Facing Southwest - View from the Aqua Vista at King's Wharf towards the waterfront of Halifax: Ocean terminal, Pier 21, Boardwalk with Cable Wharf, Purdys Wharf and Casino Nova Scotia.
The City of Halifax, established 1749, has amalgamated 1996 to the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). The HRM contains the four previous municipalities of Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Halifax County and is the Capital of Nova Scotia. Downtown Halifax is home to approximately 200 restaurants and bars, providing an interesting array of world cuisine. There are also over 60 sidewalk cafes that open in the summer months. The nightlife is made up of bars and small music venues as well as Casino Nova Scotia, a large facility built partially over the water.