Halifax | HPX


Stay in Halifax

Located right in the middle of the action, book at the Delta Halifax (1990 Barrington St.).

Contact the Delta for bookings.

Explore Halifax


Start off your city tour right with Downtown Halifax. Explore the numerous shops and restaurants on the historic Barrington Street. Grab a drink and a bite to eat on Argyle Street. Take a walk down one of the busiest streets in the city, Spring Garden Road. Take a trip to the top floor of the architectural marvel that is our Halifax Central Library to get a killer view of the city.

North End

Halifax’s North End is a community filled with culture, diversity, and creativity. Discover unique shops and restaurants on Agricola and Gottingen Street. Check out the North End Business Association for more details on what you can find in this happening neighbourhood. Head a few blocks further North and you’ll find the quaint and historic Hydrostone District.


What’s a trip to Halifax without a walk along the Waterfront Boardwalk? Climb to the top of the infamous wave statue, taste local treats and check out some boutique shops at Bishop’s Landing. Grab a coffee and stock up on some fresh, local goodness at the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market. Rent a bike or a kayak, or jump on the Harbour Hopper for a unique tour of the city.

Get Outside

Point Pleasant Park

Wilderness in the city, take a stroll with the ocean on one side and a forest on the other: Point Pleasant Park.

Peggy’s Cove

You’ve probably seen the photos of the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, but even us locals can’t resist a trip out there. Take the scenic Lighthouse Route and stay off the black rocks!

The Public Gardens

Established in 1874, it’s one of the finest surviving examples of Victorian Gardens in North America, and it just happens to be right downtown: Public Gardens

A Cultural Hub


Preceding HPX is Nocturne, an awesome curated nighttime art festival. All night long you can view art installations and more all over the city. Best of all, it’s completely free! Definitely worth coming into town a little early for.

The Khyber

An artist-­run centre which is always up to something incredible. Check out their programming to see what art or music event they’re hosting.


The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is largest Art Museum in Atlantic Canada. The Gallery’s Permanent Collection contains over 17,000 works, and hosts noteworthy rotating exhibitions.

We would like to acknowledge that the festival takes place in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

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