Halifax (Canada)

Halifax is a sizeable coastal town on the peninsula of Nova Scotia, in the eastern part of Canada, at coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The city's climate is continental humid, and the summers are in average cool and dry (average temperature 17 C) and the winters are mild and rainy (the average temperature of -5 ° C), most of the rain falls as snow. The main attraction of the area is the octagonal fortress Fort George (Citadel Hill), which offers splendid views of the city's harbor, and a small museum, as well as the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. There are exhibits related to the sinking of the Titanic and a collection of objects of the World War II-era, and an escorting corvette, and it appeared in a Canadian children's program, called "Theodore Tugboat". The city also has a few good parks and an annual aviation show."

Population: 413,710
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official languages: English, French
Emergency numbers: 911 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)
Electric plugs: A, B
Voltage: 120 V
Tipping in a restaurant: You are expected to tip 15% for normal service, 20% for exceptional service.
Time in destination: Jan 26, 2021, 9:36:36 PM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 23.7 31.5 16.0 6
February 23.4 30.9 15.6 5
March 30.2 37.2 23.0 7
April 39.0 46.0 31.6 12
May 48.0 55.9 39.7 13
June 57.0 65.1 48.6 12
July 63.5 71.2 55.6 10
August 64.2 71.8 56.7 11
September 57.9 65.7 50.0 10
October 48.7 55.9 41.4 12
November 39.6 46.0 33.1 12
December 28.9 36.1 21.6 10

More information: Halifax forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Halifax is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $63.70, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $262.91, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $79.78
  • Hotel (3 stars): $104.97
  • Hotel (4 stars): $110.68
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.67
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $22.24
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.71
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.02
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $13.37

More information: Halifax price level


Halifax has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 59.8 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 83.7 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 47.0 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Halifax safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: It is recommended that the traveller should carry an international driving license as a translation of the Finnish driving license. Passport and a credit card are required to rent a car.
  • Direction of traffic: The traffic in the United States and Canada is right-handed.
  • Insurance: It is recommended to take a paid insurance for rental cars. Standard car insurances do not have an insurance retracted, if your travel insurance does not cover something related to leasing. Without an insurance the driver is responsible, if a crash occurs, or if the car gets stolen or broken up. If you get into a crash, the insurance of the person responsible for the accident may cover the cost for the damage on your rental car, but not in every case, so you should first call the police and it can be tricky to obtain a compensation. The exception to this is New York, where the law prescribes, that the insurance has to cover a minimal insurance for rental cars.
  • Driving in the wider area: Some rental companies do not allow the export of theirs cars over the state border, you should check that in advance.

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