Chart your course to visit one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines.
Waterfront parking is where downtown begins.
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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.
See what’s happening on the waterfront.
Four unique waterfronts filled with experiences for all ages.
A waterfront view makes everything taste better.
Take advantage of free Wi-Fi.
Learn more about recent waterfront developments.
Our open space Master Plan is in-progress.
Harnessing the potential of our waterfronts.
Learn more about Nova Scotia’s waterfronts.
News from the water’s edge.
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Learn more about the mix of projects and events on the waterfronts.
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Together, we are building waterfronts that are experiential and economic hubs for all Nova Scotians.
Building on the greatness of the ocean since 1976.
Meet the Waterfront Development team.
Meet our Board of Directors.
Become a steward of a rising tide.
We recently caught up with Ed Dowell, owner of Kayak Halifax, located at Sands at Salter on the Halifax waterfront. Happy 5th Anniversary! See you next season.
This is Kayak Halifax’s 5th season on the Halifax waterfront and we offer one of the most unique urban paddles in the world. We are incredibly accessible to residents and guests of Nova Scotia’s capital city. We are a short walk from downtown hotels, universities, office buildings and the cruise terminal yet only a stone’s throw from Georges Island National Historic Site and McNabs Island Provincial Park. What we strive to offer is authentic, ‘live like a local’ experiences and for locals to see their city from a different perspective.
What I love most about operating on the waterfront is the reaction from both visitors and locals who are all equally WOWed by our accessible urban wilderness, maritime history and good times that can all be packed into a day on the waterfront.
It’s hard not to love our city and province with award-winning wineries, amazing craft beer and cider and an incredible culinary and live music scene. In 2018, we will be offering new adventures which feature the best of Halifax and the East Coast lifestyle. I co-founded Sea Sun Kayak School and Adventures, the first ocean kayak company in Halifax in 1996 and have been involved in the outdoor education and adventure industry for 20 years. I’ve volunteered in Africa, studied in Europe, explored Asia, Australia and South America but Nova Scotia will always hold my heart.
Enjoy our amazing Nova Scotia autumns and paddle on.