Province House, Halifax

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#10 of 18 in Historic Sites in Halifax
Built in 1847, Province House represents the oldest provincial parliament building still in operation in the country. The building features an all-stone facade, drawing inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Take a free tour to see period rooms lined with red carpets and decorated with grand paintings embellished in gold trim. A visit to the legislative library is also highly recommended. Work out when and for how long to visit Province House and other Halifax attractions using our handy Halifax online trip itinerary planner .
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  • Found this by accident, it was were we picked up the bus to return to the port. Lovely building, security more than willing to tell you about everything.  more »
  • It is possibly the best attraction in Halifax. Beautifuly maintained. The guide was very knowledgable Security staff and local police were good fun to talk to.  more »
  • The building itself is quite nice and located centrally in the downtown core. Grandeur of the olden days with some newer upgrades inside. Too bad the current government wasn't as nice as the building....  more »
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  • Great place to drop by on a weekend and see the place government sits.

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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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