Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, Halifax

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Take a peaceful stroll by the water at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk. Stretching for 3.8 km (2.4 mi), the boardwalk begins at the Halifax seaport and ends in front of Casino Nova Scotia. Along your walk you will come across notable museums including the Maritime Museum, Pier 21 Immigration Museum, and the CSS Acadia Museum Ship. You can also discover the local seaport farmer's market, the longest running farmer's market in North America. The promenade is also home to shops, as well as historic Halifax properties, such as the Cable Wharf, which is a former cable ship terminal. Plan your Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk visit and explore what else you can see and do in Halifax using our Halifax trip itinerary planner .
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  • The Halifax waterfront boardwalk is great. You can normally stroll from the seaport market all the way along the waterfront to the historic properties. However, check at the moment as there is develop...  more »
  • I love being able to walk the Halifax waterfront. I was very glad that they installed the floating boardwalk as part of the waterfront was cut off due to construction. There are so many great shops, r...  more »
  • In the historic part of the city of Halifax, a walk along the harbor with view and access to water from a Myriad of shops, restaurants, games and activities occur on this walk. For lovers of memories, there are several shops offering clothes, souvenirs, wooden boats, etc. Possible visit to the corvette HMCS Sackville (admission $ 5). Public market center purchases inside, type old (Historic properties) warehouse district. Nice place to hang out during a nice afternoon. Some days there may be war ships on the spot.
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  • A great place to go spend an evening or afternoon walking around when there's not an event going on. Almost always has some type of music going (street performers) and food to be had (via trucks/stands). Plenty of benches if you get a little tired or just happen to want to enjoy the harbour breeze while you eat a beaver tail. When there *is* an event going on, it's still fun, since now you get to enjoy the crowds and new sights! My favorite is when the Tall Ships come in. Second favorite is when the Buskers Festival kicks off. There's just so many cool performances!
  • Great to walk. Great restaurants. Great concession stands in the summer. Excellent for all ages. Great play areas for kids and adults. Excellent 3km view of the harbour, great to walk and there is a lot of places to rest and take in the view.
  • This was my first visit to Halifax and believe it or not after 31 years of marriage and 40 years after immigrating to Canada there are still somethings that surprise me. One thing that was not a surprise to me was the friendliness of the people and more over the welcoming nature of all the restaurants we visited. I was informed before my visit of the nature of those from the Atlantic cost but WOW my meal at the Halifax Waterfront restaurant was second to none. My wife and I shared the crab fritters, bacon wrapped scallops and oysters for dinner. All the dishes were impeccably prepared with one small exception the first round of scallop although great was a little overcooked. My wife and I discussed this while we had the rest of our dinner but before we had an opportunity to make our conversation known to the waitress that was not only great and well versed in her craft the chef had already sent a second serving of the scallops to our table. This in my opinion is not only the mark of a great chef but an excellent judge of what a properly prepared scallop should look like and react to your customers needs before they even know their needs have not yet been met. I would without any reservations recommend the Halifax Waterfront as one of your lunch, dinner or desert stop on your visit to Halifax. This restaurant once again is a MUST on any visit near, around or to Halifax. Thank you Halifax Waterfront for making my first visit to Halifax a more memorable and special occasion based simple on service and a great meal.
  • You haven't been to Halifax if you haven't strolled the waterfront. There are so many restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, museums and attractions here from the upscale and pricey to the trendy and affordable. Plus there's actually room to walk when it's busy. And sometimes you see celebrities. ;) Lots more parking opportunities than ever before.
  • The waterfront has gone through a real visible revitalization in recent years. Though it is still largely tourist focused, it's become home to new businesses which are far less schmaltzy than five years ago, and actually invite participation form locals. The Stubborn Goat and the outdoor sitting food court are two great examples. It's a busy place, but great for family outings and easy sunny walks.

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Where to stay in Halifax

Accommodations are scattered evenly throughout Halifax, with decent options available across town. Downtown offers the best transport connections and access to major attractions, with several options lining the central thoroughfare, Sackville Street. Here, you'll also enjoy views over the water and convenient proximity to some of the city's most pleasant parks. Look around the neighborhood of South End to enjoy the bohemian vibe surrounding Saint Mary's University, or go west to find a quiet spot near Long Lake Provincial Park.
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