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The Halifax Regional Municipality is an urban area on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia Canada. The area is sometimes known as "HRM", or simply "Halifax", although the latter is actually technically incorrect. The population in 2006 was 372,679.

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Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada: with New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2016-05-24
Paperback (336 pages)

Fodor s Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada: with New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland (Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada highlights the best Canada’s easternmost provinces have to offer:  Price Edward Island’s Green Gables sites, Nova Scotia’s breathtaking Cabot Trail, New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy, Newfoundland’s spectacular parks, and the rich Celtic and Acadian culture. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from whale-watching to lobster feasts to the traditional music sessions that are all signs of the region’s unique maritime and cultural history.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada
· Multiple itineraries for each province
· Major sights such as Cabot Trail, River Valley Scenic Drive, Central Coast Drive, Gros Morne National Park, Kejimkujik National Park, Fortress of Louisbourg and Highland Village Museum
· Coverage of: Nova Scotia, Halifax, Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Avalon Peninsula

Lonely Planet Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Caroline Sieg

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Lonely Planet Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the waterfront in Halifax, hike through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and take in the dreamy seaside charm of Peggy's Cove; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island Travel Guide:

  • Color maps throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including art, history, maritime music, local cuisine, and the region's environment
  • Coverage of Halifax, Fredericton, Charlottetown, St Johns, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island, our most comprehensive guide to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Montreal & Quebec City? Check out Lonely Planet's Montreal & Quebec City guide for a comprehensive look at what each of these cities has to offer.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Canada guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer or Discover Canada, a photo-rich guide focused on the country's most popular sights.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, and Celeste Brash, Caroline Sieg, and Karla Zimmerman.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

Exploring Atlantic Canada: A 2-Week Travel Memoir of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia

By Marie Schaeller

Released: 2017-02-21
Kindle Edition (121 pages)

Exploring Atlantic Canada: A 2-Week Travel Memoir of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia
 
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Interested in visiting Atlantic Canada but haven't quite gotten there, yet?  Or, are you thinking of going on your first solo adventure?


Exploring Atlantic Canada was inspired by a solo trip the author took to drive around the Canadian Eastern Maritimes, experiencing the stunning natural beauty, vibrant music scene, delicious food, and rich local history.


A few stops along the way include: 


  • Crossing the US/ Canadian border
  • Hopewell Flowerpot Rocks and the Fundy tides
  • L.M. Montgomery's inspiration for Green Gables
  • Confederation Bridge
  • Cape Breton Ceilidhs
  • Cabot Trail
  • Fortress of Louisbourg
  • Glenora Distillery
  • Halifax Explosion memorial sites
  • Final resting place of the Titanic victims 
  • and more.


In this book, you will learn how to prepare and plan for your own trip, as well as the people and places the author experienced along the way.  Included are helpful links, tips, photographs, and maps; in the hopes of inspiring your own trip to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick.


If you are ready to learn more and start to plan your own adventure, click on the buy it now to get started.

Halifax DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: City Notebook for Halifax, Nova Scotia (Curate Canada! Travel Canada!)

By Younghusband Canadian City Notebooks

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Halifax DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: City Notebook for Halifax, Nova Scotia (Curate Canada! Travel Canada!)
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This is a cool and quirky city notebook designed to inspire listmakers and curators to create their own city guide and city biography in list form and journal the heck out of their time in the city. It's a do it (all) yourself notebook for independent travelers and thinkers!

"Halifax is an outlandishly super and thrilling place, eh! So, why not create your own city guide and keep a travel journal to help make your time there unforgettable, fun, and organized?" — Cormac Younghusband

HALIFAX DIY CITY GUIDE AND TRAVEL JOURNAL: CITY NOTEBOOK FOR HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA is a city notebook purpose built for travelers, urban explorers and city locals alike! This notebook is a journal and do-it-yourself city guide that helps you keep all your important information about Halifax organized and ready for when you need it and where you need it.

