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Point Pleasant Park, Halifax
(4.7/5 based on 550+ 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'm a low low low budget traveler, so parks are always on my list! We rented bikes downtown, grabbed some delicious local goodies at the market, some beers from the brewerey and rode all over the park...  more »
  • I took a 'learn to run' course here. Wonderful place for dogs, and walkers, and joggers, and photographers and just about anyone. Lovely (and some challenging) walking / jogging trails. Beautiful view...  more »
  • The is a park not far from St. Mary's University. It is quite large, numerous points of enterest and a fabulous view of the Halifax Harbour and bay area looking out to the ocean. Dogs are allowed in m...  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