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Fisherman's Cove

Fresh catches of the day, whale watching and island jaunts are some of the charms of this attractive fishing village just outside of Halifax.

Within a few miles of Nova Scotia's capital city is the small fishing village of Fisherman's Cove. The waterfront community is a wonderful place for a relaxing break, where you can enjoy scenic walks and fresh seafood, and explore a nearby island.

A good place to start, especially if you want to familiarize yourself with the area is the Main Centre. Learn about the local marine animals and explore the history of Eastern Passage and its surrounding islands through interactive artifacts and displays.

Then go for a stroll along the boardwalk that juts out into the Port of Halifax. Enjoy the sea views, which include fishing boats entering and leaving the port. Keep an eye out for seals which are often seen in the water here. Browse the boardwalk’s small collection of stores for clothes and handcrafted goods.

Head out to sea on a boat tour and go whale watching and deep sea fishing. Visit McNabs Island, the largest island in the Port of Halifax, to see the old fort that used to defend the area from attack.

During low tide, go over to McCormacks Beach, just south of Fisherman’s Cove. Its wheelchair accessible boardwalk is a popular place for a bike ride and scenic walk. There are also some excellent views from here. You can see Lawlor Island just offshore, the lighthouse at Devils Island and even Halifax’s skyscrapers in the distance. Stay for a while and picnic in one of the shelters. 

Being a fishing village, Fisherman's Cove has local restaurants that take great pride in the fish dishes prepared with the daily catches. Dine out or buy your own supplies from the fish market.

Fisherman's Cove is just 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) from downtown Halifax, a trip that takes about 20 minutes by car. You can also take the ferry from Halifax to Dartmouth and then make the rest of the journey by bus.

The traditional village with its cottages and fishing community offers a relaxing day trip from Nova Scotia's busy capital.


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The Barrington Hotel ¥9,787
The Barrington Hotel

The Barrington Hotel

1875 Barrington St, Halifax, NS
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Scotiabank Centre. Neptune Theatre and Casino Nova Scotia are also within 10 minutes. Halifax Station is 16 minutes by foot.

    Hotel Halifax ¥10,444
    Hotel Halifax

    Hotel Halifax

    1990 Barrington St, Halifax, NS
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Halifax, this spa hotel is steps from Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and Casino Nova Scotia. Scotiabank Centre and Neptune Theatre are also within 10 minutes. Halifax Station is 18 minutes by foot.

      The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites ¥12,262
      The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

      The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

      1515 South Park Street, Halifax, NS
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Halifax, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Halifax Public Gardens, Public Gardens Park, and Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk. Halifax Citadel and Neptune Theatre are also within 10 minutes. Halifax Station is 16 minutes by foot.

        Star of The Sea Bed and Breakfast
        Star of The Sea Bed and Breakfast

        Star of The Sea Bed and Breakfast

        2 York Redoubt Crescent, Fergusons Cove, NS
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Fergusons Cove, this beach bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of York Redoubt National Historic Site and McNabs Island Provincial Park. Halifax Shopping Centre and Sir Sandford Fleming Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Four Points by Sheraton Halifax ¥12,262
          Four Points by Sheraton Halifax

          Four Points by Sheraton Halifax

          1496 Hollis St, Halifax, NS
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Neptune Theatre. Scotiabank Centre and Casino Nova Scotia are also within 15 minutes. Halifax Station is 8 minutes by foot.

            The Westin Nova Scotian ¥12,335
            The Westin Nova Scotian

            The Westin Nova Scotian

            1181 Hollis St, Halifax, NS
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in South End, Halifax, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Pier 21 National Historic Site. Discovery Centre and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic are also within 15 minutes. Halifax Station is only a 1-minute walk.

              Cambridge Suites Hotel ¥11,228
              Cambridge Suites Hotel

              Cambridge Suites Hotel

              1583 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Royal Artillery Park, Neptune Theatre, and Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre. Discovery Centre and Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library are also within 5 minutes. Halifax Station is 12 minutes by foot.

                Prince George Hotel ¥13,511
                Prince George Hotel

                Prince George Hotel

                1725 Market St, Halifax, NS
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Scotiabank Centre, Halifax Town Clock, and Grand Parade. Halifax City Hall and Neptune Theatre are also within 5 minutes. Halifax Station is 15 minutes by foot.