LiveQuiz: How well do you know Halifax?

It’s our hometown, and the largest city in Atlantic Canada. But how much do you really know about Halifax? Take our quiz and share your scores on our Facebook page.


  • Question of

    Halifax is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is a major port city on the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the finest harbours in the world. It is closer to Europe than any other east coast port of call. In what year was this beautiful port city founded?

    • 1599
    • 1749
    • 1698
    • 1815
  • Question of

    With a latitude of 44 degrees N., Halifax shares the same latitude with all but which of the following European cities?

    • Belgrade, Yugoslavia
    • Moscow, Russia
    • Bordeaux, France
    • Bucharest, Romania
  • Question of

    Halifax is known by several nicknames. Which of the following is NOT one of them?

    • ‘Birthplace of Prime Ministers’
    • ‘City of Firsts’
    • ‘City of Trees’
    • ‘Birthplace of British Canada’
  • Question of

    Halifax is a ‘half-way’ point between Europe and the west coast of North America. True or False?

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    Halifax, as an international city, is ranked as one of Canada’s top five ‘smart cities’. Which of the following is TRUE of Halifax?

    • It is home to seven degree-granting universities.
    • It houses 8 major hospitals.
    • All of these
    • It is Canada’s second largest scientific center.
  • Question of

    Sports enthusiasts and nature lovers enjoy the city of Halifax. Halifax is host to twelve golf clubs, five yacht clubs, many lakes and beaches and how many city parks?

    • 50
    • 171
    • 112
    • 89
  • Question of

    One of the city’s most visited sites is Citadel Hill. The star-shaped fort took 28 years to build and was completed in 1856. The son of what well known American designed the initial plans for the fort?

    • Paul Revere
    • Benedict Arnold
    • General George Custer
    • Thomas Jefferson
  • Question of

    On a high bluff overlooking the spectacular entrance to Halifax Harbour lies another fortification built in 1793 at the outbreak of war between Britain and revolutionary France. What is the name of this historic fort?

    • York Redoubt
    • Fort Edward
    • Fort McNab
    • Port Royal
  • Question of

    Many cities have ‘twin’ or ‘sister’ cities. Which two are twinned with Halifax?

    • Dublin, Ireland and Glasgow, Scotland
    • Hakodate, Japan and Halifax, England
    • Sydney, Australia and Liverpool, England
    • Hamburg, Germany and San Francisco, USA

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