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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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  • Great waterfront place and saltys restaurant is there and lower deck for music and drinks after. I recommend.  more »
  • The walk came highly recommended but once you start there is a lot of construction to walk around and associated detours. It looks like it's going to be around for a while. A walk around downtown Hali...  more »
  • Not my first trip here and definitely not my last ! I love Halifax,s waterfront Lots to see and visit great food very friendly people something you must experience here !  more »
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  • 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.
  • Really nice walk along the water with plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.