Point Pleasant Park circa 1865
The History of Halifax Under Your Feet
Point Pleasant Park is a landscape layered with cultural history. Called Amtoukate (Spirit Place) by the Mi'kmaq First Nation, the area was later called Sandwich Point, Pleasant Point, and finally Point Pleasant Park.
The half-buried stone walls, abandoned quarries, causeways, earthworks, old roads, and ruins create the unmistakable character that has appealed to park visitors for almost 200 years.
Our Cultural Landscape section highlights some of the work we do to protect the cultural resources of the park.