About

A favorite retreat for French-Canadians

Hallandale Beach is a municipality south of Hollywood that is part of the greater Miami area. Considered one of Miami’s suburbs, it is home to 40,000 residents. With its location on the peninsula’s eastern coast, housing overlooking the sea is much less expensive than in South Beach! The city of Hallandale Beach was first populated by the Seminoles, an Aboriginal community of South Florida. The city owes its economic development and its name to businessman Luther Halland, an employee of the railway company that enabled the growth of Hallandale Beach. During the first half of the 20th century, the municipality was home to many Scandinavian immigrants—it was the Danes who gave their name to Dania, located just north of Hallandale Beach.

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The geographical axis of Hollywood-Hallandale has become a melting pot fondly referred to as “Little Quebec.” Over the years, Hallandale Beach has become a favorite retreat for Canadians in search of vitamin D.

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In the streets you will hear almost only French between November and March! Since the 1990s, many motels and rental homes have been transformed into luxury condominiums by American real estate giants. Nevertheless, the French-Canadian presence in the region is part of the cultural landscape; besides tourism, the phenomenon is one of the largest population movements energizing the east coast of Florida.

Apart from relaxing on the many beaches, what are Canadians doing in Hallandale Beach? The city is home to two spectacular casinos, where you can indulge in a game of poker or sit in on horse or dog racing! Licenses are only granted to casinos if they organize sports events, such as animal races. Gulfstream Park and the Mardi Gras Racetrack Center will take your breath away. True micro-cities, these establishments offer luxurious dining and dazzling performances.
You will recognize Gulfstream Park by its huge bronze likeness of Pegasus—it’s the epitome of the “kitsch” particular to the establishment. It seems as though “Little Quebec” is looking to become the next “Little Vegas”!

Hallandale Beach Florida Gulfstream Park Sunset
Hallandale Beach Florida Gulfstream Park Pegasus
few clouds
84°F | 29°C
Humidity: 83%
Wind (E): 8 m/s
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Wed
84°F | 29°C
Thu
84°F | 29°C
Fri
89°F | 32°C
Sat
89°F | 32°C
Sun
86°F | 30°C
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When to Go

Average Weather

Average High
Monthly Rainfall (inches)
Daily Hours of Sun
76°24°
JAN
2.68
7
77°25°
FEB
3.36
7
79°26°
MAR
3.74
8
81°27°
APR
3.19
9
84°29°
MAY
5.35
11
88°31°
JUN
9.29
12
89°32°
JUL
7.2
12
90°32°
AUG
8.23
11
88°31°
SEP
9.13
10
85°29°
OCT
6.34
9
81°27°
NOV
3.43
8
77°25°
DEC
2.44
7

Events We Love

Holiday Festivities
Symphony of Lights
November

Symphony of Lights is guaranteed Holiday fun for everyone! Come join us at the Champions Plaza located at Gulfstream Park for selfies with Santa, train rides and more.

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Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest
November

Each Fall, Sunny Isles Beach holds its Annual Jazz Fest Concert at Heritage Park. Featuring local and internationally renowned performers.

Getting Around

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Broward County Transit (BCT) is the county bus system providing transportation in Miami-Dade County and Palm Beach Counties.

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Car

Hallandale Beach is a car-friendly city served by Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike and several major highways. State Road A1A provides a scenic drive along the beach.

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Bike Share

Bike sharing in South Florida is a great way to get around. Use Broward B-cycle and pay as you go, or ride like a local and become an annual member.

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