Founded in 1749, Halifax is a lovely coastal city, and is the economic center of Atlantic Canada, with a population of nearly 400,000 including the municipalities of Darmouth and Bedford. It is an important business destination in Canada and a popular tourist spot in summer. Downtown Halifax is hilly, compact, and largely defined by the water. The main part of the city is only 9 km north-south, and about 3 km east-west. It is hilly east-west and flatter north-south.
The best places to run in Halifax are accessible from downtown hotels. Highlights include running along the vibrant waterfront, several public parks including signature Point Pleasant Park, Victorian-lined residential streets in the South End, and over the the bridge to Dartmouth, which hosts some good running spots as well. If you have time — and a car — good running ‘destinations’ include the BLT Trail, the path around St. Margarets Bay, and the Dyke Land trails in the Annapolis Valley.
Public transport consists principally of a good municipal bus system. A passenger ferry connects to Dartmouth.
Thanks to Bruce at Running Room Halifax for their help with this guide!