Visitors can continue exploring Halifax landmarks and make their way up the Citadel Hill. This old fortress is open on Canada day and there is no admission fee. It is an excellent place to get acquainted with local history and watch and listen to a gun salute. Parks Canada has a lot of staff dressed in period costumes and uniforms that recreate historic scenery.
There is a walkway on top of the citadel walls. It offers panoramic views of the city and the harbor and is a great vantage point for taking pictures. It is an easy walk down to the Halifax waterfront from the Citadel. Usually there are couple of cruise ships visiting Halifax on this day. You can see them at Pier 21 and then stroll along the boardwalk all the way to Halifax Casino.
It is a pleasant area with free entertainment along the way. There are restaurants, pubs, beer tents, ice-cream stands, bands playing music, ships offering short excursions. There is activity for every age and taste. The grand finale of the day is Canada Day fireworks, which can be seen from anywhere on the waterfront.
26.09.2018 by FPImages