Point Pleasant Park, Halifax

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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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  • August 15, 2017
    The park is absolutely beautiful. Areas to sun, play, relax. Memorials to visit. We went to the play Peter Pan, put on by Shakespeare by the Sea theatre group. Absolutely fantastic. Interesting, funny...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We run in the park a few times a week. We bring our dog as well as there are many off-leash areas. It is a great destination for the many cruise ships that visit Halifax. You can reach the front of th...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    A bit of an odd take on this park because I see it most often these days as a helicopter pilot landing at the helipad in the park. I do this on pretty much a regular basis. However; this gives me lots...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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!
  • June 14, 2017
    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! 🙅
  • July 2, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    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.

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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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