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Halifax Citadel, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Halifax Citadel, with its famous star-shaped design, deep ditches, and pointy ramparts was designed to defend Halifax against possible American aggression during the War of 1812.  Ironically, the fort … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 6 Comments

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Halifax, Canada

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, is an annual week-long extravaganza that happens in early July every year.  Every summer, marching bands, acrobats, and dance troupes from … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · 6 Comments

Pier 21, Halifax, Canada

From 1928 to 1971, the ocean liner terminal at Pier 21, in south Halifax, welcomed over 1 Million immigrants from Europe and elsewhere.  It is the last remaining ocean immigration … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

NovaScotian Crystal, Halifax, Canada

It may seem like an odd fact, but Halifax, Nova Scotia, is home to the only crystal maker in all of Canada.  It’s true!  In 1996, a group of Irish … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harbour Hopper Tour, Halifax, Canada

Halifax is a city on the Eastern shore of Canada.  The Mi’qmaq people who lived there originally called the place “Jipugtug” (“The Biggest Harbour”).  The city was built beside one … Continue reading

August 5, 2012 · Leave a comment