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.
Take advantage of free Wi-Fi.
Learn more about recent waterfront developments.
Our open space Master Plan is in-progress.
Harnessing the potential of our waterfronts.
Learn more about Nova Scotia’s waterfronts.
News from the water’s edge.
Follow along and share your experiences.
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.
Our sailing season generally runs from May to October. Step off your vessel and onto the town. If you’re looking for seaside fine dining or curbside fish and chips, gallery exhibits or nightlife, you’re docked in the heart of the city and it’s all here for you. The Halifax waterfront offers more than 1 kilometre (.6 mile) of public berth space including over 457 metres (1500 feet) of floating docks. We’re a proud member of the US Superyacht Association and ready to welcome you to our waters.
Some items to explore!
Boating Guide to Nova Scotia
Halifax Marina Visitor’s Guide
Lunenburg Marina Visitor’s Guide
2017 Atlantic Boating Guide
Daytime berthing is FREE with your registered Berthing Pass (must have pass to register). Visit our Marina Toolkit for more information about free daytime berthing and overnight berthing.
(Note: Cable Wharf South Side, and Queen’s Wharves North (South Side) are not available for berthing during the 2017 season, with the Queen’s Marque project underway).
We offer competitive rates on overnight berthing. Vessels 24.4 m (80 ft.) or less: $1.75 + HST/ft. Vessels greater than 24.4 m (80 ft.): $3.00 + HST/ft.
(Note: Cable Wharf south side, and Queen’s Wharves North (South Side) are not available for berthing during the 2017 season, with the Queen’s Marque project underway).
Atlantic Canada’s First Blue Flag Award Winner
As Atlantic Canada’s First Blue Flag recipient in 2012, the Halifax waterfront is recognized for meeting high environmental standards and continues to receive this recognition annually. Blue Flag is a highly respected international eco-label (administered in Canada by Environmental Defence) that works towards the sustainable development of beaches and marinas. Please review our Waterfront Development Marina Code of Environmental Code.
Visiting Ship Program
As part of our Visiting Ship Program, ships and crew from around Canada and the world visit our waterfronts in Halifax, Bedford and Lunenburg. Through this program, the public has an opportunity to learn more about the vessel and often take advantage of free public boardings. Past visits have included Tall Ship Gloria (Colombia), Tall Ship Cuauhtemoc (Mexico), Schooner Katie Belle (Canada), USCGC Eagle (US), STS Lord Nelson (UK), MV Planet Solar (Switzerland), Sedna IV (Canada), Bluenose II (Canada), Tall Ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway), and Tall Ship Esmeralda (Chile). Contact our Marina Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
North America’s oldest continuous salt-water ferry system is a distinctive feature of the historic Halifax Harbour. Travelling between Dartmouth (from both Alderney Landing and Woodside) and Halifax, the ferries crisscross the harbour daily and have become modern day icons of our region. Learn more about the Halifax ferries.
Water Taxis (Seasonal)
Harbour Water Taxi
Anchored by King’s Wharf in Dartmouth, the Harbour Water Taxi is fast, safe, and fun method of travel in the way we’ve always done it here in Nova Scotia—by sea. Whether you’re commuting to work, meeting friends for a day of shopping, or planning an evening on the town, the Harbour Water Taxi will get you there in style, comfort, and ease.
Chebucto Water Taxi
An on call service with option to book in advance. Offering a variety of pick up and drop off points, as well as sightseeing tours.
Overnight booking requests for the Halifax waterfront are tentative at this time. Once we finalize our berthing plan for the season we will confirm. Thank you.
Pay & Display parking is located at various locations along Lower Water Street and close to the boardwalk.
$3/hour · $16/day (8am to 6pm) · $6/night (6pm to 8am)
Please inquire with our Marina Office for available berths with power and applicable rates. 30, 50, 100 and 200amp services are available for overnight berths in select locations.
General security is provided 24/7 along the Halifax waterfront. Please contact the security office at 902.471.5070 or email email@example.com for assistance or after hours arrival check in.
Waste and recycling locations are available for visiting vessels.
Water is available for overnight visiting vessels at select locations. Please inquire with our Marina Office.
Nova Scotia’s most visited destination is wireless. The Halifax waterfront offers free wireless service in key public areas from the Cable Wharf to Tall Ships Quay.
Find out what waterfront events are taking place, look up restaurant menus, check the hours of your favorite store or make your overnight berthing request.
Welcome to our waters.
Spectacular views of the cityscape and coastline and a seaside trail make the Bedford waterfront an unforgettable destination. Please note that our Daytime Berthing and Overnight Berthing programs are temporarily not available on the Bedford waterfront. We will provide an update when they are available. The Recreational Small Boat Launch at South Jetty is available.
Please visit our main Marina Page for berthing options on the Halifax and Lunenburg waterfronts.
Parking is located at various locations along the Bedford waterfront.
Explore our port of call.
Welcome to Lunenburg’s historic waterfront. Our picturesque waterfront is home to tall ships, schooners, dories, fishing vessels and floating docks. Our marine season generally runs from May to October.
We’re a proud member of the US Superyacht Association and ready to welcome you to our waters.
Daytime berthing is FREE with your registered Berthing Pass (must have pass to register). Visit our Marina Toolkit for more information about free daytime berthing and overnight berthing fees.
$1 + HST/ft
Visiting Ship Program
As part of our Visiting Ship Program, ships and crew from around the world visit our waterfronts in Halifax, Bedford and Lunenburg. Through this program, the public has an opportunity to learn more about the vessel and often even take advantage of free public boardings. Past visits have included STS Lord Nelson (UK), MV Planet Solar (Switzerland), Sedna IV (Canada), and Tall Ship Esmeralda (Chile). Contact our Marina Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Parking is located along the streets and at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
Please inquire with our Marina Office for available berths with power and applicable rates.
General web cam security is provided along the Lunenburg waterfront.
Free Wi-Fi is available along the Lunenburg waterfront. Plus be sure to check out the Lunenburg Waterfront Walking Tour app.