Explore Halifax's rich heritage with a visit to Historic Properties, a set of warehouses that a group of Nova Scotia businessmen began constructing during the Napoleonic wars. An integral part of Canada's formative years, these properties generated enough income to make the region prosperous by aiding trade and commerce. On the other hand, they also have a slightly less savory history of privateering and smuggling. Nowadays, the restored 19th-century buildings host an array of trendy pubs, restaurants, and clothing boutiques. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Historic Properties by using our Halifax online holiday planner .
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  • This site is a wonderful example of architectural preservation. It consists of a grouping of buildings from different time periods that were not demolished in the name of progress. If you have any int...  more »
  • This collection of buildings has a nice cafe and some gift shops (and a barber shop) and some restaurants. We spent a nice quiet hour on a May day sipping coffee and writing postcards. The architectur...  more »
  • It was a cute area to stroll though, it was very quaint. There were lots of little shops to check out. It was a cute way to see a it of history while visiting Halifax.  more »
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  • What can I say it's a beautiful beautiful place lots of shops really good places to eat
  • Quaint. Friendly and very interesting. The entire boardwalk area was great for strolling.
  • Nice selection of shops for local stuff and souvenirs. Nice little coffee shop. Couple ok restaurants around.
  • This is the earliest restoration on the Halifax waterfront. Historic buildings are faithfully restored and house small shops and businesses. This point makes a good starting point of the waterfront boardwalk.
  • Historic warehouses converted to offices and retail stores doesn't sound interesting, but the space is excellent. Gives a great feel for historic Halifax especially on a foggy evening.
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