Things to do in Nova Scotia, United States: The Best Walking Tours

December 2, 2021 Deane Carmody

From Yarmouth to Sydney, Nova Scotia is full of scenic landscapes, rich history, and interesting local culture. Sights and fun experiences abound in Nova Scotia, and there is a little bit of something for everyone. Soak up the beauty and serenity to be found in the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, or head to Cape Breton Highlands National Park for the stunning landscape and wildlife. Explore the history of the area at Louisbourg's Fortress Louisbourg, or hike the Skyline Trail in Ingonish.

1. Halifax Churches and Graveyards GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tour

1193 South Park St, Halifax, NS B3H 2W9, Canada GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tours in Halifax
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Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play! On this 5 km tour, as well as the churches, gardens and graveyards, you'll explore the many tourist attractions, historical buildings, artwork and statues that make up this must-see section of the city. Highlights include Victoria Park, the Old Burying Ground, St. Mary's Basilica, the Halifax Citadel, the Old Town Clock and more! Don't just see Halifax, hear what it has to say! The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. See your score as you go! Getting started is easy, just book the tour, download the app and go. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour too.

Inclusions: Customer Service via Phone & Email, Lifetime tour access on Tripvia Tours app for Android & iOS, Take as long as you like to complete the tour, Download on WIFI before (no signal required or data used during tour)

Exclusions: Attraction tickets, Headphones (optional - audio will play from device speaker too), Smartphone or tablet

2. Halifax Shore Excursion: Halifax on Foot

1215 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P8, Canada My Holidays Online - Canada
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A great way to explore Halifax is by foot. The area is steeped in history and it is one of the most popular ports to enjoy a shore excursion.

Inclusions: Professional guide

Exclusions: Food and drinks

Reviewed By Jimmwilliams1

Honestly one of the most beautiful places i have ever visited, worth the money for sure. I recommend for families going on vacation especially if you're down in the east coast. I'll be seeing you soon Peggy's Cove!

3. Best of Prince Edward Island

Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax, 1583 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS B3J 3P5, Canada

The red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island await!  Canada’s smallest province is a quaint place of natural beauty and rich history, so sit back and enjoy the ride along Prince Edward Island’s scenic coast. *Please note that our June 8 departure is bilingual English/German, and our August 12 departure is bilingual English/French

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, 4 nights accommodation, National Park fees, Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), All activities as per itinerary, Tour escort/host, Breakfast, Dinner

Exclusions: Gratuities

4. Participate in a Fun Scavenger Hunt in Halifax by Zombie Scavengers

Halifax City Hall, 1841 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 3A5, Canada Zombie Scavengers of Halifax

Explore Halifax with Zombie Scavengers! Our scavenger takes you around the city to find items and perform zombie themed tasks for points. You'll use an app on your phone that will allow you to collect points! Check the rankings during and after you play to see your score and compare it to others. All our Scavenger hunts have a live remote host to help along the way. Come out and explore with us in Halifax.

Inclusions: All Activities, GST (Goods and Services Tax), Self-Guided walking activity, 1 hour with a remote interactive survival guide

Exclusions: Use of Activity-owned smartphone, Private transportation

5. Fun City Scavenger Hunt in Halifax by Operation City Quest

Halifax City Hall, 1841 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 3A5, Canada Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt of Halifax

Operation City Quest scavenger hunt of Halifax, takes you on an adventurous walk around the city. To play Operation City Quest, you'll use an app to collect points by finding items around the city using an app on your phone. You can also perform challenges to gain points. Check out the rankings in the app when you're done to see your score compared to other teams across the nation. All our Scavenger hunts have a live remote host to help along the way. Come out and explore with us in Halifax

Inclusions: All Activities, GST (Goods and Services Tax), 2 hours with a remote interactive guide

Exclusions: Use of Activity-owned smartphone, Private transportation

6. Halifax Tourist Scavenger Hunt

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, 1515 South Park St, Halifax, NS B3J 2L2, Canada Hollywood Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Are you planning a visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia? Our Tourist Scavenger Hunt will take you from the public gardens to Halifax Harbor and its museums, by way of the Citadel! You will have to solve challenges at every stop along the way to discover your next destination. At each step, you will learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you.

Inclusions: 30+ challenges on this scavenger hunt, Scavenger Hunt on your smartphone (mobile site, not an App), Available in English and French

Exclusions: Internet access is required for this activity - Wifi is not enough

Reviewed By 654wpw

Overall fun, hampered by some errors in navigation, lots of questions are basic. Nice info on history

7. Halifax Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

5221 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1Z3, Canada Lokafy

With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.

Inclusions: Local guide "Lokafyer" , Customized private walking tour

Exclusions: Entrance fees, Local transportation around the city (It’s a walking tour, car transportation isn’t included), Food and drinks, Personal expenses, Tips and gratuities (optional)

Reviewed By radiostayrockbrazilt

guide couldn't speak English properly and she was a student, how had finished high school I guess and no basic knowledge o history of her own country ahahaha . wellit was a waste of money, next time we travel to Europe we rather book a REAL/ LICENSED travel guide who knows a bit at least of history of his/her own country !! don' waste time with lokafy, if you wanna good service pay a biiit more and get a professional or somebody who know what he/she's doing !

8. Halifax City Scavenger Hunt Excursion by 3Quest Challenge

1841 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 3S1, Canada 3Quest Challenge of Halifax

3Quest Challenge scavenger hunt of Halifax, takes you on an adventurous walk around the city. To play 3Quest Challenge, you'll use an app to collect points by finding items around the city using an app on your phone. You can also perform challenges to gain points. Check out the rankings in the app when you're done to see your score compared to other teams across the nation. All our Scavenger hunts have a live remote host to help along the way. Come out and explore with us in Halifax.

Inclusions: 2 hours with a remote interactive guide, All Activities, GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Exclusions: Use of Activity-owned smartphone, Private transportation

9. Participate in a Fun Scavenger Hunt in Halifax by Crazy Dash

1841 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 3S1, Canada Crazy Dash of Halifax

Crazy Dash of Halifax is a great way to see the city in a fun way! You'll use an app on your phone to submit photos of items you find around the city. For every photo you submit, you'll get points. You'll be able to see your score on the rankings after compared to all who have played across the country. All our Scavenger hunts have a live remote host to help along the way. Come out and explore with us in Halifax.

Inclusions: 2 hours with a remote interactive guide, All Activities, GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Exclusions: Use of Activity-owned smartphone, Private transportation

10. Explore Halifax with a Unique Scavenger Hunt by Wacky Walks

1841 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 3S1, Canada Wacky Walks of Halifax

Wacky Walks of Halifax is a great way to see the city in a fun way! You'll use an app on your phone to submit photos of items you find around the city. For every photo you submit, you'll get points. You'll be able to see your score on the rankings after compared to all who have played across the country. All our Scavenger hunts have a live remote host to help along the way. Come out and explore with us in Halifax.

Inclusions: 2 hours with a remote interactive guide, All Activities, GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Exclusions: Use of Activity-owned smartphone, Private transportation

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