Trip Planner:   Canada  /  Nova Scotia  /  Halifax Region  /  Halifax  /  Parks  /  Point Pleasant Park

Point Pleasant Park, Halifax

4.7
#2 of 11 in Parks in Halifax
Nature / Park Jogging Path
A popular recreation spot for locals, Point Pleasant Park boasts well-maintained trails and scenic harbor views. Established in 1866, the 75 ha (190 acre) park is home to an array of military monuments, as well as old English fortifications. Take a relaxing walk, go for a jog, or cycle on the park’s winding paths. You can visit the Martello Tower, or admire several fort ruins, have a picnic, and relax on the peaceful beach. Using our world travel planner, Halifax attractions like Point Pleasant Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Point Pleasant Park
map

Plans in Halifax by other users

20 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Halifax BY A USER FROM CANADA August, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Prince Edward Island & Halifax BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Dartmouth & Halifax BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Canada, Bangor & Boston BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Prince Edward Island, Halifax & Cape Breton Island BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM CANADA July, relaxing, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Halifax

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Halifax

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
640 reviews
Google
4.7
  • A beautiful park where the jogging trails are great the ocean views incredible and the hidden historic gun placements etc a history buffs dream !  more »
  • Ok, long winded review here... I had some time to kill while my wife was working so I decided to hike down and check out this park. It was about 30 mins to get to from the Halifax Citadel. I highly re...  more »
  • I join many others in the sad knowledge that the wonderful sand beach is gone forever. The ugly line of rocks prevent being able to go up to the water. Also, the use of street names throughout the par...  more »
Google
  • It's a great place to take the family, the dog or just yourself for a walk. It's beautiful in every season with both on- and off-trail paths. There are open areas for picnics and fantastic scenic views of the harbour and several historic sites. In the summer there are outdoor performances by the resident Shakespeare By The Sea company which are well worth it.
  • I LOVE this park. Love the fact they have dog off leash areas. Loads of waste bins, great trails. Amazing views of the harbour & North West Arm makes this a really great walk destination with the dog...and the kids!
  • Pros: Well maintained, clean paths, picnic areas, great views, lots of cute doggies out for walks. Cons: very few maps about, bathrooms are very spaced out, few garbage cans. Overall an awesome place to walk, run, hang out or let the puppies have fun. Just make sure you use the washroom beforehand! 🙅
  • Great park. It is about a 2K walk from the cruise terminal, so quite walkable to the entrance. We walked through the industrial area, but found a nice residential walk back. Don't pay for an excursion or cab to get there.
  • A very rewarding time "out of the city". Relaxing look at history & nature. Great place to take many wonderful photographs while breathing in the extreme peacefulness of the "country in the city". A great area to relax & roam whether you want to explore the historical Seaman's Way, The Prince Tower, have a picnic, walk your pet (some araes are designated leash to be used and other araes you are permitted to allow your dog to be off leash), bike the trails, sit on a beach, feed the squirrels or just take in the breath taking view, one would not be disappointed.