Halifax, or as those in the know like to call it, the Halifax Regional Municipality is in the province of Nova Scotia, and is also the capital. The metropolitan area of Halifax is home to nearly 400,000 inhabitants. Halifax serves as major economic centre in eastern Canada mainly in the government and private sectors.
The major employers in Halifax include Dalhousie University, the Halifax Shipyard, the Department of National Defence, the Port of Halifax and various levels of government. The major commerce industries include natural gas extraction, mining, fishing, agriculture and forestry. In 2012, the town was ranked as the fourth best place to live in Canada.
The town has three sister cities, Hakodate in Japan, Campeche in Mexico and Norfolk, Virginia in the USA. Attractions in Halifax are certainly a dime a dozen. Be sure to check out Pier 21, Citadel Hill, York Redoubt, Point Pleasant Park, Halifax Public Gardens, the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, McNabs Island, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Georges Island, the HMCS Sackville Memorial, Alexander Keith's Brewery, the World Trade and Convention Centre, Casino Nova Scotia, Chocolate Lake, Shubie Park, Dartmouth Commons, Shubie Park, the Grand Parade, Russel Lake and the wonderful little Theodore Too who is a real size replica of the fictional tugboat character Theodore Tugboat.
Halifax is also crammed full of wonderful restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs. You will be happy to know that there is also a swag of festivals and events that take place all year round.