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Public Gardens, Halifax

Public Gardens, Halifax (must see)

The Halifax Public Gardens are Victorian era public gardens formally established in 1867, the year of Canadian Confederation. The gardens were designated as a national historic site in 1984. The Public Gardens encompass 16 acres and are bounded by Spring Garden Road, South Park Street, Summer Street and Sackville Street. They are open annually from approximately May 1 until November 1. The landscaping style is Victorian formal and provides a popular setting for wedding and prom photos.

In addition to statues and extensive flower beds, there are three fountains, two stone bridges, three ponds (one large and two small), and a small concession building (located in the original Horticultural Hall). The gardens also feature a bandstand that is used for free public concerts on Sunday afternoons during the summer. There are celebrations in the gardens every year on Canada day (July 1st) and Natal Day (the first Monday in August). In the past, many people enjoyed feeding the ducks who make the gardens their home, although it is now prohibited.

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Sight Name: Public Gardens
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

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Halifax Churches Tour

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

Halifax Introduction Walk

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

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Best Pubs and Lounges in Halifax

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Halifax Nightclub Tour

Halifax Nightclub Tour

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

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