Halifax walking tour

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$57.50 $57.50

Looking for things to do in Halifax, Nova Scotia? Our Tourist Scavenger Hunt will take you from the public gardens to Halifax Harbor and its museums, by way of the Citadel!

You will have to solve challenges at every stop along the way to discover your next destination. At each step, you will learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you.

The Halifax Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 4.7 km / 2.92 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 3 hours to complete.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights! 26 locations
  • Learn some local history
  • Challenge your knowledge: 22 varied challenges
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • Walk at your own pace: 4.7 km / 2.92 mi
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible throughout
  • Pet-friendly throughout
  • Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule
  • Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt
  • Also available in French

Buy 1 scavenger hunt for your party of 1 to 6 people.

2 versions will soon be available! #1 “Gardens” starts at the Halifax Public Gardens; #2 “Port” starts at the Port of Halifax. We are now working on #2.

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The Halifax Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 4.7 km / 2.92 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take 3 hours to complete and ends near the start location.

Click here for the Halifax walking tour and tourist scavenger hunt’s complete tour details, specifications, requirements, and city history. You’ll also find there the complete list of locations seen.

What You’ll See

  • Theodore Tugboat
  • Queen’s Landing
  • Halifax Public Gardens
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel
  • Burke Gaffney Observatory
  • Point Pleasant Park
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Halifax Citadel (exterior perimeter only)
  • City Center Atlantic
  • Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica
  • HMCS Sackville
  • Discovery Center
  • And much more!

This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of NORMAL.

The ideal group size ranges between 2 and 6 people – but not restricted to this. Children are welcome and will enjoy most of the challenges.

After purchase, to begin your Halifax walking tour, you will need to head to the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, 1515 South St Park, Halifax, NS B3J 2L2. This is the start location.

Once there, log in to this website and begin your hunt, or go to My Account for instructions.

Ancient history

Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia. In fact, the Citadel on the Hill dominates the city, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There are 2 major universities here: Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University.

Halifax is on the ancestral lands of the Mi’kmaq, one of Canada’s first nations. They were there, mainly for fishing, well before the arrival of Europeans.

Initially, the first colony settled on the peninsula near the current port. The city of Halifax, founded in 1749, honors the 2nd Earl of Halifax with its name. This led to the transfer of the colony’s capital here from Annapolis Royal.

The founding of the city started Father Le Loutre’s war because this colony broke the pact agreed with the Mi’kmaq in 1726. 13 ships of settlers and one sloop of war arrived simultaneously to establish and defend the colony.

Fortifications (the Citadel, among others) were erected to defend the new colony from the Mi’kmaq, Acadians, and French. Other forts were established in Sackville, Dartmouth, and Lawrencetown.

Recent History

Disaster struck the city in 1917, during the Great War, as two ships, including one carrying munitions, collided very close to the port. The explosion devastated the Richmond district, killing 2,000 people and injuring 9,000 others.

Additional information

Starting point

In front of the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, 1515 South St Park, Halifax, NS B3J 2L2

End point

The tour ends at the Halifax Central Library, 4 blocks from the starting point.


26 sights seen on this tour: important buildings, monuments, plazas & attractions


22 varied challenges throughout this tour – all answers are available in front of your on-site, outdoors.


2 to 3 hours at normal walking pace


Fully charged smartphone with internect access (data plan with LTE, 4G or 3G)


4.7 kilometers / 2.92 miles

1 review for Halifax walking tour

  1. Carol-Ann St-Onge (verified owner)

    OMG! Thoroughly enjoyed this way of exploring the city! It took us longer than the time estimated only because we actually visited all the landmarks the itinerary brought us to. We strolled the gardens, went into the museums and just enjoyed every step. We were lucky the weather was fabulous too! I strongly recommend this activity. In fact, based on the success of this choice, I purchased the Sydney circuit as well!

    • titantourisme

      Thank you for the feedback!

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