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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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Building on the greatness of the ocean since 1976.
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The Halifax waterfront is a hub of culture and commerce in Nova Scotia. Surrounded by sparkling ocean, a working port, and featuring one of the world’s longest downtown boardwalks, the Halifax waterfront is home to a mix of year-round and seasonal businesses, exciting events for the whole family, and emerging urban developments.
Spectacular views of the cityscape and coastline. A well-maintained walking trail. A well-loved playground. Seasonal amenities including beach volleyball courts, BBQ’s, and picnic tables. These are just a few of the many reasons the Bedford waterfront is an unforgettable destination for the entire family. Don’t forget to check out the annual Bedford Days festival in the summer.
Nova Scotia’s dynamic oceanic history comes to life on the Dartmouth waterfront. Take a ride on North America’s oldest saltwater ferry or enjoy engaging murals that capture the heart of the community. The Dartmouth waterfront provides an array of cultural and historic experiences and hosts gatherings and events of all sizes, including high-energy music concerts, Alderney Farmers’ Market, cultural celebrations at Alderney Landing, and Natal Day fireworks. This revitalized downtown core includes an eclectic mix of businesses and developments that are building on our ocean economy.
$1.5 million investment to revitalize and enhance the Big Boat Shed on Nova Scotia’s iconic Lunenburg waterfront to ensure it continues to be a place where Nova Scotians and visitors can experience and participate in traditional shipbuilding. Click here.
Thank you to everyone who attended the June 23/18 event — part of the Lunenburg Waterfront Association Annual Symposium, as well as the recent pop up locations. And for your feedback.
Lunenburg Waterfront Strategic Goals
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Working Waterfront Map
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Nova Scotia’s seafaring history and boatbuilding tradition comes to life on the Lunenburg waterfront. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers visitors and residents a close-up on one of the world’s most remarkable and authentic working waterfronts.
Experience world-class events on a small harbour stage. Festivals include gatherings such as the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, the International Dory Race and, other great festivals and events in the local area. Explore the ins and outs of a working waterfront with the Lunenburg Walking Waterfront Tour app. Click here to learn more about the nine stops and the guided tour.