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Halifax Waterfront

The Halifax Waterfront will always be at the top of the list of places to love in Halifax.

There’s a magnetic pull that draws both visitors and locals to the heart of the city, where the waterfront buzzes with energy.

Surrounded by sparkling ocean, a working port, local artisans, seasonal vendors, and year-round businesses, a walk along the Halifax Waterfront is an iconic Nova Scotian experience. There is truly nothing else like it in Canada, and it’s easy to see why Halifax’s waterfront is the #1 most-visited attraction in Nova Scotia.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

VISIT THE FARMERS’ MARKETS

Meet the local artisans, creators and farmers at the Halifax Brewery Farmers’ Market and the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market.

RENTAL ACTIVITIES

Try something new with Segway
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or cycle the city with I Heart Bikes.

GET OUT ON THE WATER

Rent a Sea-doo or kayak from The Harbour Watercraft Tours & Adventures, or take a harbour tour with Sea Halifax Boat Tours, or J. Farwell Sailing Tours.

VISIT GEORGES ISLAND NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Travel by ferry from the Cable Wharf to explore the small historic island at the centre of the harbour.

VISIT GEORGES ISLAND

WATERFRONT HAMMOCKS

The iconic orange hammocks along the Salter boardwalk are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the salty sea breeze.

WATERFRONT ART

Walk the length of the boardwalk from the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel to the Halifax Seaport District and see how many murals and art installations you can spot.

HALIFAX WATERFRONT ART & MURAL TRAIL

RESTAURANTS, BARS & PATIOS

BEER BY THE OCEAN

Cool drinks, sea breezes, music, and waterfront views — find it all at The Halifax Beer Garden (The BG), or head to the Seaport District for a pint on the patio at historic Garrison Brewing Co.

SEASIDE PATIOS

There is nothing like a bite and a beverage on a waterfront patio.

HISTORIC PROPERTIES
Stone’s Throw Patio
Pickford & Black
The Lower Deck
Salty’s Restaurant

QUEEN’S MARQUE DISTRICT
Cable Wharf Kitchen & Patio
Bar Sofia
Drift

SALT YARD
The BG
Saltyard Social
Waterfront Warehouse

BISHOP’S LANDING
The Bicycle Thief
Sea Smoke
Ristorante a Mano
Bar Sabbia

SEAPORT DISTRICT
Garrison Brewing Co.

WATERFRONT DISTRICTS

HISTORIC PROPERTIES

A National Historic Site in the heart of downtown Halifax, Historic Properties is the first restoration project of its kind in Canada, featuring three city blocks of Canada’s oldest surviving group of waterfront warehouses and some of North America’s finest Victorian-Italianate façades dating back to the late 1700s and early 1800s.

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QUEEN’S MARQUE DISTRICT

This new waterfront district is home to the luxurious Muir Hotel, Peace by Chocolate, Drift, Bar Sofia, Café Lunette, and plenty of other retail and dining options, along with new outdoor public spaces and art installations – all at the water’s edge.

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THE MARITIME HERITAGE DISTRICT

As Canada’s oldest and largest maritime museum, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a marine history utopia complete with small craft model ships and relics from the Titanic disaster. You’ll also find CSS Acadia and HMCS Sackville ships docked in this historic harbour district.

SALT YARD & FOUNDATION WHARF

Between Salter and Sackville Streets you’ll find food and retail kiosks, pop-up events and live music, the occasional concert, cool murals, and some cute painted octopus bollards right at the water’s edge.

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BISHOP’S LANDING

The Piazza at Bishop’s Landing features a variety of boutique shops, exceptional dining, and unique services.

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HALIFAX SEAPORT DISTRICT

The Halifax Seaport District is a vibrant arts and cultural district found at the south end of the Halifax waterfront. From Piers 19 to 23, you’ll find artisan and retailers, cruise terminals, cafés and galleries, a museum, a university, and a farmers’ market.

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Halifax Marina

Arrive by recreational private boats to the Halifax waterfront by powerboat or sailboat and enjoy free daytime berthage. Overnight rates available. Contact the Halifax Marina for details.

 


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