Sites of Halifax Harbour Ornament



A great deal of history has unfolded in Halifax Harbour including the December 1917 Halifax Explosion, the world's largest man-made accidental explosion. For the more than one million immigrants who passed through Halifax's Pier 21 between 1928 and 1971, the harbour provided the first glimpse of their newly adopted country. As a port of call for tall ships and cruise ships, it's an enjoyable and visually stimulating experience to tour the harbour and see all the sites. Visitors and Haligonians can take tours on the Tall Ship Silva, a 130-foot schooner; the amphibious Harbour Hopper; the Harbour Queen; the Bluenose II, when it's in port; and the Harbour Ferry, a popular and inexpensive way to see the harbour.