Halifax – Province House

1726 Hollis Street

The Province House, also known as the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, occupies a large square between Hollis and Granville Street and Prince and George on the other end.  Located downtown, it has been the permanent home of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly since 1819 making this legislative building the oldest in Canada. The 3-story building is sober in style with a distinctive eye-catching yellow door.

The famous Joseph Howe 1836 trial was held here. The statue of Howe now stands in the south yard.

The windows of the building were damaged during the 1917 explosion but it continues to stand tall and steady as the image of the longest serving legislative building in Canada.

If you have the chance to visit, don’t miss the library and its staircase on the 2nd level.  It used to be the superior court but they had to move to expand.