2017 was a big year for Halifax and Canada alike! Between Canada’s 150th birthday and IKEA coming to Halifax, it’s was a year to remember!
There were also many new attractions, shops and restaurants. Help us spread the word about these new Halifax developments!
- IKEA – Just open in Halifax, is the popular home furnishing chain IKEA. The first of its kind in Atlantic Canada, this shopping store will bring thousands of tourists to Halifax from the other areas of the Maritimes.
- Antojo Tacos + Tequila – Argyle Street’s newest restaurant is already teeming with rave reviews! Serving vibrant, Mexican-inspired dishes, plus an impressive collection of tequila and mezcal — all in a stunningly designed, eclectic setting!
- Sea Dome – This summer, the Halifax Waterfront was decorated with a new attraction: a 360° movie theatre! A 50 foot geodesic dome with a 360° screen and headphone-delivered sound, seating 90 people, this is a fun experience that lasts for 15 to 20 minutes and plays the movie A Whale Story.
- Discovery Centre – At the beginning of 2017, the Discover Centre reopened on the Halifax Waterfront, making it one of Halifax’s newest attractions. Featuring flour floors of incredible exhibit and programming space, it is home to an Immersive Dome Theatre and an Innovation Lab (the first of their kind in the region). Other key spaces include themed marquee galleries – Energy, Flight, Health and Just for Kids – along with an Atrium and a Travelling Exhibit Gallery.
- Floating Sea Bridge – This summer, the Halifax Waterfront installed a 520-foot floating dock that connects the Cable Wharf South Side and the Museum Wharf North, where the CSS Acadia is berthed, as a way to ensure that the Halifax Boardwalk remains the longest continuous boardwalk in North America. This installment (which resulted in being an attraction on its own) began with the development of the Queens Marque District – a space for local shopping, luxury apartments, a boutique hotel and more – which is set to open in a 2019 on the Halifax waterfront.
- Hali the Road Train – Another way to get from one of the Halifax boardwalk to the other, is the newly open road train! A community road train that, for a donation of $2 – $5, will take you around downtown Halifax in a continuous half-hour loop, stopping at 8 popular locations.
- J Farwell Sailing Co – The new J Farwell Sailing Co. was created with sailing in mind – their mission is to deliver the ocean to their guests aboard the J Farwell – a 45’ sailing yacht this is the perfect compromise of size and sailing ability to create intimate and lasting memories. Various touring options are available.
- ZARA and H&M – New to the Halifax Shopping Centre as of this summer are stores Zara and H&M. Both popular fashion chains, predominantly for women, are great additions to Halifax Shopping Scene. Zara, opening in Halifax is the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada.