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 GEORGES ISLAND NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Travel by ferry from the Cable Wharf to explore the small historic island at the centre of the harbour.
The iconic orange hammocks along the Salter boardwalk are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the salty sea breeze.
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.
RESTAURANTS, BARS & PATIOS
SEASIDE DINING & PATIOS
There is nothing like a bite and a beverage on the water.
Stone’s Throw Patio*
Pickford & Black
The Lower Deck
QUEEN’S MARQUE DISTRICT
Cable Wharf Kitchen & Patio
All eat, drink & shop at Queen’s Marque
The Bicycle Thief
Ristorante a Mano
Garrison Brewing Co.
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.
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.
The Piazza at Bishop’s Landing features a variety of boutique shops, exceptional dining, and unique services.
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.
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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