Halifax Stanfield International Airport serves the province of Nova Scotia in Canada, which includes the municipality of Halifax. With more than 3 million passengers passing through a year, Halifax Stanfield International is one of the busiest airports in Canada and consists of a 3-level terminal with more than 30 gates. Considered the Atlantic Canadian hub for all domestic, regional and international flights, Halifax Stanfield International offers flights from close to 20 airlines which connect to numerous international destinations in North America, Europe and more.
Halifax Stanfield International Airport is located about 35 kilometres from Halifax, with many options for transport to and from the airport. Passengers going towards Halifax can either take the Metro Transit, which will connect them from the airport to downtown Halifax at very affordable prices, or the Airport Express, which is more expensive but offers a shorter and speedier ride. Passengers going to the nearby Maritime provinces instead of Halifax can take the Maritime bus, which connects to more than 40 destinations across the Maritimes.
Alternately, passengers can also take a taxi directly into the city from outside the airport at the arrivals area – the ride will cost anything between CAN45 to more than CAN60, depending on traffic conditions.
What to see and do
Halifax is an interesting place: it was initially founded in the 1700s as a British military outpost! So if you find yourself in the city, don’t miss the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, a star-shaped naval station known as Fort George that sits atop a hill. Built in the 1800s, it took a whole 28 years to complete due to design and structural faults. Visit the historic site, restored to its former glory, and be taken through time as a costumed animator guides you through the musket galleries of the fort, garrison cells and other ancient structures.
For something a little more lighthearted but just as ancient, how about a visit to Fisherman’s Cove, a beautifully restored fishing village with 200 years of history? A picture-perfect place, you’d be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing something to do at Fisherman’s Cove. You can take a stroll on the tranquil boardwalk, rent a boat for whale-watching or fishing, or go on an island tour to nearby McNabs Island. You can also visit the many quaint little shops in the village, or watch the fishermen who are still operating from the cove bring their daily catch in at sunset. Feel hungry just looking at all that fish? Fret not – you can actually buy produce from the fishermen right off the boat, or try it cooked at the restaurants in the village. There is no taste in the world quite like that of freshly caught fish, and you’ll leave with its lingering aroma and flavour still on your tongue.
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