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I spent a few days in the Halifax area. The photos below were taken in Halifax and I has a separate page for Peggy's Cove.

This is the historical Tall Ship Silva giving folks a harbour tour.

One of the amphibious tour vehicles off for a tour in the harbour.

A few 'little' tug boats.

One of the tug boats returning from duty over near the container ship dock.

Ever dream of sailing on a tall ship? This is the tall ship Caledonia, a 245' square-rigged barquentine and the largest sailing ship built in Canada in the last 100 years. She is the only sailing expedition cruise vessel of its size offering shipboard coastal adventures in North America.

Pier 21 below is the place where one million people entered Canada from 1928 to 1971 - immigrants, home children, wartime evacuees, war brides, refugees and displaced persons. During WWII, half a million Canadians passed through Pier 21 to serve overseas. Pier 21 is a National Historic Site today.

This is Georges Island. It played a key role in the harbour's defence system for almost 200 years. It has been name as a National Historic Site, but it is not yet open to the public.

This monument was unveiled the day before I took this picture. It recognizes the great injustice done as a result of the Nova Scotia Council's decision on July 28, 1755 (250 years ago) to remove every Acadian from the colony.

The following are a few pictures of the Bluenose II. She was built in 1963 and is a replica of the original schooner Bluenose depicted on the Canadian dime.

Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery, Canada's oldest working brewery dating back to 1820.

A Canadian Coast Guard ship passing in front of the facility where container ships are loaded and unloaded in the Halifax harbour.

A Canadian Navy yard in the Halifax harbour.

This is Saint Mary's Basilica. When construction began in 1820, the design was for a much smaller Georgian church, but in the 1860s and 1870s the building was transformed inside and out to the grand Victorian Gothic style we see today. I tried to have a look inside, but like so many churches today the doors were locked to keep out vandals and thieves.

The following is the Old Town Clock. This landmark has watched over the city of Halifax ever since its workings arrived from England in 1803.

All that remains of an old European style market is this small stretch of shops south west of downtown (I can't remember what street is was on).

Like we saw in Montreal, we see remnants of an older building re-used in the construction of the current one. This building is located in the Historic Properties area.