Halifax, Nova Scotia

Point Pleasant Park

Point Pleasant Park is the signature park in Halifax, with 39 km (25 miles) of running trails. It is 3km south of downtown. The highlight is the trail along the water, following Sailors Memorial Way, which runs for ~2 miles (3.4 km), with great harbor views, woods, beaches, and eighteenth-century gun emplacements. There are also miles of wide, forested interior trails. Highlights include several historic military batteries and the the Prince of Wales Tower.

At the western entrance, Tower Road at Point Pleasant Drive, a large map shows all walkways and points of interest.


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  • Seawall loop is 3.9 km (2.4 miles) including spur out to HalTerm lookoff. Many more miles of interior trails.
  • Moderately hilly
  • Anywhere in park
  • Main entrance off Point Pleasant Dr. Western entrance is Tower Rd. with a good map. There are upper and lower parking lots. Bus Route 9