There’s no better view of Halifax’s city lights. There’s no better place to experience life on the waterfront.
The Trans Canada Trail is the world's longest network of recreational trails. When fully connected, the Trail will span 23,000 kilometres from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans.
The Angus L. MacDonald Bridge, named after the former premier of Nova Scotia, is a suspension bridge connecting Halifax to Dartmouth. Known locally as "the old bridge", it opened on April 2, 1955, and was designed by Philip Louis Pratley, one of Canada's foremost long-span bridge designers and the man responsible for the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver.
The Cunard Centre is a waterfront cargo shed renovated into a large multipurpose, year round event centre. The venue’s sheer size, 53,000 square feet of column free space, boasts one of the largest capacities for events in Halifax. With one of the largest capacities in Halifax, The Cunard Centre can accommodate a variety of functions, from receptions for up to 4,000 people, to trade and consumer shows, concerts and fundraisers.
Pier 21 was an ocean liner terminal and immigration shed from 1928 to 1971 in Halifax. Over one million immigrants came to Canada through Pier 21 and it is the last surviving seaport immigration facility in Canada. It's now occupied by the Canadian Museum of Immigration, part of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design as well as various retail and studio tenants.
Located near the Historic Properties building, the Halifax Transit ferry terminal offers residents quick and convenient access to downtown Dartmouth and Woodside.
The Historic Properties (also known as Privateers' Wharf) are waterfront warehouses that were constructed during the Napoleonic Wars by local businessmen such as Enos Collins, a privateer, smuggler and shipper whose vessels defied Napoleon's blockade to bring American supplies to the Duke of Wellington. These properties helped make Halifax prosperous in Canada's early days by aiding trade and commerce, but they were also frequently used as vehicles for smuggling and privateering.
Fort George is the fortified summit of Citadel Hill, a National Historic Site of Canada. Established in 1749 as a counterbalance to the French stronghold of Louisbourg, Fort George played a pivotal role as the English and French battled for the new world. Today the fort is operated by Parks Canada and is restored to the Victorian period, where re-enactors of the famed 78th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot stand guard.
Scotiabank Centre (formerly known as Halifax Metro Centre) is a multi-purpose indoor sporting arena. The building is next to the World Trade and Convention Centre, at the foot of Citadel Hill. It is the largest arena in Halifax.
Casino Nova Scotia has 650 slots and table games. There is an attached 550-car parkade, including 14 wheelchair-accessible spaces. The casino is connected via pedway to the Marriott Halifax Harbourfront, formerly the Casino Nova Scotia Hotel and Sheraton Hotel Halifax. The pedway also connects to Purdy's Wharf, Scotia Square, and the downtown core.
The Halifax Public Gardens are Victorian-era public gardens formally established in 1867, the year of Canadian Confederation. The 16 acres of gardens are located on Spring Garden Road opposite Victoria Park. The gardens were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984. They are open annually from approximately May 1 until November 1.
The Halifax Farmers’ Market has operated in several locations across the city since its inception in 1750, but moved to the Halifax Seaport in 2010 where it is now known as the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market – the longest continuously running Market in North America and proudly hosting over 250 vendors. It's a favourite weekend destination for the people of Halifax.
Mic Mac Mall is a shopping mall located on Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth. It offers a sophisticated mix of brands for every lifestyle, including BCBG Max Azria, H&M, Bath & Bodyworks, Aeropostale, The Bay, Homesense and more. It hosts a Metro Transit bus terminal.
Dartmouth Crossing is a retail commercial development located north of the Highway 118 and Highway 111 interchange in Dartmouth. It has become one of the most popular shopping destinations in the regions, boasting 1.3 million square feet of retail space and a mix of everything from big-box stores to small, intimate shops.
Two If By Sea is a café and bakeshop that embraces indulgence. Whether it's a perfectly pulled espresso or a rich, buttery croissant, you will find the best in the city here. The café is independently owned and proudly calls Dartmouth home.
The Dartmouth Sportsplex is an indoor sports and community centre. It houses an arena, two swimming pools with water slides, and other fitness, leisure and events facilities. It's also home to the Dartmouth Whalers minor hockey association and Dartmouth Crusaders swim club.
The Dartmouth Bridge Terminal is just a 5 minute bus ride away, and from there, you can ride to virtually anywhere in the region, including downtown Halifax, Burnside and the Airport.
The Eastern Passage is famous for Fisherman’s Wharf, a working fishing village that offers day-trippers a collection of small restaurants, craft shops and fish markets.
Halifax Harbour is a natural harbour that runs in a northwest-southeast direction. It’s about an hour’s sail from the Great Circle Route between the Eastern Seaboard and Europe, making it the first inbound and last outbound port of call in eastern North America with transcontinental rail connections.
Residences of the Keelson and home to the King’s Wharf Sales Presentation Centre.
Residences of the Anchorage and home to Just Us! Coffeehouse.