Stroll, bike, run or rollerblade along the Bedford Harbourwalk Trail, which stretches along 3.8 km of spectacular waterfront. Experience what an urban coastline has to offer: rolling waves, ocean-smoothed rocks and a beautiful public park. Looking for a family-friendly option? Take the kids for a play date at the Haida Playground.
Enjoy the popular Bedford Days festival every summer.
The Dartmouth waterfront offers a number of opportunities to take in the harbour views by foot. You could hike the Dartmouth Harbourwalk Trail, which traces a 3.8km path from Alderney Landing to the Woodside Ferry Terminal, and includes the Shubie Bridge. You can also take a self-guided tour along the beginning of the Shubenacadie Canal. Historical tours and reenactments are also offered along this 115 km long inland waterway. Start near the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal and look for the “Canal” signs.
While you explore the Dartmouth Harbourwalk, be sure to check out the mural art project to see how art lives and breathes on the waterfront. The annual Hopscotch Urban Arts Festival sees local and international talents showcase their work on the various “walls” in Dartmouth Cove among other events on both sides of the Harbour.
Visit the Peace Pavilion, whose unique triangular structure represents equality, unity, order and reason. Or, take a self-guided tour along the beginning of the Shubenacadie Canal – Nova Scotia’s 115 km long inland waterway. Start near the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal and look for the “Canal” signs.
If you need a bike tune up, some friendly advice, or (maybe a new bike) while out enjoying the Dartmouth Harbourwalk trail, drop by the The Bike Pedaler on nearby Portland Street near the Dartmouth waterfront.
From sun-drenched patios to quaint Harbourwalks and harbour rides, this is a waterfront with an urban feel and close connection to a growing downtown core. Experience the place The Coast magazine calls “The Best Place to Take Out of Towners”.
Home to the Harbour Hopper, the Tall Ship Mar, Whale Watching tours, Theodore Tugboat, and the Harbour Queen, and now Tall Ship Silva just to name a few. Each year, tourists and locals are welcomed to the seasonal Harbourwalk kiosks housing Murphy’s Boat Tours and gift items.
Ambassatours Gray Line operates the best sightseeing tours out of Halifax.
Tour products include trips to Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg and Mahone Bay as well as our Deluxe Halifax City tour, offered in an authentic British Double Decker bus! Ambassatours Gray Line is Atlantic Canada’s Largest Tour and Motor Coach operator.
Visit the Halifax waterfront today and Ambassatours Gray Line will take you on a city tour highlighting the Citadel National Historic Site, Titanic and more. Or line up a charter for your next event, or team road trip.
A new, seasonal pilot project located behind the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. H2O Golf will be a draw for golfers of all abilities to Halifax Waterfront to show off their short game for the opportunity to win a number of prizes. The professionally designed, engineered and built island green is 26 feet in diameter (700 square feet) and features the same professional grade artificial turf found on the playing surface at Foxboro’s Gillette Stadium.
Stop by this seasonal kiosk in Queen’s Landing Market and plan another adventure to Cape Breton Island.
I Heart Bikes
At I Heart Bikes we believe bicycles are fun, and it is our hope to share that experience with our customers. We offer bicycle tours, bike rentals, dating services, and a small retail shop.
Our bicycle tours are the best way to experience Halifax, whether you are looking for sightseeing attractions, cruise ship shore excursions, a history lesson, or simply looking to experience the green side of the city.
For those who are looking for things to do in Halifax that don’t include a tour group, and wish to experience the city more freely, our bike rental program is for you. Armed with our I Heart Bikes City Map, and keen sense of adventure you may stop and go as you like.
Segway Nova Scotia
Segway Nova Scotia is the only Segway-authorized Dealer & Tour Operator in Nova Scotia. We provide Segway Personal Transporter (PT) sales, service & rentals. We also offer guided Segway PT tours & rides, and new for 2013 – tours along the Halifax waterfront.Customized group, corporate, and special events packages are also available.
The Halifax Harbourwalk
The Halifax Harbourwalk offers explorers almost 4 km of boardwalk complete with views of the harbour and seawall, as well as opportunities to dip into waterfront cafes, shops and museums.
For seafarers and adventurers, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a not-to-be-missed destination, complete with big ships, small boats, scale models, blocks and bells, ditty bags, sail needles and yes, foghorns.
Rosie’s Face Painting – a children’s favorite for many years, Rosie’s Face Painting is located on the Harbourwalk, near the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
Canadian Sea Turtle Centre
Located in Queen’s Landing Market, the centre features Nova Scotia’s marine wildlife and the local efforts to conserve sea turtles, particularly the leatherback turtle. This educational centre will be of interest for visitors of all ages through marine conservation interactive exhibits and programs. Merchandise is also available for purchase with proceeds support research.
For more information on things to do in Halifax, visit Downtown Halifax.
Walking, golfing, sightseeing, boating, shopping and festivals are among the many diversions available on or near the Lunenburg waterfront. Visit our working harbour and enjoy our daily catch – some of the world’s best-tasting seafood.
The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is a world-class museum that celebrates the fishing heritage of Canada’s Atlantic Coast. Explore wharf side vessels, an aquarium and exhibit as well as a full-service restaurant.
Lunenburg has long been a gathering place for artists of international renown. Visit any one of our small, intimate galleries and workshops to see the beauty of our community reflected through the eyes of our most talented creators.
Step back in time with a visit to the renovated historic buildings of Old Town Lunenburg.
If you’re a diver, check out one of our guided tours of the Saguenay, a decommissioned 112-meter Canadian Navy destroyer, which was sunk to create an underwater marine park. Check out the calendar of events.
Drop into The Dory Shop, which still builds traditional two-man dories they way they did when the shop was first opened in 1895.
Hear seafaring tales of the Barque Picton Castle.
Don’t miss the current restoration of the famous Bluenose II.
For more information on community events and things to do in Lunenburg, visit www.explorelunenburg.ca.