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.
Need more information? Get in touch with us.
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.
Enjoy some of the best flavours and harbour views that Nova Scotia has to offer right on the waterfront.
Plus visit Historic Properties and take in some local market fare at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market and Historic Farmers’ Market. For more information on dining and entertainment in Halifax, visit Downtown Halifax and Destination Halifax.
Seasonal Kiosks will be opening in June in their new location, between Salter and Sackville streets near Waterfront Warehouse, check out a list of our new and returning kiosks here.
A place to drink beautiful wines and spirits, while eating decadent bites in a warm and inviting atmosphere. No reservations.
Shuck Seafood + Raw Bar is Halifax’s new premier seafood destination. Located on the ground level below premier steakhouse CUT.
Enjoy the highest quality cuisine in the most opulent setting. Start your evening with a glass of award-winning wine suggested by their Sommelier, then enjoy a Caesar salad prepared table-side before devouring a dry-aged black Angus steak or perhaps a Nova Scotian rack of lamb. As the evening winds down, you’ll linger over a glass of speciality liqueur, a sampling of artisanal cheeses or one of their divine desserts.
The original Lower Deck Pub opened its doors on the Halifax waterfront in 1974, combining our proud Nova Scotian hospitality with great food, great beer and local entertainment seven nights a week. The Lower Deck has firmly established itself as a favorite “go to” pub for the locals and a “must visit” destination for tourists from all around the world. (now has a second location in Clayton Park).
Located in the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on the Halifax waterfront, the harbourstone sea grill & pour house offers a casually elegant environment and fresh local fare.
Located in Bishop’s Landing, Ristorante a Mano offers an enchanting experience of a neighbourhood Italian trattoria.
With their second location in the Piazza at Bishop’s Landing, the Smiling Goat has grown to become one of the premier coffee and espresso locations in Atlantic Canada. Supporting local, they also create their own baked goods, treats, paninis, soups, salads and other delicious offerings in their kitchen and serve up Nova Scotia draught beer, bottled beer, cider and wines.
Located in Bishop’s Landing on the Halifax waterfront, The Bicycle Thief exudes a relaxed, come-as-you-are feel, in an atmosphere that blends Old School style with New School attitude. Drop by for lunch or supper, or pull up a chair to their wine bar for a fantastic glass from our titanic selection. The Bicycle Thief offers North American food with an Italian soul – Maurizio’s Italian soul! Let his legendary cooking steal your heart.
Over 30 years ago McKelvie’s opened their doors on Lower Water Street in Halifax. Originally built in 1906 to house the horse-drawn fire fighting equipment of the Halifax Fire Department, this historic space offers a perfect waterfront view. Now over one hundred years old, its doors are open to all those looking for a sublime dining experience.
Famous for their panfried haddock, fish and chips and seafood chowder but they also offer mouth-watering appetizers, juicy steaks cooked to perfection and hearty pastas. Once you’ve enjoyed your dinner, stay and take in some of the best live music Halifax has to offer.
Located in Historic Properties, Gahan House offers a wide array of pub favourites to suit everyone. Perhaps try a Gahan speciality or their handcrafted brews on site or to go.
Salty’s Bar & Grill & Patio are about as close to the Halifax Harbour as it gets. The casual atmosphere and waterfront location make Salty’s a natural for gatherings during the day and well into the evening. If you desire something quieter then head upstairs to their restaurant, which offers a superb view of Halifax Harbour, and a great selection of local shellfish, fish, steak, lamb and chicken.
Come and experience the richness of Nova Scotia’s maritime tradition in a relaxed, warm restaurant atmosphere. Located on the historic Halifax waterfront, Waterfront Warehouse blends fine dining with a view of Halifax Harbour.
Nestled along the picturesque and historic waterfront in Halifax’s downtown, The Piazza at Bishop’s Landing includes a wonderful variety of boutique shops, exceptional dining, and unique services to meet your every need.
Murphy’s The Cable Wharf is the largest Tour Boat and Restaurant Operator in Halifax. It combines nightlife, nature tours, sightseeing, fine dining, tours of historic Halifax, and much more. Dine in at Murphy’s Restaurant to enjoy an unparalleled view of the harbour.
This casual Casino Nova Scotia restaurant, located on the Halifax waterfront, features menu of Italian bistro specialties and traditional Canadian dishes.
Located in the famous Alexander Keith’s Brewery on Lower Water Street, the Red Stag delivers classic Nova Scotia hospitality with great food and cold draft beer. Their outdoor rooftop patio, private function room, and historic landscape makes this a popular spot for any patron or visitor to Halifax.
Deep-Sea donuts hand make donuts to order throughout the day from fresh batter mixed in house. Coffee and espresso-based drinks made to order using premium Java Blend Coffee.
The seafood Chowder house is a food service “with a twist”. Visitors to the waterfront can interact with the culinary team while the prepare their hot chowder French in-front of them.
A one stop shop for Fresh Baked goodies, Fresh Roasted Nuts, Fresh Local produce, drinks, ice cream and locally designed Nova Scotian product creations for Nova Scotia artisans.
