interactive complex. Boat tours are offered where you can ride the waves in a restored salt-bank schooner or trawler.

 

Mahone Bay [E2]

Marked at its entrance by a trio of churches, Mahone Bay is a popular Sunday-drive destination from Halifax. A collection of studios and galleries showing the work of local artists and craftspeople contrasts nicely with fine examples of Victorian gingerbread architecture.

New Ross [B1] The Ross Farm Living Museum of Agriculture is a 19th-century settlement to life, with heritage animals and heirloom gardens; demonstrations of barrel making, black-smithing, spinning, and cooking.

Peggy's Cove [D5] A favorite with artists and painters, this fishing village has become a symbol of the spirit of coastal Nova Scotia. Famed for its picturesque profile, with fish sheds and houses perched on rocky inlets, colorful fishing boats, and ancient granite boulders smoothed by the sea. In the summer, its lighthouse serves as a post office with its own cancellation stamp.

Tancook Island [E3]

Linked by ferry from Chester, Tancook is known for remarkable schooners and outsize cabbages. While most of the schooners are gone, the cabbages still make some of the best sauerkraut found anywhere. The ferry is an ideal way to experience Mahone Bay, which boasts 365 islands-one for every day of the year.

CITY GUIDE

HALIFAX ATTRACTIONS

Citadel Hill and Town Clock Historic Properties Point Pleasant Park Bluenose II Pier 21 York Redoubt Discovery Centre Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Neptune Theatre Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History The Public Gardens The Black Cultural Centre of Nova Scotia Alexander Keith's Original Brewery and History Tour

AIRPORT INFORMATION

(902) 873-4422

TRAIN INFORMATION

(902) 429-8421

RADIO STATIONS

CJCH 920 AM CFRQ (Q-104) FM

TOURISM OFFICE

International Visitor Centre 1595 Barrington Street (902) 490-5946

TOURISM WEB SITE

www.region.halifax.ns.ca

 

Map of Halifax and Mahone Bay. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Halifax and Mahone Bay with cities and towns