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Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and the province's largest city. Halifax and its surrounding urban area was home to nearly 700 thousand people in 2011, making it the biggest population on the country's Atlantic coast.  In 2012, it was ranked first among “large cities by quality of life” by fDi Magazine and fourth by MoneySense in its list of best places to live in Canada.

The Port of Halifax and the local concentration of many of Canada's government services (such as the Department of National Defence) make Halifax an economic power in eastern Canada. The surrounding area is home to many private sector companies, as well as agricultural, mining and natural gas industries.

How to save time when renting a car in Halifax

If you're traveling to Halifax on business, VroomVroomVroom can be used to find a cheap car rental rate and to book a reservation quickly and easily. You won't have to pay now; just pick up your rental car and pay when you arrive. Car rental locations are no exception in this city.  Dozens and dozens of car rental businesses are located within Halifax.  Examples include Enterprise, National, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Avis, and many more.  

Take some time to compare prices at VroomVroomVroom and find the best deal on rent a car in Halifax.  Read our Price Promise to know more about it.  The city has plenty of visual sightseeing including museums, parks, historical sites, gardens, farms, theaters, and much more.  Renting a car would get you around quicker and easier so you can fully enjoy your stay

Since Halifax provides plenty of rental cars, you have more opportunities to choose your features in a car rental.  Choose from options like number of seats, trunk space, interior style, stereo systems, the number of cup holders, type of seats, and much more.  The possibilities are endless with car rentals in Halifax. 

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Driving tips in Halifax

Building and architecture enthusiasts have much to see while in Halifax. Drive your rental car to the middle of Halifax and explore a range of examples, either classic or unique! The most interesting landmark is Citadel Hill, a fortress (and National Historic Site) overlooking the downtown office towers – its famous Halifax Town Clock is a popular subject for photographers. Fenwick Tower is the tallest high-rise in Halifax, at 98 meters high and with 32 floors. The south end of Halifax is famous for grand, Victorian-style houses, while the west and north sides of the city have almost countless examples of well preserved wooden residences. Local architecture experts can tell you all about the unique feature known as “the Halifax Porch.”

The amount of museums, parks, gardens, and many other entertainment destinations that Halifax has not only gives you plenty of things to do, but also plenty of convenient parking areas for your car rental.  Aside from that, there are plenty of signs that guide your way as you drive around from one destination to another.  Advantages such as these make booking a car rental in Halifax less stressful as well as more convenient. Check out our informative Travel Guide section for a list of attractions. 

Best time to Visit Halifax

Weather-wise, the best months to visit this city is during late spring (from March to May) and in summer (June to August), when the days are generally pleasant and nights are not too cold. However, take note that these months normally attract plenty of tourists and travelers, so expect eye-watering hotel rates. If you want to skip  the huge crowds and the high prices, come visit Halifax from November to February. Although you'd be forced to contend with  icy winds, but you'll be granted permission to Nova Scotia's ski slopes. March and April are also good as it attract fewer tourists and lower hotel rates, but the season of spring (with rain) can make visiting sights a filthy search.

Top and Popular Tourist Attractions in Halifax

Halifax is a magnificent city and certainly provides an amazing amount of things to do.  There is so much to explore with your car rental that you have more than enough things to keep you entertained during your entire stay.  Have some fun exploring the historical museums, fantastic gardens, visual landmarks, beautiful parks, and wonderful theaters with your car rental.  Halifax is a great destination for both indoor and outdoor activities.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a fantastic destination for marine history with their amazing collection of buoys, anchors, binnacles, model ships, the Titanic exhibit, and many others.  Kids can enjoy time there exploring the various displays, as well as have fun with Lego City.  Grab your rental car and head out to some adventurous, creative fun.

Point Pleasant Park is a nice, friendly outdoor park to have a wonderful, relaxing time.  Drive your car rental over and enjoy picnicking to the fantastic views of the ocean, as well as enjoy taking a hike through more than 180 acres of forest.  Several paths add variety to walking, hiking, and jogging.

Two kids playing a lego blocks

Discovery Centre is a hands-on experience with several exhibits in science, as well as daily shows and movies to entertain while educating.  Kids can enjoy the hands-on fun with thousands of Lego blocks, as well as building a block bridge within the Arch Bridge location.  There is so much fun here that your rental car may enjoy it.

