Things to Do
When your family vacation takes you to Halifax, there are plenty of fun family activities all within a short driving distance to Park Place Hotel & Conference Centre, Ramada Plaza.
Mic Mac Mall
Looking for a first-rate shopping experience? Located only 5 minutes away from our hotel, Mic Mac Mall has over 160 outlets offering food, clothing, music and electronics, books, toys, sports equipment, banking, dry cleaning, and pretty much anything else you can think of.
Dartmouth Crossing brings together the best elements of any shopping experience. Big department stores, small boutiques, outlet shopping, a theatre and lots of restaurants, all in an exciting and unique environment.
Halifax Public Gardens
The Halifax Public Gardens, found at the corner of South Park Street and Spring Garden Road, are the oldest formal Victorian gardens in North America. Open daily from May to November, 8am to dusk. Duration of visit: about one hour.
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Here you'll find thick granite walls topped by grassy embankments. In the large courtyard you'll find costumed people in kilts and bearskin hats playing bagpipes. While meandering through the halls, stop a soldier, bagpiper, or washerwoman and ask them any questions you may have. Now operated by Parks Canada, the Citadel is one of Canada's most visited National Historic Sites. Open May 7 to October 31. Grounds open year-round (no services in off-season). Average duration of visit: three hours.
Historic Properties (Privateers Wharf)
Anchoring the downtown core, the area is home to 10 of the city's oldest buildings. Experience firsthand the history and heritage of Halifax, coupled with world-class shopping and fine dining. It's here that you'll find souvenirs, handmade accessories and unique giftware. Open daily.
Exciting, interactive exhibits illuminate the joy and wonder of science in everyday things. Kids of all ages can make giant bubbles, race against time, build bridges and more, as they stimulate their imagination and learn about science while they play. Changing exhibits, interactive workshops, high-definition movies and live science demonstrations. Open year-round. Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, 1pm to 5pm. Admission charged.
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, located at 1675 Lower Water St. is the perfect place for the 'seaworthy' enthusiast to find out about everything involving Nova Scotia maritime history from 1850-present. Open daily; closed Monday from November to April. Admission charged.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the gateway to the arts for Atlantic Canada. Located in downtown Halifax, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia offers various exhibitions and a variety of programming opportunities. With more than 13,000 works in the collection, it is Atlantic Canada's premier art museums.
Known as the idyllic fishing village, Peggy's Cove is one of most popular stops in Atlantic Canada. Set on rocky shores, the lighthouse and village at Peggy's Cove are a photographer's paradise. Rte. 333, 44 kilometres west of Halifax.
Harbor Hopper Tours
Hop aboard for this fun filled amphibious tour! This narrated tour takes you through the streets of historic Halifax highlighting some of the downtown core AND gives you a mariner's view of the spectacular harbourfront and the beautiful skylines of both Halifax and Dartmouth.
Rainbow Haven Beach
If relaxing on the sand while the kids build sandcastles is more your style, our hotel is close to a number of summer hotspots. Rainbow Haven is known for its large sand and cobble beach. There is a boardwalk, change houses, toilet facilities, and a canteen (seasonal). Supervised. Located 8 km east of Cow Bay.
Festivals and Events
Nova Scotia hosts over 550 events each year, from music festivals and theatre, to food and wine festivals. Some of Halifax's most famous events include the Nova Scotia International Tattoo, International Buskerfest, Atlantic Jazz Festival and the Halifax Comedy Festival.