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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  • August 16, 2017
    We loved this waterfront area. It has a play area for kids with a submarine and a whale. There is metered parking and if you are lucky you will find a spot. Most people said after 6 they don't check t...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Went exploring on the boardwalk. Found lots of shops to explore and sites to see. Saw the ribfest in action.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Can't visit Halifax without a walk on the Halifax Harbor waterfront boardwalk. Prices are a bit high but to be expected I guess. Lot of food available , and don't forget to visit Cows for ice cream. G...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    It's truly an amazing place to hang out with friends and family and after the construction is finished there will be a lot more to explore.
  • June 28, 2017
    Really nice walk along the water with plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from.
  • September 9, 2016
    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!
  • October 4, 2016
    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.
  • September 22, 2016
    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.

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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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