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Here are some additional ways to access our waterfront.
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The HotSpot Parking App is available in our lots on the Halifax waterfront. Read more here.
24/7 parking on the Halifax Waterfront. Short Term Parking Options.
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). Please refer to the map below for the various short term options. Look for the blue P on Lower Water Street.
As well, various other waterfront and downtown parking options exist.
We offer Pay-by-Plate parking technology on the Halifax waterfront on Lower Water Street in the following lots: Foundation Place, Salter, Bishop’s Landing and Cunard Lot.
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.
Parking Notice: Queen’s Landing and Cable Wharf parking lots (Lower Water Street) are closed for the Queen’s Marque project. Click here for the Parking Map. Click here for a partial boardwalk closure update and pedestrian routing map.
Park It At the Market:
We have a dedicated parking area “Motorcycles Only” located in our Foundation parking lot (1549 Lower Water Street). Monthly motorcycle parking is available for $40.00 per month (including HST). To register your motorcycle for monthly parking please visit our office, located on the 2nd floor of the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, or call (902) 422-6591. For hourly parking please purchase a ticket at the Pay by Plate machines for $3.00 per hour.
Waterfront Access Pass (Monthly Pass):
A Waterfront Access Pass gives you 24/7 access at two different lots. Passes are $150/month (taxes included). The locations included are:
Cunard Lot 1325 Lower Water St.
Salter 1521 Lower Water St.
Currently there is a waiting list for monthly parking passes. Please contact email@example.com or 902.422.6591 for more information.
CarShare Atlantic Members
If you’re using a CarShare Atlantic vehicle, you can park at one of our Pay by Plate locations at no cost.
Did you know?
Parking revenue is reinvested to create and maintain high quality public spaces for people to enjoy and to support family friendly events.
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Parkside parking on the Bedford Waterfront*
Public parking is available near DeWolf Park on the Bedford waterfront
Location: 150 Waterfront Drive
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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 (listing)
Location: Outdoor public parking is available at Alderney Landing.
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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
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Locations: Halifax Transit Park and Ride
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