Halifax

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Study English abroad in this vibrant city on the East Coast of Canada.

Halifax in Nova Scotia is the largest city in Canada’s maritime provinces. It was the main point of entry for European immigration to Canada during the 19th and 20th centuries. It is a vibrant sea port and the main cultural hub of Canada’s east coast. Yet it is still a relatively small city, with a slower pace of life and a welcoming atmosphere. It is home to Dalhousie University, one of the leading universities in Canada, and has a high population of students.

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You’ll love living and learning in Halifax, as there’s always something to see and do. There’s an excellent live music scene and you’ll find lively tunes in the city’s great bars on most weekends. Halifax has a rich history and some great museums to explore, and you can also take the ferry over to nearby Dartmouth, which has its own collection of great pubs and restaurants.

Halifax has many lovely parks and green spaces, including Point Pleasant Park, which offers views of the harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Halifax Common is a large public park that is popular for picnics and sports in the summertime. The Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library is a popular place to sit, relax and watch the ducks on a sunny summer day.

More things to do in Halifax

The Halifax Citadel is a fascinating Canadian National Heritage Site that is perched on a hill overlooking the harbor. It offers excellent views and you can take a tour with a guide dressed in period costume to learn what military life in Halifax would have been like when the fort was built.

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Pier 21, the National Immigration Museum, is another interesting Halifax attraction. It is the Canadian equivalent of Ellis Island in New York, where more than one million immigrants arrived and were processed before starting their life in Canada. It is now a museum filled with multimedia exhibits all about the history of immigration in Canada.

Another great Halifax attraction is the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which is located on the waterfront in the downtown area. It has a fascinating display about the sinking of the Titanic, as well as the devastating 1917 Halifax explosion. You can also visit the Old Burial Grounds, the historic graveyard that was in use from 1749 to 1843.

If you like beer, take a tour of the Alexander Keith’s brewery where you can see what it would have been like back in 1863. Tour guides in period clothing will tell you a bit about the history of this famous Canadian brewery. Plus, you get free samples of beer at the end of the tour!

Halifax offers a great environment for learning English in Canada. With plenty of attractions to explore, a good nightlife and a welcoming population, you’ll have plenty of chances to try your new language skills.