Downtown Halifax

Downtown Halifax

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Downtown Halifax is the city centre of the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. Located on the eastern-central portion of the Halifax Peninsula, on Halifax Harbour, it serves as the business, entertainment, and tourism hub of the region.

Seat of government


Downtown Halifax is the home of the Halifax Regional Council chamber at city hall. Offices for the mayor, city councillors, and additional staff can also be found downtown.


Downtown Halifax is the home of Nova Scotias Province House where the Nova Scotia House of Assembly meets. Government House, where the Lieutenant-Governor resides, is located on Barrington Street. The provincial government also has offices in several other downtown office buildings.


Downtown Halifax is considered to be a "people-friendly" downtown due to the ample number of hotels in the area, combined with pedestrian-friendly narrow streets, annual festivals and events, an array of interesting attractions, and many restaurants.

Business and offices

Downtown Halifax is the financial centre of Atlantic Canada. Aliant and Emera are headquartered in downtown Halifax. All Big Five Canadian banks have major operations in the CBD. The Bank of Canada also has one of its five Canadian regional offices located in the area.

Historic areas and buildings

Unlike other historic Canadian cities such as Quebec and Montreal or comparably size New England cities...
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