Talk:Halifax

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I've trimmed the Shambala information. The external link will lead interested parties to more information. rm3154

- Someone wanna confirm this ? 207.134.56.158 16:06, 11 September 2006 (EDT)

(update: I believe BMI and Zoom and potentially others do direct flights to London)


The farmers market is now (april) open till 3pm.

Comfy corner cafe is now closed and becoming some kind of Jazz place.

Thirsty duck is also closed, unsure if this is for refurb or for ever.


I have edited the 'Bus Transit' section. Acadian Lines went out of business and ceased service completely this past November. It seems that 'MaritimeBus' has taken over their service and the business resides at the same address. I have made the amendments and left the original description as they offer the same service. -CNS —The preceding comment was added by CollieNS (talkcontribs)

I've also removed 'Love Me Boutique' from the store list, as it closed last July. I have also added Bookmark Bookstore, the last independent new-bookstore on the peninsula. —The preceding comment was added by CollieNS (talkcontribs)

Connections[edit]

Does this mean that Halifax (Nova Scotia) is connected to mainland Canada by bridge/roads?

--86.52.60.151 05:04, 21 August 2010 (EDT)

Nova Scotia is no island. Some parts of Nova Scotia are islands (the largest one being Cape Breton which is linked to the mainland by a short bridge), but Halifax is on the main part of NS. No island = no bridge necessary. :-) 24.222.162.197 00:40, 13 November 2010 (EST)

Citadel[edit]

As a former employee I don't mind doing a bit of extra or additional work on the Citadel section. I did amend the 'Noon Gun' portion. The gun fires every day of the year except for Christmas day, albeit with a reduced gun-crew (2, instead of 5-man in the summer) but visitors are welcome at any point to watch it. I also hesitate to use the word ceremonial with the gun, it is very much a real gun, with real gun powder and is a real tradition that has been on going (on-record) since the 1830's, though there is reason to believe it has gone on since the city's founding in 1749, as time signalling guns were often used. —The preceding comment was added by 99.192.92.48 (talkcontribs)

Weather[edit]

Hey I'm a voyager and I've got no idea how to fix this, but the weather box is off to the far right and it's hard to read. Anyone know how to fix? LeptonMadness (talk) 04:38, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

It's supposed to be like that, because there is no prose accompanying the box on the left side. Globe-trotter (talk) 04:59, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
(ec) Do you mean the box with the temperature info in the Climate section? That box is controlled by Template:Climate, which automatically aligns it with the right side of the page, as far as I know. There should be text describing the climate as well and normally that text flows around the weather box so it doesn't look so odd. If you want to make changes to the box, I'd recommend raising it on the template's Talk page. Cheers -Shaundd (talk) 05:01, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Alternative banner for this article?[edit]

Halifax banner.jpg

In the Hebrew Wikivoyage we are currently using this banner instead of the one which is currently used here. Do you think too that this banner would would better than the existing one? ויקיג'אנקי (talk) 06:48, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

I don't know, because the current one is so funny it made me laugh. Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:59, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
There is now a default banner different from the "tugboat", a lighthouse, used for example on the French Wikivoyage. Amqui (talk) 18:04, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
That's a beautiful shot of Peggys Cove lighthouse. The only problem is Peggys Cove is a separate article on EN so I don't think it would be appropriate for Halifax.
The tugboat, BTW, is Theodore and is well known in Halifax for its tours. It's not without merit as a banner subject but I wouldn't call it iconic either. Something to do with the harbour, Citadel or clock tower would probably be better if we want to stay away from skylines (and i don't recall anything remarkable about Halifax's skyline. -Shaundd (talk) 21:38, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Primary topic?[edit]

Surely this Halifax is "so much more famous" than the others as to be the primary topic? Powers (talk) 18:57, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

  • Honestly, I have never even heard about the existance of any other place named Halifax. Our searching engine has just told me about Halifax-England and Halifax-Massachussetts. Total news for me. Ibaman (talk) 19:21, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Same here. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:29, 29 September 2015 (UTC)