COWS Ice Cream has two waterfront locations. Ice cream & retail shop on the North End of the Boardwalk, and ice cream kiosk at the “New Place”
Bringing gourmet seafood in a fast, casual environment with amazing water views. Each menu item uses quality products and local ingredients.
Delicious addictive whole-wheat pastries are hand-stretched then float-cooked and served piping hot, topped with butter and your choice of delectable flavours.
Locally-made ice cream and treats.
Waterfront Pizza and Wraps provides comfort foods and healthy alternatives to patrons of the Halifax Waterfront.
Heartwood food represents the essence of Nova Scotia’s farmers and producers. Heartwood believes that the secret to making our food taste so delicious is using the best quality ingredients
Originally from Prince Edward Island, Dave’s offers fresh lobster rolls. Winner of Trip Advisor’s top restaurant in Charlottetown in 2014.
With over 30 types of Poutine on the menu, Smoke’s Poutinerie is bringing an authentic Quebec classic to the rest of the world in its own unique way.
Stubborn Goat Beer Garden — committed to showcasing the best Nova Scotia has to offer to the millions of tourists who visit Halifax’s stunning waterfront each year — all while exceeding the expectations of locals and loyal customers alike. Pushing the boundaries of what the authentic Nova Scotia experience is.
A waterfront view makes everything taste better. Try one of Dartmouth’s numerous fresh air cafes, eateries, or pubs. For more ideas visit Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission
Enjoy waterfront views at this Italian restaurant featuring a southern cuisine, located at King’s Wharf.
The newest location for the Just Us Coffee Coop is located on the Dartmouth waterfront at King’s Wharf.
Two if By Sea embraces indulgence. Whether it’s a perfectly pulled espresso or a rich, buttery croissant, you will find the best in the city here. Their mission is to provide treats heavenly enough to tempt even the staunchest coffee and pastry aficionado. Independently owned and proudly calls Dartmouth home with a second location on the Halifax waterfront.
A local breakfast, brunch and lunch spot in Downtown Dartmouth including bakery items including their famous cinnamon rolls.
A small sandwich shop in Downtown Dartmouth, serving up chef-inspired seasonal fare for lunch and dinner.
Tastes, flavours and cuisines abound in Canadian food circles; the 73 menu is a nod to their zealous inclination to try diverse and distinct tastes. Located in Downtown Dartmouth they specialize in Canadian Fusion.
A new addition to the Downtown Dartmouth craft beer and culinary scene.
Evan’s Fresh Seafoods is a family owned and operated Fresh Seafoods Company, originating in 2008 as a Seafood market & delivery business. Evan d’Entremont has been a fisherman for over 20 years and now sells directly to the customer as fresh, frozen or cooked products.
A local favourite, this pub offers a great view of the waterfront from the top deck.
The Wooden Monkey is known for their local, organic fare at their waterfront location.
Alderney Landing is home to a number of fresh stops including local fare at the popular Farmers’ Market.
Dining along or near the Lunenburg waterfront offers a chance to enjoy delicious meals— including the freshest seafood—while taking in the magnificent view.
This award winning restaurant features, a casual, but elegant dining room, garden patio, and a bar where guests can enjoy a cocktail prior to sitting down to dinner. It’s no surprise that fresh, local seafood plays a leading role on the menu here.
Specializing in fresh seafood purchased and prepared daily to perfection. An innovative seasonal menu showcases the best of local flavors with local and international wines and a breathtaking view of the harbour.
With year round service you are sure to find the very best in regular and specialty coffees, Nova Scotia beer and wines, and local food with a unique flare. Overlooking the waterfront, the menu offers something for everyone.
With spectacular views of Lunenburg harbour and a carefully crafted menu created by award-winning chef, Martin Ruiz Salvadorto, this spot pleases a variety of tastes. A must stop on your next trip to Nova Scotia’s South Shore.
A family run business offering quality food at great prices. Eat in or take out and enjoy the nice weather from their outdoor balcony.
The cozy neighborhood restaurant offers a comfortable place to relax, have fun, and enjoy friendly conversation. The menu is all about quality, focusing on fresh, local ingredients.
Strategically situated harbour-side, “The Dockside” provides an unobstructed view of Luneburg’s famous Fisheries Museum, the colourful waterfront and one of Lunenburg’s most historic districts.
Established in 1977 after the Swinemar family decided it was time to combine their business expertise with delicious, unique family recipes for pizza, subs, and donairs and foray into the fast food restaurant industry. Enjoy water views from every seat.
What would Lunenburg be without Magnolia’s Grill? This restaurant has a fun atmosphere, wonderful staff, great music, the best fish cakes AND a key lime pie that is to die for.
Come experience the outstanding view of Lunenburg’s harbour from our dining room, bar, or wharf-side patio. Committed to serving locals and travelers a hearty meal in an inviting and hospitable atmosphere.
Located in the heart of historic Lunenburg, it features a simple menu of seaside favourites, sourced locally, and classically prepared. Dishes are designed to let the fresh seafood shine while you enjoy stunning harbour views from either of their patios.