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A bustling seaside playground where people of all ages and backgrounds come to explore and experience the best of Nova Scotia.
A seaside destination for the entire family.
Where cultural and seafaring experiences meet a new ocean economy.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site where Nova Scotia’s seafaring history comes to life.
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Four unique waterfronts filled with experiences for all ages.
A waterfront view makes everything taste better.
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Building on the greatness of the ocean since 1976.
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Waterfront Development looks at productive uses of waterfront lands that will benefit researchers, ocean technology companies, and entrepreneurs
With the most-visited tourist attraction in Nova Scotia on its curriculum vitae, along with such initiatives as The Cunard Block, Bishop’s Landing, the Dartmouth Harbourwalk Trail, the Lunenburg waterfront, and the Dartmouth Cove Master Plan, it might come as a surprise that Waterfront Development is now working on establishing an ocean innovation centre of excellence.
After all, tourism and mixed-use development seem to be the bulk of the group’s portfolio. Not so, says Waterfront Development president and CEO Colin MacLean. “It may seem like a departure for us, but it’s really not,” says MacLean. “Our role is to look at lands around the waterfront and figure out the most productive ways to make use of them, whatever that use happens to be.”
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