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Province House, Halifax

Categories: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 60 reviews on the web
Visit Province House, the oldest legislative building in Canada and full of rich political history. It was originally built in January 1847 and designed by Isaac Smith. The building features an all stone façade, drawing inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Take a free tour inside the building and observe 1860’s period rooms, lined with red carpet and decorated with grand paintings embellished in gold trim. The Charlottetown Conference is commemorated through various displays, and includes a video presentation about the Conference called “A Great Dream”. The guides are extremely informative and passionate to answer your questions. Take a look at our Halifax vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Province House and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Like many other reviewers, we stumbled onto this tour. We went by Province House intending only to view the outside, not realizing there was a free tour of the inside. But as we were viewing the exter...  read more »
  • Very classy place - just wander in and be prepared to surrender all your worldly possessions to security to get them back again. Tight security, but extremely friendly and helpful, and the guide obvio...  read more »
  • Were pleasantly surprised to find building open on weekend, and were treated to a fine tour by a student from Edmonton. A quaint parliament building housing the province's government with its 52 MPs. 
  • Great place to drop by on a weekend and see the place government sits.
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