Halifax is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. It is a major port city on the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the finest harbours in the world. It is closer to Europe than any other east coast port of call, while Toronto and New York are just two hour away from Halifax.
Halifax has a number of art galleries, theatres and museums. It also hosts a wide variety of festivals such as The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, The Atlantic Film Festival, The Halifax Busker Festival, In the Dead of Winter Music Festival, and Halifax Pop Explosion among others. With a low cost of living and being a seaside city, there are a lot of activities, like whale watching and surfing, within the province.
Fun fact: Halifax is listed #4 in the world for Destinations on the Rise via TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award.