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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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Our open space Master Plan is in-progress.
Harnessing the potential of our 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.
Tourism is a critical economic sector for Nova Scotia. Our properties are consistently among the most visited tourism destinations, including the top two being the Halifax and Lunenburg waterfronts, providing public access to the water’s edge, people, residents and visitors alike.
More than 40 events were hosted on the waterfronts in 2016-17 around Halifax Harbour and in Lunenburg. And each year visitation increases, with more than 2.5 million visitors to the Halifax boardwalk last year. This year, to celebrate Canada 150, in partnership with Sail Training International and Rendez-Vous Naval de Quebec, Waterfront Development led Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta for Nova Scotia. This not only occurred in Halifax but in 10 other outports around the Province.
The Halifax waterfront has become a platform for small business, an ecosystem of entrepreneurialism and a tourism sector incubator. This includes New Place, a small business cluster being constructed on the Halifax Waterfront. New Place includes vibrant culinary experiences, public amenities, washrooms, performance space and places to gather. This opened in the spring 2017 and contributes to the animation and attractiveness of the waterfront for visitors and residents, as well as provide an important platform for entrepreneurs.
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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.