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Halifax Public Gardens

Halifax’s Victorian-style gardens are a hidden gem for heritage and respite in the city center. Walk among fountains, ponds and manicured gardens.

The Halifax Public Gardens are a charming Victorian time capsule in the middle of the city. Expect elegant wrought iron gates, fountains, ornate bridges, ponds and a bandstand. The gardens were established in the same year as Canadian Confederation (1867), and pay homage to the country’s heritage. Wander through the 16-acre (six-hectare) park to discover natural delights that change with the seasons.

Navigate through the serpentine and scroll style garden beds and across stone bridges. Find historic statues and memorials dotted along the paths. The classically sculpted Victoria Jubilee fountain can be found near the center of the park. Visit the ducks and a model of the Titanic in Griffin’s Pond while enjoying a hand-paddled ice cream from the park café.

The Public Gardens Park horticulturalists, superintendents and volunteers take great pride in their traditional Victorian-style carpet beds, precisely planted gardens that paint a picture or design. Two of these carpet beds are maintained for special events and commemorations.

Visit the park on Canada Day (July first) and Natal Day (the first Monday in August), and to catch floral celebrations. A decoratively carved wooden bandstand resides in the middle of the park, surrounded by 32 annually blooming garden beds. Swing by the bandstand on any given Sunday in summer and you can see a free public concert. Diverse varieties of dahlia can be seen in full bloom during late summer until the first frost of the fall. 

The Halifax Public Gardens Park is open and free to enter during spring to late fall. The park is conveniently located just over half a mile (one kilometer) from downtown and the waterfront district. Catch a bus right to the Victorian-era gates on the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street.


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Cambridge Suites Hotel ¥10,730
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 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.

    The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites ¥10,730
    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, Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and Halifax Citadel. Scotiabank Centre and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic are also within 15 minutes. Halifax Station is 16 minutes by foot.

      The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel ¥11,031
      The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel

      The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel

      1649 Hollis St, Halifax, NS
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Discovery Centre, Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Scotiabank Centre and Casino Nova Scotia are also within 10 minutes. Halifax Station is 10 minutes by foot.

        Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown ¥10,476
        Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown

        Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown

        1960 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS
           
          3.0 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. Casino Nova Scotia and Halifax Citadel are also within 15 minutes. Halifax Station is 20 minutes by foot.

          Prince George Hotel ¥11,249
          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 World Trade and Convention Centre and Halifax City Hall are also within 5 minutes. Halifax Station is 15 minutes by foot.

            Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown ¥9,444
            Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown

            Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown

            1960 Brunswick Street, Tower A, Halifax, NS
               
              2.5 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. Casino Nova Scotia and Halifax Citadel are also within 15 minutes. Halifax Station is 20 minutes by foot.

              Hotel Halifax ¥8,142
              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 Maritime Museum of the Atlantic are also within 10 minutes. Halifax Station is 18 minutes by foot.

                The Barrington Hotel ¥8,142
                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.