With over three kilometres of wooden boardwalk stretching alongside the scenic Halifax Harbour, there’s no one way to explore.
Enjoy the sights of an ever-changing working waterfront. Views of Georges and McNabs Islands won’t disappoint. Relax in a hammock near Bishop’s Landing not far from the “drunken lampposts” art installation. The most visited destination in Nova Scotia, the waterfront is a favourite spot for local and visiting boaters adding to the changing views.
Sitting on the second largest natural ice-free harbour in the world, the waterfront also offers up the hottest show in town. At the NovaScotian Crystal showroom see craftsmen blow molten glass to life.
Feel like exploring? Bike, Segway, kayak, take a Harbour Hopper tour or evening cruise. Walk across the seasonal floating Sea Bridge—connecting North and South boardwalks throughout the rising of the Queen’s Marque building project.
With 40 plus events annually, enjoy the Halifax International Jazz Fest and Halifax Ribfest, new events like the Mosaic Cultural Festival, mixed in with regattas, community dancing and al fresco yoga.
There’s the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, The Discovery Centre (be a kid again!) and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The Nova Scotia Art Gallery and local galleries are dotted throughout downtown. Plus, a mix of local shops to check out.
After you’ve worked up an appetite, seasonal kiosks and year-round restaurants and pubs (and markets) will hit the spot. Patios along the way offer up salty air views including the Stubborn Goat Beer Garden, Waterfront Warehouse, and Murphy’s the Cable Wharf. Fresh seafood, local and craft beverages are favourites.
A gateway to downtown Halifax and surrounding neighbourhoods, don’t miss the chance to ride North America’s oldest salt water ferry for $2.50 with a 360-degree round of Instagrammable shots and take in the local downtown Dartmouth scene.