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Halifax

Halifax is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia and is the largest city in Atlantic Canada. Located on the eastern coast of the country, Halifax is situated on the Halifax Harbour and is home to a population of over 400,000 people.

The city has a long and varied history, beginning with the Mi’kmaq people who have lived in the area for thousands of years. The city was officially founded in 1749 by the British as a naval base and military garrison. It was the site of a major naval victory in the War of 1812 and later served as the main port of entry for refugees during the Irish Famine.

Halifax is a major cultural centre in the Maritimes, with a vibrant music, theatre and art scene. The city is home to several universities, including Dalhousie, Mount Saint Vincent and Saint Mary’s. It is also home to many museums, galleries and a thriving nightlife.

The city is home to a number of parks, including Point Pleasant Park, the Halifax Public Gardens and the Halifax Common. The city is also home to a number of beaches, including the popular Lawrencetown Beach.

Halifax is a major port city and is home to the world’s second largest natural harbour. It is a major centre of trade and commerce and is home to a large number of international companies.

The city is known for its vibrant and friendly atmosphere, as well as its stunning natural beauty. It is a popular destination for tourists and is home to a number of vibrant festivals throughout the year.

Excursion tips for a day in Halifax

1. Visit the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site – Explore the star-shaped fort and learn about the history of Halifax.

2. Take a tour of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – Learn about the maritime history and artifacts of Halifax.

3. Take a stroll along the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk – Enjoy the views of the harbor and explore the shops and restaurants.

4. Visit the Public Gardens – Enjoy the beauty of the gardens and the Victorian-style architecture.

5. Visit the Point Pleasant Park – Explore the trails and take in the views of the harbor and the city.

6. Take a tour of the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market – Enjoy the local produce, crafts, and other products.

7. Visit the Halifax Central Library – Explore the library and take in the views of the city from the rooftop.

8. Take a tour of the Alexander Keith’s Brewery – Learn about the history of the brewery and sample some of the local beers.

9. Visit the Halifax Harbourwalk – Enjoy the views of the harbor and explore the shops and restaurants.

10. Take a tour of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 – Learn about the history of immigration to Canada.

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The climate in Halifax

Spring: In the spring, Halifax has mild temperatures with cool nights and warm days. The average temperature in April is around 8°C (46°F). Rainfall is common, but the weather is generally pleasant. Summer: Summers in Halifax are warm with temperatures ranging from 16°C (61°F) to 24°C (75°F). Humidity levels are high, and rain is common. Autumn: Autumn in Halifax is cool and wet. Temperatures range from 7°C (45°F) to 15°C (59°F). Rain is frequent, but the leaves are beautiful. Winter: Winters in Halifax are cold and snowy. Temperatures range from -7°C (19°F) to 3°C (37°F). Snowfall is common, and the area is often blanketed in snow.

Cruise weather for Halifax

Our weather forecast for Halifax helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 20.7 °C
min: 15.3 °C
11.5 m/s
16.2 m/s
64.9 %
15.6 m
89.8 %
1,023 hPa
05:52:36
20:48:34
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 18.4 °C
min: 14.9 °C
13.3 m/s
21.6 m/s
74.7 %
14.6 m
93.5 %
1,017 hPa
05:53:39
20:47:31
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 22.5 °C
min: 16.3 °C
14.4 m/s
22.3 m/s
51.4 %
22.5 m
86.0 %
1,013 hPa
05:54:43
20:46:26
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 21.0 °C
min: 15 °C
13.0 m/s
19.8 m/s
18.5 %
24.1 m
76.8 %
1,019 hPa
05:55:47
20:45:19
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 21.2 °C
min: 14.4 °C
14.4 m/s
20.5 m/s
17.9 %
24.1 m
80.1 %
1,021 hPa
05:56:52
20:44:11
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 15.2 °C
17.3 m/s
24.8 m/s
26.5 %
24.1 m
81.0 %
1,020 hPa
05:57:58
20:43:00
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 16 °C
22.0 m/s
41.4 m/s
22.5 %
24.1 m
80.5 %
1,019 hPa
05:59:04
20:41:48
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 23.5 °C
min: 14.2 °C
20.2 m/s
48.2 m/s
94.7 %
16.0 m
90.6 %
1,017 hPa
06:00:10
20:40:35
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 17.3 °C
11.5 m/s
33.1 m/s
73.6 %
12.5 m
90.7 %
1,012 hPa
06:01:17
20:39:19
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 16.6 °C
16.6 m/s
24.5 m/s
78.4 %
24.1 m
74.1 %
1,014 hPa
06:02:25
20:38:02
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 18.3 °C
14.8 m/s
15.8 m/s
99.9 %
21.7 m
80.8 %
1,013 hPa
06:03:32
20:36:44
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 17.2 °C
13.7 m/s
24.8 m/s
68.8 %
19.6 m
80.9 %
1,013 hPa
06:04:40
20:35:24
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 16.9 °C
16.9 m/s
33.1 m/s
42.4 %
12.8 m
82.3 %
1,012 hPa
06:05:49
20:34:02

Cruises to Halifax

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Scheduled ship calls in Halifax, Canada
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 Liberty of the Seas 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 Silver Shadow 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 Emerald Princess 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 5th 2024 Monday, 5th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Quest 07:00 am 02:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Eclipse 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 Emerald Princess 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Star 01:00 pm 10:00 pm
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Star 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 Silver Shadow 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Aug. 11th 2024 Sunday, 11th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 12th 2024 Monday, 12th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Quest 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 18th 2024 Sunday, 18th of Aug. 2024 MS Volendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 MS Zuiderdam 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 Silver Shadow 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Aug. 23rd 2024 Friday, 23rd of Aug. 2024 MS Volendam 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 26th 2024 Monday, 26th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Eclipse 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 26th 2024 Monday, 26th of Aug. 2024 MS Zuiderdam 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 26th 2024 Monday, 26th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 27th 2024 Tuesday, 27th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Quest 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 28th 2024 Wednesday, 28th of Aug. 2024 Vision of the Seas 11:59 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 Enchanted Princess 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Eclipse 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Breakaway 12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Aug. 31st 2024 Saturday, 31st of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Jade 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Sep. 2024 Emerald Princess 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Sep. 2024 MSC Meraviglia 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Sep. 2024 Norwegian Gem 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Sep. 2024 Silver Shadow 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Sep. 2024 MS Zuiderdam 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 Enchanted Princess 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 Liberty of the Seas 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Quest 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 Seven Seas Grandeur 10:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Sep. 2024 Norwegian Breakaway 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Sep. 2024 MSC Meraviglia 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Sep. 2024 Norwegian Jade 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 8th 2024 Sunday, 8th of Sep. 2024 MS Volendam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 8th 2024 Sunday, 8th of Sep. 2024 Norwegian Gem 10:30 am 07:30 pm
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 MS Zuiderdam 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Eclipse 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Sep. 2024 Jewel of the Seas 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Sep. 2024 Vision of the Seas 11:59 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Sep. 2024 Enchanted Princess 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Sep. 2024 Norwegian Sky 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Sep. 2024 Emerald Princess 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Sep. 2024 MS Volendam 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Sep. 2024 Norwegian Breakaway 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Sep. 2024 Silver Shadow 12:00 pm 11:00 pm
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 Norwegian Jade 11:00 am 07:00 pm

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