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"Through The Lens"
- Halifax Photo Tour

*This tour is by request only. Please contact us for more information or inquiries regarding this tour.

Halifax, Nova Scotia - History, Photography, Walking Tour


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The city of Halifax is packed full of great sites ranging from historic districts to lively streetscapes, coastal panoramas to charming public spaces. During this tour not only will you get to see and learn about the history of Halifax, but we focus on the aspect of photography. The group will be given tips and instruction on how to take better photos with their cameras in a variety of settings. The main subjects in which we will focus our attention will be architecture, coastal scenes and flora. You will be sure to go home with better quality photos and skills that you can use for your next adventure to Nova Scotia or wherever your travels may take you to on this Great Earth.


*This photography based tour is guided to help participants learn to take better quality photos with their digital SLR cameras, however point and shoot cameras are also welcome.   


Trail Rating: The walking involved on this tour is throughout the city in public parks, along sidewalks, boardwalks and does include some inclines as Halifax is built on a hill. 




Tour Details:

Length: 2.0 km
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 4.5 hours
Price: $90.00/person (+Tax)*
Special Rates:

* Children (under 13): 25% off
* Students: Tax free
* Seniors (60+): Tax free


Tour Highlights:

* Halifax Public Gardens
* Historic Properties

* Waterfront Boardwalk

* Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

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*Price above includes: National Historic Site admission, lunch and tour guide. This tour can be paid for on the day of the tour by Cash, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. This tour starts at the town clock and ends on the waterfront - Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Lunch includes: Various fruits, vegetables, breads, cheese, dips, pepperoni and smoked salmon (vegetarian & vegan friendly).


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About Halifax, Nova Scotia


Halifax is the largest city in Atlantic Canada and was founded in 1749 by the English settlers. The city was strategically built under a glacial drumlin where a National Historic Site, the Halifax Citadel Fortress is now perched. From this vantage point one can see the entire downtown core of Halifax and the city harbour, which is the world’s second largest natural city harbours. The city of Halifax is surrounded by water and the harbour boasts a large number of personal pleasure craft including yachts and colourful sailboats. Throughout much of Halifax you will find a number of historic homes and buildings that date back to the early 1800’s that were built in the Georgian and Victorian style.


Situated near the popular shopping district of Spring Garden Road is the Victorian style Public Gardens. These gardens are home to various trees, shrubs, flowers, fountains, statues and a grand bandstand. Within the gardens live a number of fauna such as House Sparrows, European Starlings, and Rock Doves. There are also three species of ducks: Black ducks, Mallards and Muscovys. The combination of natural beauty and historic sites make Halifax and very picturesque city with numerous photo opportunities.







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