Use the pages of this CANADIAN CITY NOTEBOOK to document your adventures, experiences, thoughts, and memories. Have fun making lists of all the highlights and lowlights Halifax has to offer. This is the perfect place to journal your time in Halifax! This is the perfect place to DO-IT-YOURSELF and write down and organize everything you find fascinating about the city - which is why it's your diy city guide and journal.

DIY CITY GUIDE: Inside you will find creative DO-IT-YOURSELF sections like: Getting Started; City Confidential; City Folks; Places to Stay; See & Explore; Eat, Drink & Be Merry; Shopping; Sport, Health and Fitness; Entertaining Stuff To Do; Blacklist Must Miss; Special Lists; City Journal; Rating & Embetterment; and, Notes : Sketches : Maps. The notebook provides the city guide pages. You fill 'em up with your city info!

TRAVEL JOURNAL: When you are ready to document your adventures in Halifax, you will find fifty journal pages where you can record key details about the day, weather, locations visited, what happened, thoughts on what happened, notes, and the highlight of the day.

Make your time in Halifax more fun, more organized, more productive and more creative with your trusty new sidekick: Halifax DIY City Guide and Travel Journal!

"Aldous Huxley said 'For every traveler who has any taste of his own, the only useful guidebook will be the one which he himself has written.'" To help with that, I created a line of DO-IT-YOURSELF City Guides and Travel Journals where YOU WRITE YOUR OWN city guide and JOURNAL all of your city adventures. ENJOY!" — Cormac Younghusband

THERE ARE 100 CITIES IN THE YOUNGHUSBAND CANADIAN CITY NOTEBOOK COLLECTION! CURATE CANADA! TRAVEL CANADA!

"Find a place in Canada you haven't been, and go there. Keep on trucking, my friends!" - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada: with New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2014-05-20
Paperback (328 pages)

Fodor s Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada: with New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland (Travel Guide)
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Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada, including rich Celtic and Acadian culture, gorgeous hikes, and rugged coastal beauty. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Halifax to the Bay of Fundy
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
USEFUL FEATURES on seafood, walking tours, and history
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
Maps and color photos to guide and inspire your trip

Halifax Travel Guide (Unanchor) - Relax in Halifax for Two Days Like a Local

By Michael Fraiman

Unanchor.com
Released: 2013-03-01
Kindle Edition (36 pages)

Halifax Travel Guide (Unanchor) - Relax in Halifax for Two Days Like a Local
 
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Relax in Halifax for Two Days Like a Local
When people think of Halifax, they think of Theodore Tugboat. Maybe lobster. Sometimes wind. All of these are fair and accurate descriptions, and none do the full city justice.

Halifax is a real, terrific "Canadian" city -- it's inescapably laid back, culturally vibrant and very, very local. Understand that because Halifax isn't really en route to anything, it has necessarily evolved to be extremely self-reliant.

What will you find in this Halifax itinerary?

The best parts of the city are totally unique: local craft beer, the ever-fresh farmer's market, constantly active bands and theatre troupes. It's hard to catch all of that in a guide book. In truth, guide books just don't.

This is a true local's guide to Halifax. You'll do a fair bit of walking (or biking, if you prefer) and explore everything the city proper has to offer, beyond the big tourist attractions (though those are included), from choice favourite restaurants with rotating seasonal vegetable dishes to the city's favourite farmer's market vendors to select homegrown organic coffee shops.

If it all sounds a little hipster-ish, well, Halifax sort of is. This is what young and middle-aged Haligonians do on any given sunny Saturday. But you can also enjoy the benefits in a two-day span without growing a Maritime beard and dressing in flannel. That is, unless you want to.

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At $4.99, the itinerary will pay for itself the first time you follow the advice on dining and traveling destinations. If you are unhappy with the itinerary for any reason, Amazon provides a full refund. What are waiting for? Get this guide and go explore Halifax!

