|Most popular in||December||High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||September||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 371||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||C$ 85||From Toronto to Halifax|
C$ 303 - C$ 551
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Seeking a vacation spot that mixes urban culture with some down home hospitality and small town charm? Look no further than Halifax. Delight in this lively centre of Atlantic Canada with our cheap return flights to Halifax; or, opt for a one-way ticket and enjoy Nova Scotia’s capital for as long as you like. You’ll love the city, but don’t miss the chance to venture out and enjoy the natural beauty of the region. Nearby Peggy’s Cove is one of Canada’s most popular attractions. The rocky shoreline of this picturesque fishing village on St. Margaret’s Bay makes it a prime destination. On the Eastern Shore, you can surf in Lawrencetown Beach or visit Crystal Crescent Beach, another coastal favourite. Why not take advantage of the terrific perks that this waterfront region has to offer? The money you’ll save on your cheap flights to Halifax makes seeing it all a breeze.
City life in Halifax flourishes with arts and culture. In October, the Halifax Pop Explosion festival showcases cool independent bands and musicians from Canada and beyond. Year round, you’ll enjoy the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Khyber Institute of Contemporary Arts in downtown Halifax. Dive into the region’s rich heritage and visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Halifax Citadel, Pier 21, and the Museum of Natural History. Beer lovers will get a kick out of touring Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery. Halifax offers a whole host of dining options, but you won’t want to miss sampling fresh fish and seafood from the Maritime provinces. At night, unwind at one of the pubs or enjoy concerts and theatres. Feeling lucky? Casino Nova Scotia offers gaming, dining and live entertainment.
Most cheap flights to Nova Scotia arrive in Halifax where a number of Unesco World Heritage Sites can be visited. Nearby attractions also include Peggy’s Cove, which claims to be one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. Finally, don’t forget that Nova Scotia is the world’s biggest exporter of lobsters so it would be a shame to leave before tucking into the local delicacy.
Flights to Halifax, Nova Scotia range from about 2-8h, depending on what other parts of Canada you’re flying in from. If you’re flying in from as far west as Vancouver, your flight to Halifax will likely be at least 7 hours, while a flight from Montreal may be under 2 hours.
There are several cities in Canada and multiple airlines that offer direct flights to and from Halifax, conveniently.
For example, Air Canada offers daily flights to Halifax from Calgary during the summer season, and from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and other cities year-round. You can take a flight from Calgary to Halifax direct year-round when flying with WestJet, an airline that also serves year-round daily flights to Halifax from Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto, as well as Vancouver and Winnipeg seasonally. Swoop airlines offers flights to Halifax from Hamilton year-round, six days a week, and from London, seasonally, five days a week.
Halifax is home to one major airport, Halifax Stanfield International Airport, which is 32.5km from the city centre.
The airport offers car services, including taxis and limousines, that you can take you to the heart of downtown in about half an hour, which will cost you a set fee of C$64. Arrange for a car with ease at the Ground Transportation kiosk in the arrivals terminal. For a couple of dollars, you can take bus 320 from the airport to Halifax city centre, but the journey will take nearly an hour or so during peak travel times. A shuttle service from Halifax airport to downtown will cost anywhere from a few dollars to about C$75, depending on the time of day and how in-demand the service is. Your ride can also be as short as 25 minutes, or as lengthy as 40-60 minutes.
Halifax is a city that combines rural charm, a distinct history, and modern urban thrills, so there’s always something interesting to experience.
Strolling down Halifax’s famous harbour will allow you to view its splendid Historic Properties, as well as engage in some exciting boutique shopping and dine at tasty cafés and pubs.
Those who adore Canadian beer will appreciate a tour at Alexander Keith’s Brewery, one of Canada’s top brews and a fun place to hang out in Halifax.
Halifax’s Victorian-era Public Gardens is the place to go for lush greenery, tranquil gazebos, and gorgeous flowers, making it ideal for picnics and relaxing afternoons in general.
Visit Canada’s oldest maritime museum at Halifax’s Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, home to artifacts and exhibits that highlight the city’s famous ports throughout history.
Since Halifax Canadian territory, Canadian citizens do not need a passport or visa to visit. However, it’s always helpful to have a valid passport when flying to ensure your identity is verified and to help avoid any red tape whilst travelling.