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Point Pleasant Park, Halifax

(4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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.
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  • I believe this is the best park in Halifax. It has scenic views of the water and beautiful paths filled with trees. it is a must visit for any nature lover. I walk it all throughout the year no matter...  more »
  • Situated in the South End of the city at the mouth of Halifax Harbour and the entrance to the Northwest Arm lies this all natural 180 plus acre park Trails cross cross the interior and wind around the...  more »
  • If you are visiting a city as a tourist, it is a good idea to explore the local parks and see where locals go for picnics and jogging. This is a nice and large park and a good place if you want to pac...  more »
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  • This is a great place to wander around, even after Hurricane Juan really damaged the area years ago. Very popular place to go in the summer and dog walking etc. Just be careful, I once had my car broken into and stuff stolen out of it in the parking lot. It wasn't even a nice car with nice things in it, so just beware.
  • Nice walking trails, good for yourself or family's, or people with dogs. Nice sites by the water. Shakespeare by the sea is there sometimes (check online if you're interested in that, it's not always on). Dogs have on leash and off leash sections.
  • A great park on Crown land in Halifax's north end. Walking and cycling is great and a QR code historical tour. Plenty of shaded places and safe areas to swim. Great views. You can bring dogs and some areas are designated for walking dogs off a leash.
  • Beautiful park overlooking the entrance to historic Halifax Harbour and the North Atlantic Ocean. Lots of trails, beautiful views and remnant memories of the world wars. A moving place.
  • Beautiful park in downtown Halifax with great trails and nature hikes. Historic buildings on the grounds and well as a breathtaking view of Halifax harbour. One of my favourite green spaces in HRM