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.
Tour the harbour
Let an experienced guide show you the Halifax Harbour. Enjoy a range of tours from culinary cruises to family-friendly fun with Ambassatours, or take a luxury pontoon boat tour with City Harbour Cruises. Halifax Harbour Tours offers an all-electric, environmentally friendly tour aboard a 1930s-style harbour launch, while J Farwell Sailing Co. offers curated sailing tours and yacht charters. If you’re in the mood for speed, Sea Halifax offers Halifax’s first jet-boat tour.
Choose your own adventure: Sea-Doo, cycle, or Segway
Relax on a hammock
The iconic orange hammocks along the Salter boardwalk are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the salty sea breeze.
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.
Queen's Marque District
Maritime Heritage 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.
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.