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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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Halifax holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Boardwalk offers great viewing of the harbor and is a good place for leisurely walking, viewing and picture taking. There are many places to eat, shop and visit. There is a large shopping mall at ...  more »
  • If you visit Halifax and Nova Scotia then you'll need to spend time here. There is an off season and a busy summer tourist season. Spend three to four hour at least once or twice for maximum benefit. 
  • Loved walking by the water, seeing the lighthouse, laying in the hammocks, watching boats go by. We were too early for shops to be open, but a lovely morning stroll. 
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  • Take in the waterfront if you are here. You may even want to take the pedestrian ferry just for the experience and views of the city from the water. Lots of shops and places to eat. Different atmosphere in the evenings than the day time, can be wonderfully lively during the right evenings. Experience it.
  • There are a lot of cool things to see and do on the boardwalk, though if you're a local it can feel a little over commercialized and touristy, though of course it's awesome for our local economy, I highly recommend taking a harbour hopper tour, even if you're a local since you learn lots of new things. It's also nice for a stroll on a warm day, but it can be tricky to avoid the crowds. I recently went to the Buskers festival there and it was quite dazzling.. throngs of people though! be sure to finish off your walk at Cows ice cream!
  • An excellent walk to spend a couple of hours in Halifax. From Pier 21 to the Halifax Ferry Terminal; the Halifax waterfront offers so much to explore, see, smell, and the best of all...taste! Segway tours, the harbour hopper, hammocks, ship tours, playgrounds, the famous wave...coffee shops, restaurants and food kiosks are just a handful of the delights the Halifax waterfront has to offer.
  • Beautiful and clean waterfront packed with attractions, public art, shops, food stands, and restaurants. Great views of Dartmouth and the outlying islands in the late afternoon. Check out the Visitor Information Center for info on tours and places of interest. Allot at least two hours for a great experience.
  • Beautiful sights, great cultural experience