From the city’s adoption of HalifACT last year to investing in green developments and prioritizing green space, Halifax continues to show its commitment to protecting and preserving the environment.

Ample green spaces and an expansive open waterfront

Halifax is home to many parks, trails, and protected wilderness areas. In fact, the Public Gardens is a 16-acre park right in the heart of downtown. Dotted with bike lanes, car-share pickup locations, and EV charging stations, Halifax is active and environmentally friendly.

Sustainability is a priority across our city.

Halifax has the most ambitious climate action movement in Canada, called HaliFACT.

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Taking steps to maintain ecologically and culturally important land and aquatic systems.

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144 different cycling routes and 28,025km of mapped bikeways to explore.

Halifax is a walkable city with over half the population walking or biking to work.

Nine farmers' markets supporting local suppliers.


HalifACT is our community’s response to the climate crisis with an aim to build a more resilient and healthy future for our city, province and region while preparing for current and future climate impacts. HalifACT is our region’s commitment to reducing emissions, switching to clean and reliable energy sources and demonstrating local government leadership.

Halifax is a Bike City

Whether you’re commuting to work or exploring our beautiful coastline, Halifax has over 28,025 km of mapped bikeways across our region to discover. With a growing network of sidewalks, bikeways, and multi-use pathways across our region, Halifax makes it easier, safer, and more comfortable to walk and cycle in our communities. Explore the biking infrastructure available across Halifax.

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