It is that time of the year again, Halifax launches its annual Doors Open event on, June 2nd and 3rd 2018, 10 am to 4 pm. Doors Open Halifax is intended to make available, free access to buildings of historical, contemporary, and architectural significance to the general public. This event is hosted by, The Doors Open Halifax Heritage Society, whose goal is to generate interest in our environment, filled with beautiful iconic buildings.

Doors Open Halifax is a great family event, and is designed to show residents of Halifax what the city is all about, including its rich history and cultural artifacts. Since most of the oldest-iconic buildings in Atlantic Canada are located in Halifax, walking through these buildings gives you an idea of Canadian history, in contrast to other cities around the world. Aligned with the new ultra-modern buildings springing up in Halifax, this Doors Open event is bound to give you best of both worlds, looking from a modern and historical point of view.

This Sixth-anniversary event holds a roster of over 30 venues this year, giving you full access to all sections of buildings which are generally closed to the public. Some venues participating in this event includes Alexander Keith's Brewery, Alderney Landing Cultural Centre, Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax City Hall, and Government House. You can visit the Doors Open Halifax website at Doors Open Halifax for a list of all participating venues in 2018. Accessing each building during this event is as simple as, walking up to the venue, and being welcomed in by the host. The host gives you a tour of the building, elaborating on its significance and importance to the community.

The following are a couple of the venues participating in this event:

Alexander Keith’s Brewery

Keith’s Brewery was founded in 1820 by Alexander Keith, and is one of the oldest commercial breweries in North America. Since its launch, this brewery has served as a popular destination for tourists and beer fans alike, who travel far and wide to see this ancient marvel. Walking through this brewery gives you a taste of history, as the flair of the 18th century is still present across its three floors.

Halifax City Hall

Halifax City Hall is one of the oldest municipal buildings in Nova Scotia. Constructed in 1890, Halifax City Hall has served as home to the Municipal Government for over 100 years. The City Hall has also been used for many functions throughout the decade, with the Famous Harry Houdini using the basement jail cell for his first ever jail break in 1896.

Cathedral Church of All Saints

The Cathedral Church of All Saints is arguably the largest Anglican Church in Canada. Completed in 1910, this Anglican church has served as the Chief Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Its sheer size and history in Canada has earned it a reputation, as one of the most likely places to visit in Atlantic Canada.

Walking through these buildings is an eye-opening experience most often don’t get. You don’t want to miss this event, as Doors Open Halifax gives you the opportunity to speak with individuals who know these buildings by heart. You can visit Doors Open Halifax for more Info on all participating venues.

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