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Halifax has various attractions that each first time guest ought not miss.

These incorporate strolling the footpath alongside the water-front, visiting a famous National Historic Site, the Halifax Citadel, and dropping into the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to see the Titanic exhibition.

The Museum of Natural History is found within a walking distance from bastion Hill, what’s more, is not difficult to track down in light of the fact that there is a giant frog hanging down to the side of the structure. It is a reproduction of the spring peeper, a little frog with a particular call that envoys the arrival of spring to Nova Scotia. This exhibition hall is the base camp of the Nova Scotia gallery framework and houses a large portion of about 1,000,000 ancient rarities related to the natives of the region. The historical center equips an absolute cutting-edge innovation to guarantee elderly guests particularly kids, amusement while learning about the natural and anthropological history of Nova Scotia.

A huge part of the historical center is saved for voyaging shows and the current one in plain view until May 24th is a whopper. Dinosaurs Unearthed highlights life size animatronic models of grown-up and adolescent Tyrannosaurus Rex, the horned herbivore Protoceratops and the widely adored velociraptor, Deinonychus. lt likewise incorporates recently unearthed fossils from different destinations, including Nova Scotia, and a burrowing pit where you can take a stab at fossil science.

Not to be missed is an exhibition of the Science on a sphere, a globe that seems to turn in mid-air and can be utilized to recreate the planets, the moon, worldwide climate and sea flows, earthquakes and numerous different wonders. It is one of just two in Canada and is an extraordinary instructing tool.

The static shows are similarly instructive. A portion of the features are carried out from the first paleo-lndians, which date back 13,500 years, choice of Mi’kmaq work, rocks and pearls, including some astonishing Nova Scotia gold pieces, and lifelike models highlighting local moose and other species. The Marine Gallery has a reproduction of the Sable lsland climate station and a interesting 3D sandbox in which the conditions making the moving sands that shape the island can be reproduced. This is nevertheless a concise portrayal of all of what the whole historical center has to bring to the table, and when you go, make certain to pass “Greetings” to Gus – the gopher tortoise.

Theater in Halifax has a long history and 2015 imprints the 100th commemoration of such on the site where the current Neptune Theater is found. The first theater was planned by Halifax’s renowned draftsman, Andrew Cobb. The acoustics were so great that regardless of a few revamps, the first stage has been saved. While its little size has impediments, these are more than balance by the private feel of this admired spot. Neptune is Atlantic Canada’s biggest expert theater and over the course of the years has pulled in some notable entertainers to show up there including Tony Randall, John Neville and Fiona Reid.

Neptune’s season generally runs from September through May and draws crowds from far off. For some, making an overnight visit to the city to see the most recent creation is a wonderful custom. Nonetheless, there is another approach to visit Neptune that doesn’t include observing a show. Theater permits guests to visit behind the stage segments of the structure through the Doors Open program once per year. It offers admittance to structures of memorable and social significance that are generally closed for general society. The hall dividers are fixed with banners of almost 200 creations, organized since the new auditorium opened in 1997. Among the attractions is the very colorful closet room with ensembles from each conceivable time and period. The Cast Wall of Popularity is an especially interesting practice. At the end of a creation the cast makes its own novel montage or subject on a divider. One could undoubtedly go through an hour, poring over the subtleties on this divider. The feature of ,,behind the stage visit,, is, obviously, to remain on the stage and face the crowd.

Other than visiting during these occasions, singular gathering visits can be organized by earlier meeting with theater admin. Get in touch at neptunetheatre.com

For an opportunity to encounter the country side of Nova Scotia, in a real sense inside perspective on the midtown pinnacles of Halifax, consider a visit to Fisherman’s Cove-located a simple drive from the city in rural Eastern Passage. lt offers the opportunity to go for a walk on a footpath through an estuarine salt swamp, experience a functioning fishing local area, take a boat ride to McNab’s lsland, chow down a catch of the day, or shop some interesting Maritime assortments. Angler’s Cove is a non-profit association that supervises a special assortment of shops, cafés and notable destinations not very far from downtown Halifax.

Guests can start appreciating the salt air and incredible perspectives from the promenade at McGormack’s Beach, which flanks the waters of Eastern Passage. lt was through this restricted stream that in August 1864 the Confederate thief Tallahassee, with the assistance of Halifax pilot Jock Flemming, made an escape from union ships that had pursued her north into Halifax Harbor. That occasion is celebrated every year through Tallahassee Days, during which Fisherman’s Cove wakes up with costumed privateers and mermaids that probably won’t have lot to do with the real occasion, yet is extraordinary and exciting experience.

