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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.
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Four unique waterfronts filled with experiences for all ages.
A waterfront view makes everything taste better.
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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 Discover Halifax.
“New Place”: Seasonal Kiosks are open between Salter and Sackville streets near Waterfront Warehouse. Check out the list of kiosks here.
Experience Halifax’s heritage firsthand at Historic Properties on Halifax’s waterfront. A designated National Historic Site in the heart of downtown Halifax, Historic Properties is the first restoration project of its kind in Canada, featuring three city blocks of Canada’s oldest surviving group of waterfront warehouses and some of North America’s finest Victorian-Italianate façades dating back to the late 1700s and early 1800s. Charming historic buildings offer modern boutique shopping, gourmet dining, and true East Coast entertainment.
The newest addition to Casino Nova Scotia, 3Sixty features bars, bands and buffets.
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 proud Nova Scotian hospitality with great food, great beer and local entertainment seven nights a week. A favorite “go to” pub for the locals and a “must visit” destination for tourists from all around the world. With 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 become one of the premier coffee and espresso locations in Atlantic Canada. Supporting local, they 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.
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.
Located directly on the Halifax boardwalk, the new Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel patio, Stone’s Throw, offers stunning views of Historic Properties, Halifax harbour and downtown Halifax. Try locally-sourced items like wood burning pizza and shareable plates, or enjoy Nova Scotia wine, distilled beverages and refreshing craft beers on tap.
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 on 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 a variety of Atlantic Canadian lobster rolls and awesome grilled cheese.
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.