9. Exlore Halifax with 3 Unique Smartphone Audio Walking Tours
Explore Halifax's landmarks on these self-guided walking tours. Listen to hands-free audio narration and have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace. You do not have to complete all the tours in one day as the tours are yours to use any day or time you like.
The tours also come with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. See your score as you go. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play!
Discover the Port of Halifax with the Halifax Boardwalk and Seaport Smartphone Tour. See historical sites and artifacts from as early as the 1700’s. Be transported to when privateers grew rich off their daring escapades at sea.
Follow the development of this area through the ages as this boisterous port of call grew into a vibrant, modern city. Start at Pier 21 where so many immigrants first stepped foot in Canada to begin new lives. Stroll past monuments, statues, and sculptures honoring those who helped make Halifax the city it is today. Walk along one of the longest boardwalks in the world at your own pace.
Visit marine museums and walk on the deck of an Edwardian steamship the CSS Acadian. From late June to October the HMCS Sackville, Canada’s oldest warship, welcomes visitors on board. Finish at the Market Mall where you can do some shopping.
The Halifax Churches, Gardens and Graveyards Tour will take you through the city's first graveyard at Camp Hill. Delve into stories behind the Holy Cross Cemetery and the Old Burying Grounds. Admire the impressive architecture of the Cathedral Church of All Saints, and St. Paul's Church.
Immerse yourself in history at the Halifax Armoury and the City Hall. Venture to Victoria Park to find out what makes it Victorian. Go to the heart of the city to see the Halifax Public Gardens and Canada's oldest urban park, the Halifax Common. Dive into tales of the many people that made Halifax what it is today at the Museum of Natural History and places like the Old Town clock.
The Halifax Explosion of 1917 Tour tells of the profound effect on Halifax. Listen to the story of how the explosion devastated the community of Richmond. Be moved as you hear how the city came together to give aid and rebuild.
Step back in time to that fateful day with each stop on your tour. Pay your respects at the memorials erected to honor the victims on St. Joseph's Square, the Memorial Bell Tower, Richmond Staircase, and the Veith House Community Centre.
Visit Fort Needham Park and hear some of Halifax's war history. Discover the drama behind the collision of the SS Mont Blanc and the SS Imo. Pass by other places of note like the old Richmond School and the Halifax Relief Commission Building.