Explore Halifax's rich heritage with a visit to Historic Properties, a set of warehouses that a group of Nova Scotia businessmen began constructing during the Napoleonic wars. An integral part of Canada's formative years, these properties generated enough income to make the region prosperous by aiding trade and commerce. On the other hand, they also have a slightly less savory history of privateering and smuggling. Nowadays, the restored 19th-century buildings host an array of trendy pubs, restaurants, and clothing boutiques. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Historic Properties by using our Halifax online holiday planner .
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  • The area has a lot of construction these days, but if you persist, you will see some spectacular little shops that are full of character and wonderful local pieces.  more »
  • Had a great chat with K. Penton at K Penton Art. His quirky paintings of the east coast buildings and coastline would make a great and colourful memento of your visit! His shop is not full of your usu...  more »
  • Very briefly: nothing to say on "beautifully restructured but, from what I read on my driving, I expected something more
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  • Walking around the walk front, great little historic reminders of years past. Great touristy types of things. Added to the already abundant character of the area
  • Very authentic and warm feeling ... Food was good not great staff were very friendly
  • Good variety of shops. Salty's is a good seafood restaurant.
  • I recently went here early on a Saturday morning with a photographer and my family to have our yearly family photos taken (for Xmas cards and the like). It was nice to see the place not being extremely crowded as has been the case all summer. There are some very pretty buildings and all sorts of "props" to stage your photos with. The old brick walls and cobblestones also make great back drops. I highly recommend taking a stroll here during the quieter times.
  • Really the heart of Halifax. Beautifully renovated and updated historic buildings. Very good assortment of shops and restaurants. Salty's is, in my opinion, the best restaurant in Halifax. With their location directly on the harbour waterfront and superb food it's the perfect spot for entertaining friends or guests in town.

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Accommodations are scattered evenly throughout Halifax, with decent options available across town. Downtown offers the best transport connections and access to major attractions, with several options lining the central thoroughfare, Sackville Street. Here, you'll also enjoy views over the water and convenient proximity to some of the city's most pleasant parks. Look around the neighborhood of South End to enjoy the bohemian vibe surrounding Saint Mary's University, or go west to find a quiet spot near Long Lake Provincial Park.
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