Posts from ‘April, 2014’

Halifax Public Gardens

Here is another ‘not to be missed – special place’ during your Halifax visit.  Since 1836, Haligonians have taken great pride in our Halifax Public Gardens, the finest example of a Victorian-era heritage gardens conceived in the “Gardenesque Style” . The “Gardens” cover 16 acres  in the center of Atlantic Canada’s largest City. With serpentine […]

The Frog Pond

Escape into nature’s tranquility on the outskirts of our vibrant urban city-life, by a short mini-hike, around the Frog Pond. Located on the western shore of the Northwest Arm. part of Sir Stanford Flemming Park.  This trail  is 1.4 klms long and takes about 30 minutes +/- to complete. It has hilly, level, wooden bridges […]

The Halifax Citadel

When the British founded the city in 1749, a strong feature from a defensive perspective was the high hill overlooking the harbour and it’s approaches. On this hill was constructed the central fortress for the defense of the new town and naval base, The Citadel. Today’s Citadel is the fourth to occupy the location. The top […]

Old Stones from Exploration to Preservation

The Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia is presenting a six lecture sessions called “Old Stones: From Exploration to Preservation” May 24 and 25, 2014 at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Campus, Truro, NS.  It includes a field trip to the historic Onslow Cemetery with poster displays and networking opportunities.  For more information about the conference […]

Celtic Colours International Festival

Celtic Colours International Festival is a Celtic music festival held annually in October in communities all over Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. First held in 1997, the festival has featured hundreds of musicians from all over the Celtic world and attracted tens of thousands of visitors to Cape Breton Island. For nine days […]

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