Trans-Canada Rail Guide, 5th: includes city guides to Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Jasper, Calgary, Churchill and Vancouver

By Melissa Graham

Trailblazer Publications
Paperback (288 pages)

Trans-Canada Rail Guide, 5th: includes city guides to Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Jasper, Calgary, Churchill  and Vancouver
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The world’s most scenic rail ride. A journey on Canada’s transcontinental railroad ranks as one of the greatest rail experiences in the world. Stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the lines span 3974 miles, taking in not only several of North America’s finest cities but also some of the most dramatic scenery on earth, including the spectacular Rocky Mountains.

 

Rail travel for all budgets – This comprehensive guidebook gives information for all budgets, from the cheapest rail tickets with shoestring accommodation in the cities along the route to the most luxurious guided tours.

  • Fully revised 5th edition – entirely re-researched
  • Rail travel for all budgets – where to get the best deals
  • Mile-by-mile route guide – what to see along the route; with 25 rail route maps
  • Railway history – the rail link that created modern Canada

    ·        City guides and maps – the best sights, recommended hotels and restaurants in 10 major stops along the lines: Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Jasper, Calgary, Churchill and Vancouver

A Walking Tour of Halifax, Nova Scotia (Look Up, Canada!)

By Doug Gelbert

Released: 2016-11-29
Kindle Edition (48 pages)

A Walking Tour of Halifax, Nova Scotia (Look Up, Canada!)
 
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There is no better way to see Canada than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are preparing for a road trip or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a downloadable walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each walking tour describes historical and architectural landmarks and provides pictures to help out when those pesky street addresses are missing. Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on North American streets.

There was northing organic about the creation of Halifax. On June 21, 1749 Edward Corwallis sailed into Halifax Harbour with 1,176 settlers and their families. Their arrival was a direct violation of the British treaty with the Mi’kmaq in 1726. Within a few months the native raids began as the British were busy fortifying the area.
In short order the new Halifax residents were embroiled in the Seven Years War with France and the new settlement - and capital - became the headquarters of the Royal Navy’s North American Station. The base was the launching pad for the Siege of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island that led to the submission of the French in Atlantic Canada, a much-needed refuge for General William Howe during the American Revolution and the primary staging grounds for the Royal Navy during the War of 1812.
Halifax’s war-filled days wound down after the Royal Navy transferred operations to Bermuda in 1818. The town eventually settled into the business of trade and finance. Samuel Cunard, who was born here in 1787, launched one of the world’s most successful steamship lines from the Halifax docks. Two of Canada’s most powerful banks took their first deposits in Halifax.
After Confederation Halifax did not prosper as anticipated as the leadign city of the new Atlantic Canada. In the following half-century the population rose only from about 60,000 British to 80,000 Canadians. With the arrival of World War I, however, Halifax moved to the forefront of Maritime cities. Halifax was the point of departure for most Canadian troops and the city’s infrastructure was modernised.
On December 6, 1917, however, a French cargo ship called the SS Mont-Blanc, laden with high explosives, rammed the SS Imo flying a Norwegian flag, in the Halifax Harbour. Even though the Mont-Blanc was moving only two kilometres per hour the collision caused a fire which detonated the French ship’s deadly cargo. The Halifax Explosion - some say the larrgest man-made explosion before World War II - claimed some 2,000 lives and left another 9,000 injured. Blocks in the city’s North End lay in ruins.
Halifax set about rebuilding and in the century since has not been shy about sacrificing old build- ings for new in the process. But there are still plenty of pockets of heritage buildings in downtown Halifax Regional Municipality (the City of Halifax, the City of Dartmouth and the Town of Bed- ford amalgamated in 1996) and we will begin our explorations to find them from a spot that har- kens back to a martial past...

Halifax Canada Travel Journal: Lined Writing Notebook Journal for Halifax Nova Scotia Canada

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A high quality Halifax Canada Travel Journal designed to make traveling light a breeze. Perfect size for travel, 100 pages and a glossy cover for easy packing. Throw it into your purse, a small backpack, or into your suitcase. An ideal notebook for writing down your memories and bringing them home to read in the years to come. Have a wonderful trip to Halifax Canada!


 
 
 

 
 
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