Angler’s Cove is the start point for McNab’s lsland Ferry, which offers boat visits to that island of deserted fortresses, deserted sea shores and fabulous perspectives of peninsular Halifax. The organization additionally offers boat voyages through external Halifax Harbor counting Lawlor’s and baffling Devil’s lsland. Paddlers can dispatch their own kayaks and visit the serene waters of The Crick (as local people call the little harbor) or head out for a McNab’s lsland landing. For those slanted to remain shore wards there is a lot to see and do beginning with a walk toward the north side of the inlet, a genuine working wharf where angler land their gets of lobster, mackerel, haddock, cod and halibut. Touring done, there’s an ideal opportunity to visit the many intriguing shops at Fisherman’s Inlet, situated in little beautiful structures that have served as the anecdotal Maine town of Haven in the TV arrangement of a similar name. At Shore Things hope to discover unique hand tailored artworks produced using driftwood, sea shore glass, shells and other common materials found close by. Mist Off is an East Coast apparel line sold distinctly at Angler’s Cove, while the Emerald Cauldron and the Violet Unicorn offer things on the more unconventional side. At this point most guests will be hungry and Boondocks has an extraordinary open air deck where you can test a portion of that new fish that was simply shipped fresh.

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Posted: 28/02/2017 in Tours

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Virgin Islands

Posted: 11/11/2012 in Tours
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The early days

On his second voyage to the New World in 1493, Christopher Columbus encountered a very special corner of the Caribbean. Dozens of virtually untouched islands dotted the landscape – so many as a matter of fact, that he let his imagination go a bit wild and named them Las Once Mil Las Virgins (the Virgin Islands) after the legendary St. Ursula, and the 11 000 virgins.

In truth, Columbus wasn’t the first to come across the Virgin Islands. Amerindian tribes had made their way up the island chain by canoe from Venezuela several hundred years earlier, settling in small villages along the shorelines where they hunted and fished. Columbus saw no traces of these Indians when he sailed by, perhaps they had died out or had just moved on. Europeans, though, soon followed Columbus lead. First the Dutch settled on the western end of Tortola in the mid 17 Th century, and later they were supplanted by the British who annexed the small archipelago to the Leeward Islands in 1672.

These early settlers built cotton and sugar plantations and before long were exporting large quantities of rum and molasses to England. The economy though, was tenuous and shortly after 1834 when slavery was abolished in the British West Indies, the plantation way of life began to decline. By the mid 19th century, the islands former slaves were virtually the only inhabitants, and for the next 130 or so years the territory became a sleepy backwater of the British Empire. The inhabitants were predominately fishermen and farmers and it wasn’t until the 1970s that the islands began to burgeon as a popular yachting center and tourist destination. Today, tourism is a mainstay of the economy along with a growing international finance industry.

The Islands

Tortola is the B.V.I. largest island and the center of its commerce and government.  With a population of approximately 22 000, Tortola has lush green mountains at its center and velvety white beaches dotting its northern shoreline. Sage mountain with an elevation of 1716 feet is its highest point and features some of the dense tropical foliage that predominated when Columbus first came across these islands.  Road Town, on the island’s southern shore, is the seat of the B.V.I. government and over the past several years has burgeoned into a bustling municipality with many shops, hotels, restaurants, two museums and several marinas.

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With over 3 000 inhabitants, Virgin Gorda is the next largest British Virgin Island. The Island is known for its crystalline beaches and its many upscale resorts. Huge granite boulders dot the area known as The Valley, and the spectacular boulder formation known as The Baths on the island’s northwest shore has become its most famous attraction. North Sound attracts boaters to its sheltered waters and high end resorts.

Jost Van Dyke, located to the north west of Tortola has its own laid-back charm. The island has just a few hundred inhabitants, but some spectacular beaches and a number of entertaining beach bars. Great Harbour, a small community hugging a half moon beach, has several good restaurants, and beautiful White Bay to its west has become popular with boaters and day trippers. Other popular destinations are at Little Harbour and Diamond Cay.

Anegada is the B.V.I. only coral atoll. Located about 20 miles to the northeast of Tortola, the sparsely populated isle is ringed by a swathe of white sand that makes it a haven for beach lovers. Much of this low-lying island is surrounded by the extensive Horseshoe Reef and is inhabited by fascinating fauna including the Anegada Rock Iguana and the Roseate Flamingo.


In all there are more than 40 islands, islets and cays in the British Virgin Islands. Some have just a hotel or beach bar and are linked to Tortola or Virgin Gorda by a ferry, others are uninhabited and can only be reached by a charter boat or private vessel. All add to the rich texture of this unique and lovely island chain.

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