B3H 2P6 Travel Guide
This is not so much a bar hop as a bar marathon that runs (get it?) the entire length of Canada. If you have the stamina, so do we.
Halifax, Nova Scotia is a seafaring harbor city, home to salty sailors of yore and local brew pubs, and its dark ocean waters are the final resting place of the Titanic.
It's also home to Roy’s Lounge in The Westin Nova Scotian. This classic lounge was originally called the Griffin Lounge back in 1963, when bartender Roy first started out there. Now, fifty years later, he can still be found here shaking or stirring his famous martini. And get this -- earlier this year The Westin Nova Scotian re-named the lounge after him.
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See that classy red brick building in the center of the photo above? That's nothing other than the Westin Nova Scotian, well the back of it at least. This view is from the port, as we spent our brief tim in Halifax onboard a ship theremore on that tomorrowand yet we want to talk about the Westin and trains.
If you arrive to Halifax by train, by VIA Rail Canada to be more specific, then you'll be pulling into a station right next to the Westin Nova Scotian. You can even see it in this picture; it's the lower, lighter red brick building between Pier 21 and the large hotel.
Although the Westin Nova Scotian isn't exactly located in the thick of things in Halifax, it is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the views over the harbor and the proximity to the rail station the waterfront boardwalk and the Farmers Market soon to open on the piers. Rates for the fall are looking good too. Think $250 CAD ($235 USD) per night, and yes they have a parking lot too for those of you who want to do the fall foliage drive.