Discover the Halifax Explosion: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

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Discover the Halifax Explosion: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Experience the 1917 Halifax Explosion through your smartphone with tour guide audio. Complete tour any day or time you like.

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Downtown & Surrounding Area Halifax 5547 Young St. Halifax, NS B3K 1Z7 Canada

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About this event

You'll not only see historical sites & landmarks, but hear the stories of survival & perseverance that surfaced during the 1917 Halifax Explosion.

During the tour you'll see the Memorial Bell Tower, Hydrostone District, learn about the miracle of Ashpan Annie, the adventures of Billy Wells, the ensuing tsunami & much more!

Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play.

The tour also comes with a location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer.

Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices.

It’s yours! Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route.

Note: the number of travelers selected is the number of devices you can download the tour to.

Tour Map and More Information

Points of Interest

  • ​Hydrostone Park
  • The Parish of St Joseph's
  • Fort Needham Park & Halifax at War
  • SS Mont Blanc, SS Imo & The Explosion
  • Memorial Bell Tower
  • Richmond Staircase
  • Richmond School / Supreme Court Family Division
  • Secret of the Trees
  • The Story of Francis Mackey
  • The Robie Street Water Reservoir
  • Patricia and Her Crew
  • Fire and Ice and Black Rain
  • Tsunami
  • House Holes and the Razing of Richmond
  • Vincent Coleman
  • Campbell Road (now Barrington Street)
  • The Miracle of Ashpan Annie
  • Irving Shipyards Controversy
  • The Amazing Adventure of Billy Wells
  • Halifax Protestant Orphanage
  • Royal Navy College
  • To The Rescue
  • Out of the Ashes: The Hydrostone District
  • Quaint Functionality - The Hydrostone's Back Lanes
  • Design: Tudor Revival
  • Halifax Relief Commission Building
  • The Hydrostone Market

Why a GPS-Guided Tour?

✔️ audio automatically plays when close to a point of interest

✔️ no time constraints or crowded tour groups

✔️ GPS map shows your location, suggested route & tour stops

✔️ freedom to take detours and explore anywhere

✔️ professional & personable tour guides

***Please note certain trails, lookouts & attractions we recommend may be closed or inaccessible during the off-peak season or due to reasons beyond our control.

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