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Experience the Best Nova Scotia Attractions

The Barrington Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Halifax, within walking distance of Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax Convention Centre and the Scotiabank Centre. Our convenient central location and friendly, knowledgeable staff make us the perfect home base for exploring the diverse attractions, activities and fun places to go in Halifax. 

Bathed in fresh, sea breezes drifting in over the waterfront, Halifax features charming historic architecture, relaxing, beautifully maintained parks and gardens, a cosmopolitan arts and dining scene, vibrant nightlife and much, much more. Whether you want to explore the historic waterfront, pop into a museum or two or catch a live show at one of the many nightclubs and music venues, The Barrington Hotel front desk staff will be happy to offer recommendations and assist with transportation, ticket arrangements and more.

Casino Nova Scotia

Open year-round Casino Nova Scotia is Atlantic Canada's largest gaming and entertainment destination.

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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

The Halifax Citadel has long watched over the harbour and the downtown core of the capital city of Halifax. Originally built as a military fortification to protect the Empire from enemies (and the occasional pirate), today the Citadel and its distinctive Clock Tower act as a reminder of Halifax’s rich past.

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Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre is Atlantic Canada’s premier family destination found along the beautiful Halifax Waterfront. Its new, state-of-the-art 40,000-square-foot facility features four floors of interactive learning experiences.

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Historic Properties

Experience Halifax’s heritage firsthand at Historic Properties on Halifax’s waterfront.

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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Located in the heart of Halifax’s historic waterfront, there’s no better place to get immersed in Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage than the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

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Neptune Theatre

Neptune Theatre has something for everyone! Located at 1593 Argyle Street, Neptune boasts two stages with a variety of productions ranging from local and Canadian-made plays to stories known the world over. Find out more about Neptune on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channel NeptuneHFX.

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Halifax Shopping Centre

Atlantic Canada’s largest multi-building shopping centre! 

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