Halifax Historic Suburbs Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

Schmidtville and Irishtown - the Titanic Connection Walking Excursion

Walk through Halifax's first suburbs and learn how the city has become the center of Nova Scotia. The tour covers 200 years of history and culture. Learn about Halifax Citizen George Wright who was a victim of the Titanic disaster.

This part of Halifax has been my home all my life and I have to say it is the best part of the city to live, work and play. I want visitors to walk away with the same level of appreciation for the area as I do.


Tour guides you through historic old South Suburbs of Halifax. The tour is designed to give you a taste of the history and people of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Departure from stated location.
Walk through Spring Garden Rd. area to south Barrington St. and enjoy the historic areas of Schmidt's Ville and Old Irishtown, which are the first areas to be developed outside the original city walls some 200 years ago.
End Point will be at Cornwallis Park.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The meeting location will be from previously arranged location. If visitors are from a cruise ship we will meet at the port gates.

End location: The end location will be from previously arranged location.
If visitors are from a cruise ship we will end at the port gates

Duration: 2 hours

Tours are dependent on the weather. Walking tours occur during from May 1st to Nov. 1st annually.


Walking tour - Transportation in downtown Halifax is best by walking.

What’s Included

Other: What is included in the tour:
Expert guide
Guide map

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 CAD - to cover any museum admissions that visitors might like to add to the tour.

What’s Extra

Other: Food and Beverage

A Recent Review of this tour

William graciously accommodated our schedule. He prepared specific information to satisfy our particular interests. He was knowledgable and entertaining. He structured the tour, starting at the top floor of the new library, to give us a general overview before moving into the specifics of the Schmidtville neighborhood. He was both friendly and very professional. Great tour.
Anders Christensen

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