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Halifax: Discover the Halifax Explosion Audio Walking Tour

Activity provider: Tripvia Tours

Halifax: Discover the Halifax Explosion Audio Walking Tour

Activity provider: Tripvia Tours

From US$ 5.41 per person

Learn about how a munitions ship exploded in Halifax Harbor and destroyed the community of Richmond with this audio walking tour.

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Audio guide included
Wheelchair accessible


  • Start and stop your tour wherever you want
  • Hear the stories behind the massive Halifax Explosion
  • Learn how the Halifax Explosion still effects people today
Full description

Find out how the Halifax explosion had a profound effect on Halifax with this audio tour that can be accessed on your smartphone. Listen to the story of how the Halifax explosion devastated the community of Richmond. Be moved as you hear how the city came together to give aid and rebuild.

Step back in time to that fateful day with each stop on your tour. Pay your respects at the memorials erected to honor the victims on St. Joseph's Square, the Memorial Bell Tower, Richmond Staircase, and the Veith House Community Centre. Visit Fort Needham Park and hear some of Halifax's war history. Discover the drama behind the collision of the SS Mont Blanc and the SS Imo. Pass by other places of note like the old Richmond School and the Halifax Relief Commission Building.

Let your audio guide tell you the tale of the Halifax explosion and more. Go to as many sights and attractions as you want and take the tour at your own pace. End your tour at the Hydrostone District and Market.

  • Downloadable app for Android and Apple
  • Lifetime tour access
  • Trivia challenge
  • Hands-free audio
  • Smartphone/tablet device
  • Headphones
  • Attraction tickets
  • Live guide
  • Food or drink
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The starting point for the tour is at the Hydrostone Park. *** the tour is accessed via the Tripvia Tours mobile app, not the Get Your Guide app. Unique code to access the tour provided after booking (found by clicking on 'More Details' then 'Notes from Activity Provider' section in confirmation email).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Downloaded app

Know before you go

  • You will need WiFi or a good mobile signal to access and download the Tripvia Tours app (separate from Get Your Guide App)
  • No signal is required once the app is downloaded, so you do not need to use your data
  • Although you'll book for a specific day, the tour is available anytime after your booking confirmation
  • The number of people you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to
  • The Halifax Explosion was an unparalleled catastrophe and many of the stops describe details that may not be suitable for young children
Customer reviews

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So great to visualize the exact location of events and see a part of Halifax I don’t normally. Sad stories mixed with courageous ones. Strongly recommend and can’t wait to do the Churches and Cemeteries tour!

June 27, 2022

Product ID: 407450