Halifax Public Gardens
Opened in 1867, this lush area is one of North America’s finest formal Victorian gardens. Its seven hectares include formal floral displays, weeping trees, fountains, roses, magnolias and foliage plants. Ducks and swans splash in the ponds. Duration of visit: about an hour. Main entrance at the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street. Open daily May to November, 8am to dusk.