We love living in Halifax so much we made a colouring book dedicated to our wonderful city. Colour in the landmarks of Halifax and enjoy a bit of Halifax history and facts along the way!
Download the entire colouring book here or choose individual pages below.
St. Mary's Bascilica
St. Mary's Bascilica was consecrated on October 19th, 1899 and made a basilica in 1950 by Pope Pius XII. The basilica boasts the tallest granite spire in North America.
Bluenose II is a replica of the fishing schooner Bluenose, which was built in 1963 as a promotional yacht for Oland Brewery; it became Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador in 1971. The Bluenose can be found on the Canadian dime.
A. Murray Mackay Bridge
There are two bridges that span Halifax Harbour connecting Halifax and Dartmouth. On an average work day, there are 104,000 crossings on both bridges!
Fishing Boats in the Halifax Harbour
Fishing boats frequently gather in Halifax Harbour prior to heading out for fishing. Many different types of fish are caught in the waters around Halifax, including herring, lobster and tuna.
Halifax Public Gardens
The Halifax Public Gardens was officially opened in 1867; in 1887 the Bandstand was added to the Gardens and had remained an important part of the gardens over the years. It is used frequently for concerts and performances.
The Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk is 3km of public footpath along the Halifax waterfront. There are many shops and museums along the boardwalk, including the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Pier 21 and Bishops Landing. Thousands of people visit and walk the boardwalk each year.
George's Island is a glacial drumlin and is the largest island entirely within the harbour limits of Halifax Harbour. The island is now a National Historic Site of Canada.
Prince's Lodge was named for the estate that Prince Edward, Duke of Kent resided in while in Halifax from 1794-1800. The only thing that remains of the original estate is the small, round music room that stands on a knoll overlooking the Bedford Basin.
The Wave was commissioned in 1988 by the Waterfront Development Corporation. It stands 12 feet tall and is 30 feet in diameter. Designed as a piece of public art, the Wave has become a very popular place for young and old alike to try and scale its height.
Theodore Too is a life size tugboat based on the fictional tugboat Theodore from the television show Theodore Tugboat. Theodore Too was first launched in April 2000. Theodore was once a staple of Halifax, providing tours and welcoming boats and visiting cruise ships, but had relocated to Hamilton, Ontario in the summer of 2021.
The Town Clock at Citadel Hill dates back to 1803 when Prince Edward, Duke of Kent had it constructed to resolve an issue of local garrison being constantly late. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Halifax.
A popular spot on the Halifax waterfront, the Submarine Playground was opened in 2011. The playground features slides, ship's wheel, climbing ropes and much more to inspire active play for young and old alike.
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