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Halifax, Canada

Halifax is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia and also serves as the center of commerce for the whole of Atlantic Canada.  Halifax has the second largest natural harbor in the world; it extends for 10 miles (16 km) and is home to North America’s oldest yacht club.

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Airport:

Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

Journey Time to City Centre:

10 - 30 minutes

Time Zone:

Standard Time GMT -4; Daylight Saving Time: GMT -3

Currency:

Canadian Dollar

Voltage:

110 volts 60Hz

Population:

119,292

Language(s):

English and French

Dialing Code:

1902

Weather/Climate:

Halifax experiences less extremes in its climate compared to inland Nova Scotia. Summers are mild and winters are cold and wet with both rain and snow.

Major Attractions:

Old Town Clock, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Grand Parade, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Museum of Natural History, Point Pleasant Park, Province House, York Redoubt National Historic Site, Uniacke Estate Museum Park