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City Hall, Halifax

City Hall, Halifax

Halifax City Hall is the seat of municipal government in Halifax Regional Municipality. Since municipal amalgamation on 1 April 1996, Halifax City Hall has hosted the regular meetings of the Halifax Regional Council, as well as various municipal offices. It was designed by Edward Elliot and constructed for the City of Halifax between 1887 and 1890; it is one of the oldest and largest public buildings in Nova Scotia and is a designated National Historic Site of Canada.

Designed in an eclectic, monumental style, the building is of cream and red sandstone, laid in the freestone technique. It also features granite construction on the ground floor and in the tower. The seven-storey tower has clock faces on the north and south sides. The northern face is fixed at four minutes past nine to commemorate the Halifax Explosion of 1917.

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Sight Name: City Hall
Sight Location: Halifax, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Halifax, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Halifax

Create Your Own Walk in Halifax

Creating your own self-guided walk in Halifax is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Halifax Churches Tour

Halifax Churches Tour

Halifax contains a variety of religious buildings, including Brunswick Street United Church and Saint George's Church, as well as old Gothic ones such as Saint Mary's Basilica and Saint Patrick's Church. Besides their beautiful architecture, each one has a unique history all its own.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Halifax Introduction Walk

Halifax Introduction Walk

Halifax is a city of arts where many budding artists make their mark; hence the number of art galleries. Also the city is noted for its rich and eventful history, manifested in numerous historic sights. Some of the local landmarks reflect the city's culture, others - its political scene. Follow this City Orientation tour and get yourself acquainted with the most notable attractions of...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Halifax Nightclub Tour

Halifax Nightclub Tour

Halifax offers a wide selection of trendy nightclubs to suit any taste, many of them located in the heart of the city. Visitors will be pleasantly surprised by the quality service, great music and posh interiors. Halifax clubs also feature some of the most talented DJs who keep the crowd energized all night long.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Halifax Historic Tour

Halifax Historic Tour

Halifax, a city with a rich and fascinating history, contains a lot of historic architecture. Some landmarks reflect its culture, while others its political past, like the House of Assembly. Other sites speak of its development in education, such as Dalhousie University and the University of King's College.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Halifax Art Galleries Tour

Halifax Art Galleries Tour

Halifax is an art-oriented city where many budding artists make their mark, which is why its streets are full of galleries. Whether you prefer classic paintings or modern sculptures, realistic photographs or abstract drawings, Halifax has a gallery to suit your taste.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Halifax Museum Tour

Halifax Museum Tour

Because Halifax has a rich history its museums have much to offer visitors. You will be surprised to find out many new facts about ordinary things at the Discovery Centre, learn about the city's history in the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Army Museum and the Costume Studies Musueum, admire nature in the Museum of Natural History and Thomas McCulloch Museum and discover Canadian...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles