The Halifax Region, focused on Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, is the economic hub of the province and often the first point of entry. The city offers a diversity of things to do and places to go. The surrounding area has many recreation opportunities with beaches, parks and lakes.
- 1 Peggy's Cove - one of Canada's most picturesque villages
- 2 Sable Island - 300 km off shore in the Atlantic Ocean
Robert L. Stanfield International Airport (YHZ IATA), 20-30 minutes north of Halifax, provides connections to most of the major cities in Canada, and some international flights to the United States, Iceland and London.
Highway 102 (sometimes referred to as the Bicentennial Highway, or Bi-High) is the main road link, connecting with the Trans-Canada Highway 104 at Truro. The region is also the starting/ending point for the main roads through the Annapolis Valley (Hwy 101), South Shore (Hwy 103) and the Eastern Shore (Hwy 7). It is roughly a three-hour drive from Moncton to Halifax and 3½ hours from Charlottetown to Halifax.
Halifax is one of the main terminals for the two bus companies that serve Atlantic Canada — Greyhound Canada and Maritime Bus. They provide daily bus service to other communities along Highway 102 and the Trans-Canada, and to Charlottetown and towns in New Brunswick.
- Curly Portable's, Along Highway 2 in Enfield (turn off Highway 102 at Exit 7, turn east and drive for five minutes, it's on the left-hand side of the road), ☏ . Real bar food in an old-fashioned tavern.