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Explore 75-hectares of tree-lined paths at Point Pleasant Park

Downtown Halifax
1 hour

About This Experience

One of the most popular places for a stroll in Halifax has to be Point Pleasant Park!

This 75-hectare park is home to towering trees, 39 km of winding footpaths, historical monuments, and great views of the Halifax Harbour and the North West Arm.

The park also features a supervised beach for swimming, off-leash dog walking areas, and summer performances of Shakespeare by the Sea.



HALI-FACT: The City of Halifax rents the land on which Point Pleasant Park is situated from the British Government for 1 shilling a year (roughly equivalent to 10 cents!), on a 999-year lease.


What to Bring

Walking shoes

What is Provided

Public restrooms
39km of trails
Ruins of early fortifications
Off-leash dog walking areas

Things you should know

AccessibilityMuch of the park is wheelchair accessible.
Hours5 AM-12 AM (midnight)
DogsThe majority of Point Pleasant Park is an off-leash park. Watch for signs of on-leash areas.
Weekend Bike AccessCyclists are permitted to ride on designated trails during Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Facilities Onsite facilities include: washrooms, picnic shelters, benches, picnic tables, parking lot and boardwalk

No open fires, including charcoal BBQs. No camping. Do not remove or damage flowers or trees. No vehicles permitted unless you get a pass issued by the park office.

Downtown Halifax
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