Fly To Halifax, Nova Scotia
Once a city, Halifax became integrated into Nova Scotia a few decades ago. Essentially, this harbour side area is as coastal as it gets – there is a waterfront dotted with markets, shops and public areas, seafood is its chief cuisine and the pace of life is just right for a holiday (or any type of travel really).
On closer inspection it becomes apparent there’s even more to see in this part of Canada. Lush gardens, interesting historical sites, pretty parks, a spacious beach, plenty of museums and a growing art and performance presence ensures that visitors of all tastes will find something to see and do.
Halifax Stanfield International Airport is your gateway to this municipality of Nova Scotia in Canada. Start your exploration of enchanting Nova Scotia at your own pace but not before you’ve booked cheap Halifax flights on Travelstart.co.za – South Africa’s leading online travel agency.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South Africans will need a Tourist Visa to enter Canada. These can be arranged at the High Commission of Canada to South Africa, in Pretoria. For more information on what sort of documentation and process is required, you can give them a call on +27 (0)12 422 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The South African High Commission in Ottawa is the closest representation to Nova Scotia. The address is 15 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 1M8. Telephone: (416) 944 8825. It is almost 14 hours from Halifax.
See and do
Many globetrotters will agree that Halifax is best seen on foot so get ready to plunge into Halifax’s rich history with your own walking tour. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a good place to begin and be sure to enjoy the view of the city from the 18th Century Citadel National Historic Site.
Culture buffs can see highlights such as Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Neptune Theatre, Two Planks and a Passion Theatre, Ship's Company Theatre and the Symphony Nova Scotia. Nature lovers can enjoy a range of options such as Habitation at Port-Royal, Fortress of Louisbourg, Citadel Hill (Fort George) and the national parks of Kejimkujik and Cape Breton Highlands. Then there are other must-sees, including Halifax Public Gardens, Point Pleasant Park, Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History and plenty more besides. Then walk into any of Halifax's great bars and restaurants and catch some live music to round out your day.
Shopping options are fairly good in this part of the world. By the harbour, there are plenty of quaint shops and markets selling all sorts of items – try Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market or Brewery Market for local foods. There are also malls such as Halifax Shopping Centre for standard shopping ideas, or speciality shops such as NovaScotian Crystal where you can buy gorgeous crystal items. Make your own puppet at The Monkey Show if you’re in the mood for something different, or go for a stroll on The Piazza at Bishop's Landing to pick up locally made gems with a maritime theme.
Public transport is organised and easy to use. Try the Metro service for buses that run across Halifax and into the greater Nova Scotia area. You can also catch ferries and boats for a fun way to get around the ports of the Maritime region. You could also hire a car to get around if you feel like more flexibility – the roads are a pleasure to drive on (just remember to keep right).
Halifax Stanfield International Airport – YHZ
Food and beverage: Tim Hortons is open 24 hours a day, serving coffee and other refreshments.
Currency Exchange: Banking facilities at Halifax Airport include a full service Royal Bank of Canada machine, as well as various desks throughout the terminal.
Lost Luggage: If you’ve lost a suitcase or two, head to the Lost and Found desk in arrivals to complete a form.
Airport Hotels: Nearby hotels include Quality Inn Halifax Airport Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Halifax ALT Hotel and Inn on the Lake.
Car Hire: National, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise and Dollar are all found at the airport.
Airport Hub: Halifax Stanfield International Airport (code YHZ) is a hub for Air Canada, serving flights to and from various destinations around the world.