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Welcome to Halifax ...

Halifax is located on the east coast of Nova Scotia.

When the people of Halifax refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Haligonian<1>

Halifax was established in 1749.

Halifax is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Halifax lies in the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: AST- Heure Normale de l'Atlantique (HNA), ADT- Heure Avancée de l'Atlantique (HAA).

Halifax lies within the (902) area code.

Websites for Halifax ...

Official Website:   www.halifax.ca/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.halifaxchamber.com/

Junior League:   www.juniorleagueofhalifax.org/

Communities Also Named Halifax ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Halifax - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Halifax.

Communities near Halifax ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Halifax.

  • Lake Echo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Echo came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Echo
    • Lake Echo lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Halifax
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Echo
  • Stillwater Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stillwater Lake
    • Stillwater Lake lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Halifax
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater Lake
  • Brookside
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside
    • Brookside lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Halifax
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside
  • Cole Harbour
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    • Eastern Passage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastern Passage came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastern Passage
      • Eastern Passage lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Halifax
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastern Passage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastern Passage<5>
    • Harrietsfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrietsfield came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrietsfield
      • Harrietsfield lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Halifax
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrietsfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrietsfield<5>
    • Herring Cove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herring Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herring Cove
      • Herring Cove lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Halifax
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herring Cove
    • Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedford
      • Bedford lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Halifax
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<5>
    • Cherry Brook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Brook
      • Cherry Brook lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Halifax
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Brook
    • Lakeside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeside came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside
      • Lakeside lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Halifax
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Halifax ...

Looking for more information about Halifax? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Halifax, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Halifax.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Halifax: www.halifax.ca/

The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Halifax refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Halifax may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Halifax - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Halifax) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Halifax. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Halifax

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halifax. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6474, Longitude: -63.5905    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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