Lawrencetown Beach is a wonderful getaway destination with salt purified air and surfing fun.  This hot spot for surfers also has plenty of sand land to just kick back and relax.  Park the car rental and set out for some outdoor enjoyment.  The long stretch also allows for a lovely beach walk for those who prefer to keep moving.

Downtown Halifax is the entertainment and tourism hub of the municipality, featuring business offices, historic areas, museums, shopping facilities, restaurants, theaters, and nightlife options. Pier 21, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia are the main cultural and art institutions here. Shopping malls include Scotia Square, Barrington Place Shops, and Maritime Mall. Neptune Theater and the Shakespeare by the Sea theater are also located here. The most popular events in Halifax are being held here as well, including the Nova Scotia International Tattoo and the Atlantic Film Festival.

Halifax Public Gardens, CA

Halifax Public Gardens is a spectacular place in Halifax, noted for the incredible beauty which characterized it. The garden is Victorian-inspired and features numerous flowers, as well as walking paths. This is the perfect place to relax and admire the beauty of the gardens.

Elements on Hollis is a great restaurant in Halifax, where you will be able to experience the Canadian cuisine. The food is excellent and spectacularly presented, as well as the service and the atmosphere. You will surely have an amazing dining experience here.

Chives Canadian Bistro is another terrific restaurant in Halifax. The dining venue features expertly prepared local dishes which you will most certainly enjoy. Make sure that you also try the mouthwatering buttermilk biscuits, which give a nice touch to the menu.

What you need to know about Halifax arts and entertainment

The major culture center of Halifax Regional Municipality is an urban area populated by college graduates who support and frequent a variety of theatres, art galleries, museums and performance venues. These include the Neptune Theatre,Halifax Pop Explosion, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia andSymphony Nova Scotia. The HRM also hosts the Atlantic Film Festival, Greekfestand Shakespeare by the Sea.

Would you enjoy seeing the Natural Beauty that is Nova Scotia?

In Halifax, you also have plenty of chances to enjoy the outdoors, including beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and on the lakes, as well as parks throughout the city and its surrounding countryside.

The rental car you book using VroomVroomVroom will give you access to all of these beautiful natural wonders, and you'll be able to enjoy them whenever you want!

The Tattoo - a week of fun in Canada's most beautiful province

The biggest festival in Halifax is The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, a week-long annual event with educational workshops and a daily world-class show lasting over two hours, featuring fast-paced acts guaranteed to entertain your whole family.

If you're in Halifax in summertime, you can drive your rental car over to the Tattoo. With bagpipes, highland dancers, acrobats, modern music, and contemporary dancers, it's the world's biggest annual indoor show!

Held annually, the next one will occur from June 30, 2016 to July 7, 2016.

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Top depots in Halifax
  • Budget Halifax Car RentalBudget Halifax - 1554 Hollis Street, Metropark, Halifax, NS. B3J 1V8
  • Enterprise Halifax Kempt Road Car RentalEnterprise Halifax Kempt Road - 3387 Kempt Rd., Halifax, NS. B3K4X5
  • Alamo Halifax Cruise Ship Car RentalAlamo Halifax Cruise Ship - 1161 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS. B3H2P6
  • Avis Grafton Street Car RentalAvis Grafton Street - 1717 Grafton Street, Halifax, NS. B3J 2C6
  • Hertz Halifax Marriott Hotel Car RentalHertz Halifax Marriott Hotel - 1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS. B3J 3J5
  • Thrifty Halifax/Westin Hotel Car RentalThrifty Halifax/Westin Hotel - 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS. B3H 2P6
  • Dollar Halifax Westin Hotel Car RentalDollar Halifax Westin Hotel - 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS. B3H 2P6
  • Budget Halifax Car RentalBudget Halifax - 3275 Kempt Road, Halifax, NS. B3K 4X4
  • Avis Kempt Road Car RentalAvis Kempt Road - 3275 Kempt Road, Halifax, NS. B3K 4X4
  • Enterprise Halifax Bayers Lake Car RentalEnterprise Halifax Bayers Lake - 17-120 Susie Lake Cres, Halifax, NS. B3S1C7
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