If you are looking to walk down Brunswick street, there are to main ends to it. One end is up near the McDonald bridge, however if you are in the downtown core, you will most likely start to walk down Brunswick street from Spring Garden Road.
Spring Garden Road & Brunswick
On your left hand side heading towards Citadel Hill, the first thing that you will find is the Halifax Folklore Centre. If you are into traditional music at all, this is a place that you HAVE to go into.
On the left hand side of the road, you will also come across steveoreno’s cafe. Steveoreno’s is really well known for a great cup of coffee, and if you are heading up to Citadel Hill, it is the last place you can grab a coffee before you head to the top of the hill.
On your right hand side here you will find the Cambridge Suites hotel, which is also another excellent spot to stay if you are doing events in downtown Halifax or more accurately at the Metro Centre, which is just down the road.
As you pass through Sackville Street you will see on your left hand side the way up Citadel Hill, but on your right hand side you will see the Molson Canadian offices in Halifax, directly acros the street from here you will find the Halifax Alehouse, where you can head in for a great meal, or at night some great live music nightly.
If you are looking for one of the best sports bars in Halifax, HFX sports is a place you need to check out. HFX is fairly new into Halifax, however they do all types of sports and more tv’s than you need.
On the right hand side you will see the Halifax Metro Centre, this is the major area where you will see most of the events, from concerts, to sporting events.
The Old Town Clock
On your left hand side you will see one of the most iconic buildings in Halifax. This is the Old Town Clock.
The Old Town Clock
The year was 1800, and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, was preparing to return to England. Obsessed with punctuality, the Commander-in-Chief of the British military made a parting gift to Halifax: a town clock on the hill overlooking Brunswick Street. This way, he could ensure the city’s forces were always on time.
The Old Town Clock, as it is now known, was installed in October 1803. It has since become one of the city’s most beloved and familiar landmarks. Nestled in the protective shadow of the Halifax Citadel, it has seen some alterations over the years and was largely reconstructed by Parks Canada in the early 1960s. Yet the original clockworks are still intact and in use.
A timepiece for all time
Designed by Prince Edward’s engineer in 1801, the Old Town Clock is a three-tier octagon tower set atop a Palladian-style building. Its signature timepiece bears the craftsmanship of the House of Vulliamy, a famous family of royal clockmakers based in London.
Operated and maintained by Parks Canada, the clock is powered by three weights on drums, each suspended on a long cable. As the clock is wound, the cables pull the weights up. Gradually, these weights drop, causing the drums to rotate and setting the clock in motion. To minimize stress on the mechanism, the Old Town Clock is wound twice weekly. And it continues to keep all who live in Halifax on time, just as it has for generations.
Right hand side – This is apartment living in downtown Halifax.
If you are looking for a hotel that is rather new and just outside what most people think of the “downtown core” the Hampton Inn is where you want to go. It is just outside the hustle bustle of downtown but will allow you to be able to stay within walking distance of everything you could want.
Education and Labour office
If you are coming to town as a student and you need to go to the Nova Scotia loans office, this is where you want to go. You will head in and they can help you sort out what you need to do for student loans and the process.
Saint George Church
Once you head far enough down Brunswick street (three more blocks) you will see on your left hand side, Saint George’s church. This is a very interesting church as it is round. As they said the Devil can never corner you in a round structure.
Once you head to the end of Brunswick Street you will find yourself at the McDonald bridge in Halifax. This is the older of the two bridge structures, however it went through a major overhaul in 2015 & 2016.