Walk the ocean’s edge along the historic Halifax waterfront. Start at Pier 21 – the gateway into Canada for one million immigrants – and then explore eclectic shops, some of the city’s best restaurants, and ships including the last of the WWII convoy escort corvettes.
Discover the oldest continuously operating farmers’ market in North America, and exhibits at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic including displays on the city’s link to the Titanic disaster. End at the timber-frame & stone warehouses of Historic Properties – originally built to safeguard booty captured by legalized pirates called privateers.
The most visited destination in Nova Scotia offers many paths to spontaneous discovery – by land or sea. Boat tours range from a romantic evening cruise aboard the Tall Ship Silva, a gracious dinner aboard the Harbour Queen or climb aboard the Harbour Hopper, an amphibious vehicle that meanders past downtown points-of-interest before splashing into the harbour . For the younger set, Theodore Too, a bright yellow tugboat wearing a cheerful expression and a jaunty red cap, invites children of all ages aboard to see the “big harbour.”
Events on the Waterfront
There’s lots to do at any time of the year, but music, arts, culture, street performance and food festivals take the entertainment level up a notch or three. The Multicultural Festival, Busker Festival, Halifax Sandjam beach volleyball tournament and Jazz Festival keep our streets humming.
Dining, Pubs & Shopping
There’s a lot to discover in Halifax, and that can make any voyager hungry. The city’s waterfront restaurant scene continues to heat up, as celebrated chefs draw on their global expertise and the harvests of local farmers to create unique culinary offerings. Stop into the Halifax Seaport Market for fresh produce and local crafts, and then head to Sugah! for a sweet treat. Check out designer shops at Bishop’s Landing, our artisans located along the waterfront like NovaScotian Crystal and the boutiques in Historic Properties.