Originally Posted by north 42
Im really surprised at how big and dense Halifax looks. Pretty great for a city that size.
Halifax is one of those old eastern Canadian cities that went into relative decline about 100 years ago. Due to its geography and history, Halifax has lots going for it. There's a large inventory of pre war buildings, colonial era fortifications, a big port, relatively large airport, massive military presence, coast guard, 6 universities, hospitals galore, and a spectacular setting that surprises people who've overlooked this region of the country.
There are only 400,000 people in metro Halifax, but it's definitely one of those cities that punch far above its weight.