» Recognitions

At Waterfront Development, our goal is to get you as close as you can possibly get to the unforgettable beauty, captivating experiences and unparalleled opportunities where land meets sea.

Waterfront Development is a provincial crown corporation developing the strategic potential of waterfronts in Bedford, Dartmouth, Halifax and Lunenburg. It’s our job to foster the creation of waterfronts that drive economic opportunity, enhance tourism, provide experiences, and reflect and protect our marine heritage.

Through our projects and partnerships, we have received a number of awards and recognitions including Tall Ships Nova Scotia. We proudly share these with the many partners, visitors and communities we have worked with over the past three decades.

These include:


  • 2018: Halifax Urban Design Awards, Award of Excellence for The Waterfront Hammocks Project
  • 2017: International Mission Award from Sail Training International (for Msit No’Kmaq: All My Relations)
  • 2017: Spirit of Halifax Award from Discover Halifax
  • 2017: The Coast Best of Halifax Readers’ Choice Awards – Gold: Best Public Space
  • 2017: The Coast Best of Halifax Readers’ Choice Awards – Gold:  Best Place For A First Date
  • 2017: The Coast Best of Halifax Readers’ Choice Awards – Bronze: Best Staycation Spot
  • 2016:  Special Friend of McNabs Island Society 
  • 2016:  MPI (Meeting Professionals International) Atlantic – Influence Award
  • 2015-2014: The Coast Best of Halifax Readers’ Choice City Awards (Various)
  • 2013: The Coast Best of Halifax Readers’ Choice City Awards
    Halifax Waterfront “Best Staycation Place”; Silver for “Best Place for a First Date”; Bronze for “Best Place To Go Running”
  • 2013-2008: The Coast Best of Halifax – Halifax Waterfront “Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners” (plus additional Best of categories annually)

Tall Ships Nova Scotia 

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