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Park It At the Market:
Enjoy 24/7 parking on the Halifax Waterfront.
There are a number of simple and convenient ways to park on the waterfront.
$6 Nightly Rate (6pm-8am) | $3 Hourly | $16 Daily Rate (8am-6pm)
Look for the blue P on Lower Water Street.
We’ve rolled out new Pay-by-Plate parking technology on the Halifax waterfront in five of our six lots on Lower Water Street: Cable Wharf, Queen’s Landing, Foundation Place, Salter, and Bishop’s Landing.
What does this mean for you? Convenience.
Pay-by-Plate is simple to use. Just enter your license plate and follow the instructions on the screens. Once you enter your plate number, time and payment option, you’re done. No need to go back to your vehicle to place a paper ticket on the dash.
Short Term Parking Options and Locations
For shorter-term visits, there is a $3 hourly rate (credit card and coin). If you’re paying with coins, you can also choose to purchase 10-minute increments.
Daily flat rate of $16. Available from 8am and 6pm.
Nightly flat rate of $6. Available from 6pm to 8am.
Waterfront meters, located next to Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and NovaScotian Crystal, are $3/hour during the day and free daily from 6pm to 8am and 24 hours on weekends.
Motorcycle Parking – Click here for information
Waterfront Access Pass (Monthly Pass)
A Waterfront Access Pass gives you 24/7 access at three different lots. Passes are $140/month (taxes included). The locations included are:
Cunard Lot 1325 Lower Water St.
Salter 1521 Lower Water St.
Foundation Place 1549 Lower Water St.
Please contact email@example.com or 902.422.6591 for more information on monthly parking availability. Download the PDF for Short Term Parking here
CarShare HFX Members
If you’re using a CarShareHFX vehicle, you can park at one of our “Pay by Plate or Pay and Display” locations at no cost.
Did you know? Waterfront Development re-invests parking revenue into waterfront infrastructure, projects, and events. This includes the Halifax boardwalk, improved marina facilities, an innovative and efficient public spaces recycling program, and partnerships with groups like CarShareHFX to provide transportation alternatives.
Like more information? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our parking information list.
Parkside parking on the Bedford Waterfront*
Public parking is available near DeWolf Park on the Bedford waterfront
Location: 150 Waterfront Drive
Google Maps Link
*Please Note: Bedford waterfront parking is not overseen by Waterfront Development
Indoor and outdoor parking is available on the Dartmouth Waterfront*.
Location: Underground short-term parking is available at the Alderney Gate Library on the Dartmouth waterfront.
60 Alderney Drive
Alderney Library Parking Link
Location: Outdoor public parking is available at Alderney Landing.
2 Ochterloney Street
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Location: Downtown Dartmouth offers a number of parking options, including the lot at 57 Portland Street
Impark Parking Link
Location: 42-46 Portland Street
Impark Parking Link
Locations: Halifax Transit Park and Ride
*Please Note: Dartmouth waterfront and area parking is not overseen by Waterfront Development
Street and lot parking is available on the Lunenburg Waterfront.*
Location: Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg waterfront
50+ paid parking spaces are available at this waterfront location. A $4 parking fee is charged upon exit of the lot.
Metered parking is available along Bluenose Drive and along streets lining the Lunenburg waterfront.
For more information on parking in Lunenburg:
Parking in Lunenburg
*Please Note: Lunenburg waterfront and area parking is not overseen by Waterfront Development