Discover the Halifax Explosion with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Discover the Halifax Explosion with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Join tour guide Jeff as you discover one of the greatest tragedies in Canadian history. You'll not only see historical sites & landmarks, but hear the stories of survival & perseverance that surfaced during the 1917 Halifax Explosion.

During the 5km tour you'll see the Memorial Bell Tower, Hydrostone District & various memorials, learn about the miracle of Ashpan Annie, the adventure 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 you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.



Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hydrostone Park, 5547 Young St, Halifax, NS B3K 1Z7, Canada

Join tour guide Jeff as you discover one of the greatest tragedies in Canadian history. You'll not only see historical sites & landmarks, but hear the stories of survival & perseverance that surfaced during the 1917 Halifax Explosion.

During the 5km tour you'll see the Memorial Bell Tower, Hydrostone District & various memorials, learn about the miracle of Ashpan Annie, the adventure 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 you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. Joseph's Square, 5450 Kaye St, Halifax, NS B3K 0G7, Canada

Three moments in time...we'll tell you about the memorial to the Catholic Parish of St Joseph’s.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Novalea Drive & Hennessey Place, Novalea Dr & Hennessey Pl, Halifax, NS B3K, Canada

We'll tell you how the park began as military grounds to it's rebuilding of a neighbourhood park and memorial today.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MC72+M7 Halifax, NS, Canada

SS MONT BLANC, SS IMO & THE EXPLOSION. Here we'll tell you about the ships involved and the events leading up to the explosion.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Halifax Explosion Memorial Bell Tower, Fort Needham Memorial Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3N9 Canada

We'll tell you about the impressive monument to the people of Halifax and Dartmouth, who experienced first-hand, the devastation of the Halifax explosion.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Fort Needham Memorial Park, 5515 Stairs Pl, Halifax, NS B3K 3N9, Canada

RICHMOND STAIRCASE. We'll tell you the symbolism of the staircase and railings, into which are the names of businesses that were destroyed in the blast.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Canada Family Court, 3380 Devonshire Ave, Halifax, NS B3K 5R5, Canada

RICHMOND SCHOOL. Here we'll tell you how this building, originally built to house a school, was constructed immediately after the explosion and the tragedy of the Roome School..

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: M97V+Q8 Halifax, NS, Canada

SECRET OF THE TREES. We'll tell what secret made them infamous in lumber mills from Canada to the southern states of America.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 3365 Robie St, Halifax, NS B3K 4S2, Canada

THE STORY OF FRANCIS MACKEY. You'll hear his story, the pilot onboard the Mont-Blanc, and how his life was profoundly changed after the explosion.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Robie Street & Wells Street, Robie St & Wells St, Halifax, NS B3K 5P9, Canada

ROBIE STREET WATER RESERVOIR. We'll tell you about the reservoir, built in 1913, it's survival as well as it's special designation.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: M98R+44 Halifax, NS, Canada

PATRICIA & HER CREW. Here stands a monument to the firefighters of Halifax who lost their lives on that day in 1917. We'll tell you a bit about the "Patricia" as well.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: M99W+82 Halifax, NS, Canada

FIRE & ICE & BLACK RAIN. As you are walking, we'll talk about the horrific conditions the explosion and weather caused for the survivors.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: M99W+PH Halifax, NS, Canada

TSUNAMI. We'll tell you how it swept up this hillside and would have reached your feet had you been standing here then.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: M99W+JR Halifax, NS, Canada

HOUSE HOLES AND THE RAZING OF RICHMOND. You'll see the changes in the land around you and hear about the ghostly markers of where people once lived and died.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: M9CX+66 Halifax, NS, Canada

VINCENT COLEMAN. Hear why Haligonians will always remember Vincent Coleman as a hero who is credited with potentially saved hundreds of lives

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Barrington Street & Duffus Street, Barrington St & Duffus St, Halifax, NS B3K 3J7, Canada

CAMPBELL ROAD as it was once know, was a simple wide dirt road lined with shops and houses. We'll tell you a bit about it.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: M99X+HQ Halifax, NS, Canada

ASHPAN ANNIE. We've got a wonderful surprise at this stop - good news about a baby’s miraculous survival!!


