Visit Halifax, Nova Scotia and Enjoy Three Historical Looks at the Country's Past

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel welcomes history buffs to experience Canada's rich past, present and future with three nearby attractions

Aug 19, 2010, 12:28 ET from Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Halifax, Nova Scotia has long been a city known for its rich history. The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel in Nova Scotia has always celebrated its city's impressive past and now gives guests three reasons to turn a trip to the city into a trip down Canada's memory lane.

History lovers of all things Canada are sure to delight in these three distinct local area attractions.

Pier 21 –The Canadian equivalent to America's Ellis Island, Pier 21 is Canada's Immigration Museum. Featuring a historical look at the history of Canadian immigration, it's an eye-opening celebration of Canada's foundational past and the people that made the country what it is today. Visit for more information.

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – Located in the heart of Halifax's historic waterfront district, The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is an insightful place to learn about Nova Scotia's abundant maritime heritage. This is also where much of the paraphernalia from the Titanic is displayed. Visit for more information.

The Halifax Explosion – The Halifax Explosion was the world's largest (accidental) man-made explosion before Hiroshima. It occurred on December 6, 1917, when a Belgian relief vessel and a French munitions carrier collided in Halifax Harbour during World War I, killing approximately 2,000 people. Learn about the history and the aftermath at the Memorial Bell Tower at Fort Needham in Halifax.

Come to Halifax and experience the rich heritage and impressive past of the city that this acclaimed downtown Halifax hotel calls home.

About Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Discover a sparkling, waterfront hotel boasting an ideal location connected to Casino Nova Scotia. Positioned in the heart of downtown, the hotel is steps from the business district, World Trade & Convention Center and numerous attractions. Travelers delight in deluxe Halifax accommodations and amenities while marveling at this AAA 4-Diamond hotel's upgraded business facilities. Relax at Interlude Spa, indulge in exquisite cuisine in one of the hotel's restaurants: 44 North Restaurant or Fife & Drum.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 902-421-1700, or visit

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