Out & About Downtown Halifax

Things to see

Due to our convenient downtown location, many great entertainment activities and some of Halifax’s best local historic attractions and sightseeing hotspots are right outside our front door. Take a peek at some of the attractions you get to enjoy during your stay with us. For more tourist information, our Concierge Desk will be more than happy to suggest other unique things to see and do.

Spirit Urban Spa

5150 Salter Street #200, Halifax, | (902) 431-8100
Spirit Spa is a full service day spa with lots on the menu for hair, skin and body services to make you look and feel great. Spirit Spa offers the most advanced skin and body treatments that are designed to achieve results using natural ingredients, extracts and essential oils, like the Paprika and Apple Exfoliating Facial or the Almond & Pumpkin Body Wrap.
Get more information or book your urban spa experience.

Be Well Spa

2110 Robie Street, Halifax, | (902) 422-2767
The Be Well Spa uses non-paraben, chemical-free, non-petroleum, organic skin and body care products that are pampering and therapeutically effective, featuring organic, local and eco-friendly amenities in the spa. All the sheets, linens, face cloths & towels are certified organic.
Get more information on your organic spa experience

The Discovery Centre

1593 Barrington Street, Halifax | (902) 492-4422
Located on Barrington and Sackville Street, this hands on science center provides a fun exploration of science for all age groups. The center houses over 80 interactive exhibits and allows experimentation and discovery. Fees - children ages 2-18 and seniors (60+), $4. plus HST, Adults $6. plus tax. Children under 2 are free.
Visit the Discovery Centre Website.

Neptune Theatre

1593 Argyle Street, Halifax | (902) 429-7070
Located on Argyle Street, Neptune is one of the oldest professional theatre companies in Canada. With numerous donations, the aging theatre was modernized and completely rebuilt in 1997 around the original theatre, known world wide for its splendid acoustics.
For ticket information, as well as a list of upcoming shows, visit the Neptune Theatre Website.

Brush Up on the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

1723 Hollis Street, Halifax | (902) 424-7542
Just a few moments from the hotel is one of the most respected art galleries in the region. With a history dating to 1908, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia acts as a gateway for the visual arts in Atlantic Canada by bringing the art of the world to Nova Scotia and the art of Nova Scotia to the world. The Gallery realizes this mission with an over 13,000 piece collection and the many Nova Scotian, national and international exhibitions it brings in every year.
For a list of current and upcoming exhibitions on view 7 days a week, visit the Art Gallery’s Web site.

Roam the ramparts

The Prince George Hotel is close to the Halifax Citadel, Canada's most visited national historic site. Walk inside this magnificent 18th century fortress and step back in time as period soldiers march to the sound of pipes and drums and the cannon roars at the stroke of noon. The view alone from the Citadel is worth the walk up the hill.

Wander the waterfront

The shops, restaurants and sights along the Halifax waterfront are a must-see! Just walk out the hotel and head down the hill. You'll know you're there when you reach the harbour. The historic waterfront is the setting for major festivals throughout the summer and ample fun throughout the year.

Take a Valley Wine Tour

Departs just 2 blocks away | (902) 404-9463 or Toll Free 1-866-504-9463
Experience an Epicurean Adventure into the heart of the Annapolis Valley. Begin with a Sommelier-led wine tasting paired with hors d'oeuvres at Gaspereau Valley Vineyards. Continue through Wolfville to Domaine de Grand Pré winery to enjoy a four-course Chef's Selection menu highlighting seasonal ingredients with wines paired by the winery's own Sommelier. Price: $129.95 per person (plus HST). Includes transportation.
Visit here for more tour details.

Museum of Natural History

1747 Summer Street, Halifax | (902) 424-6099
This museum features giant whales, bees and a marine gallery among many other wonders of nature. The Butterfly pavilion is a feature which is repeated annually due to its popularity. The giant frog on the side of the building clearly marks the museum's location.
Visit the Museum’s Website.

Peggy's Cove

(902) 823-2561
Located on Prospect Road, a 30-minute drive from downtown Halifax, Peggy's Cove is famous for its featured lighthouse and is one of the most photographed places in Canada. Stay well away from the water's edge as dangerous waves are known to crash ashore without warning. Peggy's Cove features a restaurant, gift shops and accommodations.
For photos and tour information visit the website at www.peggys-cove.com.

Pier 21 National Historic Site

1055 Marginal Road, Halifax | (902) 425-7770
This exhibition hall was an interpretive center in Canada's last immigration shed. This building first received immigrants starting in 1928 and closed its doors for good in 1971. It is estimated that it will take up to 4 years to locate all the passengers through the city and enter them into the database. Many people visit annually to research part of their roots. The exhibition offers a virtual train ride and first hand accounts of their immigration experience.
Learn more about Pier 21.

Discover the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax | (902) 424-7490
Come and explore Nova Scotia's proud and colourful days of sail and steam at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Kids will love the Theodore Tugboat display and parents can marvel at the authentic Titanic artifacts. The museum is conveniently located on the Halifax waterfront below the hotel.

Stroll Spring Garden

Up for some shopping? Or how about a quiet bistro? You'll find all the latest fashions, food and accessories on Spring Garden Road. But if relaxation is all you need, head for the elegant Victorian Public Gardens at the corner of Spring Garden and South Park.