Chart your course to visit one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines.
Waterfront parking is where downtown begins.
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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.
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.
Harnessing the potential of our waterfronts.
Learn more about Nova Scotia’s waterfronts.
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.
Meet the Waterfront Development team.
Meet our Board of Directors.
Become a steward of a rising tide.
NovaScotian Crystal, located on the Halifax waterfront, is open year-round and is North America’s only mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal maker. What started a generation ago, from a group of Irish immigrants with a commitment to preserving an ancient craft that is disappearing in the world, has become a truly Canadian story of respect for tradition, beauty and fine craftsmanship. NovaScotian Crystal has created a series of patterns and designs that are as functional as they are brilliant and each piece is uniquely created by the hands of their Craftsmen.
The History of Crystal Making
While glass has been made for thousands of years, crystal making began in England during the late 17th century. During the next several hundred years, the craft spread throughout Europe and crystal became prized for its beauty, heft, and light refraction. The high level of skill required of the blowers and cutters in the craft of crystal is appreciated worldwide.