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.
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Learn more about recent waterfront developments.
Our open space Master Plan is in-progress.
Harnessing the potential of our waterfronts.
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News from the water’s edge.
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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.
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Become a steward of a rising tide.
From sun-drenched patios to quaint harbour walks and rides, you’ll love exploring this urban waterfront nestled in a growing downtown core.
Please note the seasonal kiosks in Queen’s Landing are closing by early October. This does not include seasonal boat tours and Amos Pewter has a new home nearby. Click here for more information and a parking update.
Canada has been profoundly shaped by immigration. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 located on the Halifax waterfront aims to inspire and enable Canadians to explore their relationships with those migrations.
The Halifax Seaport is a vibrant arts and cultural district found at the south end of the Halifax waterfront. Extending from Piers 19 to 23, you will find artisans, retailers, cruise terminals, event facilities, cafés, galleries, offices, a museum, a university and a farmers’ market. This district has been redeveloped to showcase local talent and is now a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.
Canada’s oldest and largest Maritime Museum is located on the Halifax waterfront. The Museum is a valuable historical, cultural and educational institution. It is the largest site in Nova Scotia that collects and interprets various elements of Nova Scotia’s marine history. Visitors are introduced to the age of steamships, local small craft, the Royal Canadian and Merchant Navies, World War II convoys and The Battle of the Atlantic, the Halifax Explosion of 1917, and Nova Scotia’s role in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is an anchor of Nova Scotia’s cultural tourism, home to iconic artworks that reflect Nova Scotia’s culture to the world, as well as a showcase for temporary exhibitions that highlight the art of this region and this country. Home to over 17,000 artworks and host to numerous exhibitions and events annually, the Gallery is a hub of cultural activity in the community. The Halifax gallery is located near the waterfront in the downtown core.
From handcrafted crystal to unique gifts and souvenirs, the Halifax waterfront offers an array of shops that cater to the most discerning shoppers.
The Piazza at Bishop’s Landing includes a wonderful variety of boutique shops, exceptional dining, and unique services.
Murphy’s The Cable Wharf is the largest seasonal tour boat and year-round restaurant operator in Halifax. Home to the Harbour Hopper, the Tall Ship Mar, whale watching tours, Theodore Tugboat, the Harbour Queen, and more. Visit the gift shop or dine in Murphy’s Restaurant and enjoy an unparalleled view of the harbour. Enjoy a Luckett Wine on the Water Tour where you’ll sample delicious Nova Scotia food and wine pairings.
Some of the finest crystal in the world is made right here in Nova Scotia. NovaScotian Crystal follows a centuries-old tradition of mouth blowing and hand-cutting each and every piece and has established itself as a waterfront landmark.
Explore almost 4-kilometres of boardwalk, complete with views of the harbour and seawall, as well as opportunities to dip into waterfront cafes, shops, and museums. From here, you can also explore by sea and enjoy harbour views, go whale watching, or head to McNabs Island, one of Halifax’s best kept secrets.
Open year-round on the Halifax waterfront, Casino Nova Scotia is Atlantic Canada’s largest gaming and entertainment destination. Attracting visitors from around the world, the gaming floor maintains a high level of excitement with regular promotions and special events. The combination of exciting gaming, top-notch entertainment, and delectable dining ensures an unforgettable experience.
Walking on the deck of the majestic Bluenose II transports you back to a time when fishing schooners were alive with activity, sailing the waters of the North Atlantic. The chance to see and experience Bluenose II is not to be missed.
Lunenburg Waterfront – Cruises & free deck tours – September 10-19
Halifax Waterfront – Cruises & free deck tours – September 20-24
Learn about Nova Scotia’s marine wildlife and the local efforts to conserve sea turtles— particularly the leatherback turtle. Merchandise is also available for purchase with proceeds going towards research.
The Lost Cod is a clothing company specializing in unique Nova Scotia-based designs that celebrate traditional Nova Scotia industry and highlight some of our current treasures.
Shop for handcrafted jewellery, home decor, tableware, and collectibles inspired by nature and our coastal surroundings.
A seasonal experience located behind the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel where golfers of all abilities can show off their short game for the opportunity to win prizes.
Located at Sands at Salter, HFX Beach Volleyball offers a safe, fun, friendly, and challenging environment for new and elite players.
Conveniently located on Sands at Salter, Kayak Halifax is a locally-owned company with a passion for healthy living. Guides are outgoing, engaging, and fully certified to provide you with both instruction and knowledge, ensuring your experience on the water is one you won’t forget.
Segway Nova Scotia is the only Segway-authorized dealer and tour operator in Nova Scotia, providing Segway sales, service and rentals, and offering guided tours and rides.
I Heart Bikes offers bicycle tours, bike rentals, and date packages from their small retail shop housed in a recycled shipping container on the waterfront.