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EnfieldCanada

Thrill to a range of outdoor adventures, including wildlife spotting and rafting over rapids, at this attractive riverside town.

Enfield is a picturesque town divided by the Shubenacadie River and surrounded by forests and fields. It is where you can see traditional wooden architecture, hike through woodland trails and go on tidal bore rafting tours.

A nice way to get a feel for the place is to take the Lions Walking Trail, which starts in the center of town. The route passes traditional wooden homes and extends to nearby fields and woodland. Look out for some of the native wildlife, such as reindeer, beavers and porcupines. During the winter, snow often covers the walkway, but in the summer, you will find hanging baskets and neatly planted beds brightening the path.

To be certain of seeing some wildlife during your stay, take a short drive north of the town to Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park. Walk through its 98.8 acres (40 hectares) to see wolves, cougars and black bears roaming freely in large natural enclosures. Look up to the sky and you may spot snowy owls, red-tailed hawks and bald eagles. Guided tours of the large grounds are also available. Adjacent to the park is a picnic area with tables and washrooms.

If you are looking for some outdoor adventure, try tidal bore rafting on the Shubenacadie River, the largest river in Nova Scotia. Twice a day when the tide changes, the calm waters are turned into powerful rapids.

When you are back in the town, tour St. Bernard’s Church, dedicated to the 12th-century Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. It is one of the oldest churches in Halifax. Then check out the shops and stores, and dine in Enfield’s restaurants and cafés.

Enfield is about a 30-minute drive north of Halifax and is close to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Stay overnight and give yourself more time to enjoy the woodland and river scenery and the wildlife.

Top Hotels in Enfield

Quality Inn Halifax Airport
Quality Inn Halifax Airport
2.5 out of 5
60 Sky Blvd, Goffs, Enfield, NS
The price is ¥5,345 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in the heart of Enfield, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum and Bennery Lake Nature Reserve. Airlane ...

4/5Very Good! (1,995 reviews)

"Clean, comfortable and close to Airport. Great place to leave your vehicle"…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Quality Inn Halifax Airport
Alt Hotel Halifax Airport
Alt Hotel Halifax Airport
3 out of 5
40 Silver Dart Drive, Enfield, NS
The price is ¥10,260 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

Situated in Enfield, this hotel is 16.3 mi (26.2 km) from Dartmouth Crossing and 23.4 mi (37.6 km) from Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk.

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,398 reviews)

"Great locationWith friendly staff. An excellent bed"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Alt Hotel Halifax Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport
3 out of 5
200 Pratt & Whitney Dr, Enfield, NS
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥6,693 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Located in the heart of Enfield, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Bennery Lake Nature ...

4.1/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"Such beautiful rooms! Super clean, big, staff was lovely! Awesome stay :)"…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Enfield

Nova Suites Inc
Nova Suites Inc
3.5 out of 5
56 Walter Havill Dr, Halifax, NS

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Long Lake Provincial Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Halifax Shopping Centre and Bayers ...

4.3/5Excellent! (27 reviews)
Spacious and modern

"Fabulous condo, spacious and modern. Not close to downtown, but we chose it for close access to the highway for day trips. A really nice building."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2019

Nova Suites Inc
Tidal Bore Rafting Resort
Tidal Bore Rafting Resort
4 out of 5
12215 HWY 215, Urbania, NS

Situated near the airport, this chalet is within 12 mi (20 km) of The Links At Penn Hills, Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre, and Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife ...

3.8/5Good! (29 reviews)

"We have a great time. The cottages were more updated and the fireplace was amazing."…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2019

Tidal Bore Rafting Resort
Simply Comfort. King's Wharf Apartments
Simply Comfort. King's Wharf Apartments
3.5 out of 5
15-67 Kings Wharf Pl, Dartmouth, NS

Located in Downtown, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Canadian Legion Military Museum and Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk. Maritime Museum of ...

4.4/5Excellent! (45 reviews)

"It was just what I needed just wish the parking situation was better from the beginning... Parking garage was a really tight fit for my suv. I wasted a lot of time in there when I could of parked across the street in a open parking lot the whole time. Other than that it was awesome and I would ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Simply Comfort. King's Wharf Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Enfield

Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum
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Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum

Find out about 50 years of Atlantic Canadian aviation history at this museum that covers everything from balloons and gliders to modern airplanes.

Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
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Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk

4.5/5(229 reviews)

Browse personal items that survived the Titanic, enjoy dinner with a sea view and shop in the lively market along this scenic walkway.

Dalhousie University
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Dalhousie University

4.5/5(64 reviews)

Explore the campus of Dalhousie University, a well-known college in Halifax. Experience the acclaimed theater scene or attend a sporting event in this walkable area.

Halifax Citadel
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Halifax Citadel

4.5/5(201 reviews)

Halifax Citadel is a top museum in Halifax with a story of its own. Discover the acclaimed theater scene in this walkable area, or seek out the local tours.

St. Mary's University
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St. Mary's University

4.5/5(26 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe with a visit to St. Mary's University, a well-known college in Halifax. Discover the top-notch restaurants in this walkable area, or seek out the local tours.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

4.5/5(114 reviews)

Climb aboard a century-old ship and discover Atlantic Canada’s seafaring tales and maritime heritage at this harborfront museum.

Top things to do in Enfield

The Best of Halifax Tour with Peggy's Cove
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The Best of Halifax Tour with Peggy's Cove

¥8,735
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Harbour Hopper Tour
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Harbour Hopper Tour

¥3,818
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Private Fundy Shoreline Tour
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Private Fundy Shoreline Tour

¥66,772
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Halifax Family Fun Tour
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Private Halifax Family Fun Tour

¥15,358
Per adult
Private Halifax & Lunenburg Tour
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Private Halifax & Lunenburg Tour

¥16,693
Per adult
Halifax Stanfield Airport (YHZ) to Halifax downtown - Arrival Private Transfer
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Halifax Stanfield Airport (YHZ) to Halifax downtown - Arrival Private Transfer

¥2,724
Per adult

Reviews of Enfield

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
34
5 - Excellent 27.2%
4 - Good
54
4 - Good 43.2%
3 - Okay
32
3 - Okay 25.6%
2 - Disappointing
3
2 - Disappointing 2.4%
1 - Terrible
2
1 - Terrible 1.6%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 25, 2020

Convenient to airport

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 6, 2020

I did not get my $50 deposit back. How long does it take to appear back on my account?

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 29, 2019

My original room was not accommodating to my medical issues. I asked to be transferred to a handicapped room and it was done in less than 4 hours. The staff was courteous and helpful...and understanding of my needs.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 2, 2019

We were in the area dropping our son off st StFX

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 25, 2019

Disorganization at checkout of Enterprise rental car. Hotel transport great 24 hours- good since flight delayed 6 hours getting here and arrived after 2 am. My luggage was lost at airport arrival till 330 am!! Short first night sleep!!!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 24, 2019

It’s an airport a fairly good airport, on the small side but easily walkable and with good amenities.

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