As art galleries in Halifax scramble to connect with a younger audience, Argyle Fine Art is truly… As art galleries in Halifax scramble to connect with a younger audience, Argyle Fine Art is truly leading the charge in making art accessible, entertaining and engaging for the next generation.
Its location at the junction of Highways 102 and 103, its immediate proximity to the rapidly developing Clayton Park area, and how close it is to downtown Halifax and port facilities have all contributed to the success of the Bayers Lake Business Park.
Fisherman's Cove is a quaint 200 year old fishing village. It offers visitors a peek into the past while providing a variety of modern day activities for the whole family. It has the sounds of the ocean, seagulls, and sand pipers. Stroll the boardwalk and relax in the sand at MacCormack's Beach.
Georges Island (named after George II of Great Britain) is a glacial drumlin and the largest island entirely within the harbour limits of Halifax Harbour located in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality. The Island is the location of Fort Charlotte - named after King George's wife Charlotte.
The Grand Parade (sometimes incorrectly referred to as "Parade Square") is an historic military parade square dating from the founding of Halifax in 1749. At the north end of the Grand Parade is the Halifax City Hall, the seat of municipal government in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality.
The park was untouched by forestry and development during Halifax’s history so it has acted as a small urban nature preserve. The park has many old-growth trees, most noticeably some very large hemlock. I highly recommended you check out the ravine, as it is a unique geographical feature of the area.
The Cruise ships dock, down at the opposite end of Historic Properties. They dock at the entrance of the Halifax Harbour along Pier 21 on the Waterfront, about a 15-20 minute walk. Pier 21 is where many immigrants arrived by boat, many years ago. A lot of great history inside Pier 21 to view as well.
HMCS Sackville is Canada’s oldest warship. This Naval Memorial and National Historic Site was a combat veteran of the Second World War. She is the last of Canada’s 123 corvettes, one of many convoy escort vessels built in Canada and the United Kingdom during the war.
The beauty of Long Lake Provincial Park lies not only in the nature and sense of being in the wilderness but also in its location that is a 15-minute drive from downtown. Nestled in the heart of mainland Halifax, there are multiple access points, ranging from St. Margarets Bay Road, Northwest Arm Drive, Old Sambro Road and Prospect Road.
McNabs Island is the largest island at the entrance of Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia. Part of the McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park, McNabs Island is only a short boat ride from Halifax or Eastern Passage, but feels like a world away with its colorful past and unspoiled natural beauty.
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Peggys Point Lighthouse also known as Peggys Cove Lighthouse is an active lighthouse and an iconic Canadian image. Located within Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, it is one of the busiest tourist attractions in the province and is a prime attraction on the Lighthouse Trail scenic drive.
Point Pleasant Park is much loved by Halifax residents and visitors alike. Situated in the south end of the Halifax peninsula, this historic 75-hectare wooded area is a great spot for walking your dog, running, biking, or just sitting on a bench contemplating the ocean.
Rainbow Haven is located 8 km (5 mi) east of Quigley’s Corner near Cole Harbour in the Halifax Metro region. This large sand-and-cobble beach has boardwalks, change houses, and showers. Supervised swimming July and August and is part of the larger Cole Harbour-Lawrencetown Provincial Park.
Shubie Park has long been the Jewel of Dartmouth. Much the same as Point Pleasant Park is to peninsular Halifax. The big difference is that Shubie park also offers many more options. Shubie features a fully serviced campground, the only campground in Halifax city limits.
This historic park was gifted by Sir Sandford Fleming (othwerwise known as the inventor of modern standard time) to the people of Halifax. A picturesque day-use park with plenty of great views. A great place to bring kids with its new playground and beach area. Click for map, photos, videos and more info.
Victoria Park is an urban park on Spring Garden Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, across from the Halifax Public Gardens. The North British Society erected various monuments and statues: Rabbie Burns, Sir Walter Scott and William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling. At the south end of the park is the Sidney Culverwell Oland Memorial Fountain.
William E. deGarthe (1907-1983) was born in Finland but immigrated to Canada in 1926. He studied art in Europe, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, and under Stanley Royle at Mount Allison University, in Sackville, NB. He then taught at the former Nova Scotia College of Art and owned deGarthe Advertising Art in Halifax.
William E. deGarthe carved this “lasting monument to Nova Scotian fishermen” on a 30-metre (100-feet) long granite outcropping situated behind his house in Peggy’s Cove along the South Shore. The sculpture depicts 32 fishermen, their wives and children, St. Elmo with wings spread, and the legendary Peggy of Peggy’s Cove.
York Redoubt is an interesting historic site about 20 minutes south of downtown Halifax. The batteries and historical buildings are kept in good condition and it's free to access the site. Being perched on a high cliff, you get majestic views of the Halifax harbour entrance.