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Nova Scotia's 268-year-old capital somehow feels like both a vintage port town and a vibrant 21 st century urban centre. Being by far the largest city in Atlantic Canada, Halifax boasts the region's densest concentration of up-to-date architecture, attractions and entertainment options yet remains understandably proud of its illustrious roots. The end result is a compelling mix of the trendy and tradition- al that appeals equally to vacationers and the 418,000-odd folks who call this place home ( ). A BLAST FROM THE PAST Halifax's greatest asset and signature sight —its huge natural harbour—reminds visitors that the air is tinged with salt and touched by history. After all, it was this deep body of water that fi rst drew British settlers in 1749, and the defi ning role it has played over the centuries is still obvious on the scenic waterfront boardwalk. Just witness the Historic Properties ( www.historicproperties. ca), a cluster of converted marine warehouses dating from the late 18 th and early 19 th century. Always evocative, they will appear even HALIFAX: WHERE OLD AND NEW INTERSECT BY SUSAN MACCALLUM-WHITCOMB HALIFAX AT NIGHT • DESTINATION HALIFAX/SCOTT MUNN NS 124

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