Chart your course to visit one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines.
Waterfront parking is where downtown begins.
Here are some additional ways to access our waterfront.
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.
Follow along and share your experiences.
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.
With oversight and direction from our high-calibre Board of Directors, Waterfront Development works in the following core business areas:
We engage with public and private organizations, as well as the public at large, to plan projects that contribute to the development of world-class waterfronts, maintaining continuous public access to the water’s edge.
Our multi-year development projects attract investment and enhance the waterfront as a key destination for residents and visitors.
Commercial Marine/Real Estate Management
Our portfolio includes approximately 120 acres of waterfront real estate in Dartmouth, Bedford, Lunenburg, and Halifax—including many of the most-visited places in Nova Scotia.
Our waterfront assets are leveraged as a platform for private sector investment, enabling businesses large and small to showcase their products and services to the world.
Our Mandate: Waterfront Development exists for the purpose of redeveloping and revitalizing the lands surrounding Halifax Harbour and any other lands designated by its shareholder, the Province of Nova Scotia.
Working with partners we have received a number of recognitions over the years.
2017/18 Business Plan
2016/17 Business Plan
2015/16 Business Plan
2014/15 Business Plan
2013/14 Business Plan
2012/13 Business Plan
2011/12 Business Plan
2011-2013 Departmental and Public Service Organization Statements of Mandate
2015/16 Accountability Report
2015/16 Financial Statements and Public Sector Compensation Disclosure
2014/15 Accountability Report
2014/15 Financial Statements and Public Sector Compensation Disclosure
2013/14 Financial Statements including the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure
2012/13 Financial Statements including the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure
2011/12 Financial Statements including the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure
2010/11 Financial Statements
Past Annual Reports:
2010 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report
2007 Annual Report
For a copy of Waterfront Development Annual Reports not listed here, please contact us at 902.422.6591 or email us.
Travel and Hospitality
Waterfront Development Travel and Hospitality Policy
For travel and expense summaries, please see below:
Senior Management: Official Travel Expenses – April 1 2016 – February 2017
Senior Management: Official Hospitality Expenses – April 1 2016 – February 2017
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy—Routine Access Policy—Nova Scotia Department of Business: Click here for more information.
Photo credits: Communications Nova Scotia, flitelab, TJ Maquire, and Jarrell Whisken.