Halifax Real Estate: Location and Description
Located in south central Nova Scotia on one of the world's
largest deepwater, ice-free harbours, Halifax is Nova Scotia's commercial,
educational, and political capital.
Halifax owes its very existence to the harbour. A chief British military
base in the seventeen and eighteen hundreds and a vital naval supply
link for the Allied effort in World War II, Halifax earned the nickname
"Warden of the North". Even today the harbour plays an important
role, as modern-day frigates, container ships, cruise liners and fishing
boats ply its busy waters.
The Citadel, a restored 1828 British fortress, is the city's focal
point, rising above the downtown on a large hill overlooking the harbour.
Cobblestone streets and restored warehouses that date back to the 1700s
make up Historic Properties, a picturesque cultural and entertainment
district on the waterfront. For much of the summer a wharf at Historic
Properties berths the Bluenose 2, a replica of the famous Nova Scotia
racing schooner depicted on the Canadian dime.
Location and Description
Culture and Recreation
Nova Scotia information
Nova Scotia geography
Nova Scotia's climate
Nova Scotia's economy
Nova Scotia's entertainment and culture