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: IRVING SHIPBUILDING INC., 3099 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3K 5M7, Canada

We'll tell about the controversy around this structure and why it ended up being built here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MC92+3J Halifax, NS, Canada

THE AMAZING ADVENTURE OF BILLY WELLS. As you are walking we'll tell you his incredible story.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Veith House, 3115 Veith St, Halifax, NS B3K 3G9, Canada

HALIFAX PROTESTANT ORPHANAGE. You'll see a colourful memorial on the white picket fence painted by the children of the Veith House.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MC74+X2 Halifax, NS, Canada

THE ROYAL NAVY COLLEGE once stood across the road, we'll tell you how the efficiency of the co-commander helped everyone survive.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MC72+7V Halifax, NS, Canada

TO THE RESCUE. We'll tell you about the amazing help Halifax received from around the world and a tradition that is still followed today.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Novalea Drive & Kane Place, Novalea Dr & Kane Pl, Halifax, NS B3K 3N9, Canada

HYDROSTONE DISTRICT. You'll hear about the town planner and how he brought the idea of English garden cities to Halifax.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: M96X+WM Halifax, NS, Canada

QUAINT FUNCIONALITY - THE HYDROSTONE'S BACK LANES. Hear about the reason for "back-lane" business!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Hennessey Place, Hennessey Pl, Halifax, NS B3K, Canada

DESIGN: TUDOR REVIVAL. As you walk along you'll see a block of rowhouse cottages, built using the English style, for surviving families.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MC62+M3 Halifax, NS, Canada

HALIFAX RELIEF COMMISSION BUILDING. We'll tell you about the committee formed to deal with the emergency in this building, now designated a cultural historic site.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Hydrostone Market, 5515-5547 Young St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 1Z7 Canada

We end our tour here at the Hydrostone Market. This tour was not about monuments or buildings but about the people who lived through that awful day and those who raced to help them. We hope their stories are an inspiration. Our starting point is just across the road in the park.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: HMCS Sackville - Canada's Naval Memorial, 1675 Lower Water St adjacent the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, 10 Morris Dr #6, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1K8, Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Point Pleasant Park, 5530 Point Pleasant Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1B5 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Fairview Lawn Cemetery, 3720 Windsor St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3A5 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Halifax Central Library, 5540 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E9 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Alexander Keith's Brewery, 1496 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1R9 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, entre le quai Purdys et la rue Salter, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Fort Massey Cemetery, QUeen and South Sts, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Old Burying Ground, Corner of Spring Garden and Barrington, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: St. Mary's Basilica, 1508 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z3 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: St. Paul's Church, 1749 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K4 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Old Town Clock, Top of St George Street Citadel Hill, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3A6 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Halifax Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road and South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 2M3 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Victoria Park, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E9 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Holy Cross Cemetery, 1259 South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2K8 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, 5425 Sackville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.

Pass By: Halifax Central Library, 5540 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E9 Canada

Not a point of interest on the tour, but it's nearby and you can spend as much time here as you like.



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Stroller accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"This is a self-guided tour so you will use your own smartphone & headphone (optional).

Please abide by all federal & provincial health rules & recommendations."



Start Time: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/28/2020 - 11/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Duration: 90 To 120 Minutes
Start location: Hydrostone Park, 5547 Young St, Halifax, NS B3K 1Z7, Canada

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Included

  • Customer Service via Phone & Email
  • Download on WIFI before (no signal required or data used during tour)
  • Flexible dates - tour is yours to keep and enjoy anytime on Tripvia Tours.
  • Live GPS map shows route & your location
  • No time constraints, take as long as you like to complete the tour
  • Trivia questions at each stop (optional)
  • Tour guide commentary automatically plays at each point of interest

Not Included

  • Attraction tickets
  • Smartphone or tablet

Facilities

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