The city of Halifax is the capital of the Nova Scotia island and located by the Canadian border. Halifax was founded as a military base in 1749 and stands out with its magnificent architecture and culture as of today.
The city is the metropolitan area of the island, with about 40% of the people of Nova Scotia living in Halifax. Nevertheless, by only driving a few minutes outside the city you will be surrounded by seemingly untouched nature.
Up until today Halifax marks a very important location strategically, being the base point for the Canadian marine. Moreover, the so called G7 summit was held in Nova Scotia in 1995 and brought more than 5,000 people to the island. Meanwhile, during the last years the city became more and more popular for big cruiser lines and was able to record a big boost in the tourism sector.