The Essential
Dartmouth, Halifax's twin city, is the site of a large naval dockyard and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, the country's major oceanographic research centre. It enjoys a pleasant waterfront location and its streets are lined in shops and cafés that lead down to the docks. A small waterside park, home to the World Peace Pavilion, an open-air exhibition of stones from around the world, is regularly the venue of outdoor concerts.