Why choose Halifax, NS?
Because Halifax is a city full of activities, full of energy. It is also a “smart” city, with three universities, over 35,000 students, numerous hospitals, and a high percentage of professional workers. The city’s beautiful environment, friendly people, and many festivals attract visitors from all over the world year-round.
Halifax is also an English-speaking city, In fact, Halifax is Canada’s oldest English-speaking city. It has both historic charm and the excitement of a modern city. It is Atlantic Canada’s capital and largest city. It is only two hours by air from other major cities such as Toronto, New York, and Boston.
Halifax has an exciting harbour front and downtown district. You can enjoy festivals throughout the year, visit live indoor and outdoor theatre, and attend a wide-range of live music to great music performances. You can also learn about art, history, and culture by visiting our museums and galleries. And, if you can, attend professional ice hockey games featuring the Halifax Mooseheads!
Halifax boasts itself as having a moderate climate which is due to our ocean-side location. The average temperature for the summer is 25 degrees Celsius and for the winter the temperature averages 0.
The stable climate provides visitors with the ability to enjoy both summer and winter activities in one great location. A number of great beaches in and around the city provide great opportunities for surfing, sailing, and other water sports and activities. In the winter, with the Oval, you can skate, and nearby resorts offer convenient skiing and snowboarding.