The Halifax riding encompasses the City of Halifax and goes as south as Sambro Island. The riding border follows the eastern coastline of the Chebucto Peninsula and includes Halibut Bay, Herring Cove, Spryfield and Sable Island and goes as west as the Terrence Bay Provincial Wilderness Area.
Halifax is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada and is home to a variety of cultures. In Halifax, one can enjoy the mass amounts of locally owned restaurants, bars and bistros, take a ride on the Harbour Hopper, attend professional sporting events and concerts at the Scotia Bank Centre and much more.
Founded in 1749, Halifax is one of the oldest cities in Canada and attracts a lot tourism because of it. The most notable tourist attraction is Citadel Hill, which has a massive stone fortification that has been fully restored and is a National Historic Site of Canada.
However, the Halifax riding is more than just the City of Halifax. Outside of the metropolitan centre, the riding is home to fishing communities, lively villages and beautiful hiking and camping locations along vast coves and bays.
This riding brings together the convenience and opportunity of a major city along with the tranquility and charm of traditional rural areas. It is truly the best of both worlds and that is why its population growth is amongst the highest in Canada.
The Halifax riding is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral land of the Mi’kmaq First Nations peoples. The Mi’kmaq have lived in the Halifax area for millennia and are the predominant Indigenous group in Nova Scotia.