Discover how Halifax has been named the Warden of the North for more than 250 years during this scenic city tour that travels via double-decker bus.
Depart the pier with your kilted guide on a British double-decker bus for a scenic tour of Halifax, a military, commercial and political powerhouse for more than 250 years. As you proceed through Halifax's historic streets, your guide will inform you about the city's founding during the age of pirates and privateers, and the prosperous, world-class city it has become today. You will also learn about the Halifax Explosion, a deadly December 1917 collision of two ships in the harbor that forever changed the face of the city's North End, and how the people of Massachusetts responded to this plight.
During your tour, a visit will be made to the Halifax Citadel, the fourth fortress to guard the city since its founding 250 years ago, and one of Canada's most popular and most visited national historic sites. As you travel through the streets of this historic, yet modern city, you will also see such landmarks as St. Paul's Anglican Church, City Hall, the Old Town Clock and Province House.
After approximately 3-hours, your bus will make its way back to the pier where your tour concludes.
Please note: This tour includes minimal walking which is mostly pebbled surfaces. Any stairs would be at the guest's discretion. The tour is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, can make their own way on and off the bus and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Guests should be prepared for the possibility of rain. The order of the sights viewed or visited may vary.