All Tours: 7

Historic Dalhousie Buildings

13 Locations ~ Curated by Historic Nova Scotia Team with research support from Dalhousie University Archives
As the province’s largest university, Dalhousie University has played a significant role in the history of Halifax and Nova Scotia as a whole. Founded in 1818, by George Ramsay, the ninth Earl of Dalhousie and Nova Scotia Lieutenant-Governor at the…

Historic Halifax for the Holidays

9 Locations ~ Curated by The Historic Nova Scotia Team
A collection of stories about past winters and Christmases in the greater Halifax area. Skating, sledding, sleigh rides, feasting, and concerts of choirs – this suite of stories will put you in the seasonal spirit. It's a perfect read while…

Women of Nova Scotia

29 Locations ~ Curated by The Historic Nova Scotia Team
Historically, women's experiences have not been as well recorded as men's. This tour attempts to redress that imbalance by showcasing stories about women in Nova Scotia – women young and old, from a variety of cultural groups,…

Vanguards: 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians

12 Locations ~ Curated by the Nova Scotia Museum
These men and women were selected for a travelling exhibition by the Nova Scotia Museum, which launched in the summer of 2017. Their choice of who to include was guided not by celebrity but by the impact, legacy, and worthy example they felt these…

Halifax's 'Urban Renewal' in the 1960s

7 Locations ~ Curated by The Historic Nova Scotia Team
Following the Second World War, the City of Halifax wanted to usher in a new era of growth and prosperity for the city. Despite Halifax's expansion, the downtown hadn't evolved much and failed to meet modern needs: the streets were narrow…

Halifax Sport Heritage

12 Locations ~ Curated by the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame
Explore historic sport sites in the Halifax region through the stories in this tour. Discover where major sporting events took place and the city's connections to some of Nova Scotia's great athletes. You will find that some of the…

Members of the Council of Nova Scotia Archives

17 Locations ~ Curated by the Council of Nova Scotia Archives
The Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA) is a professional association for archives and archivists in Nova Scotia. The CNSA was founded in 1983 by a core group of 25 institutions, organizations, and individuals interested in creating a network of…