Historic Properties, Halifax

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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. Use our Halifax trip generator to add Historic Properties and other attractions to your Halifax vacation plans.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Towards the end of the boardwalk, near the casino side, you'll find some beautiful historical buildings that house a variety of shops. There is a nice mix of stores and you're sure to find a little so...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    As with so much of the downtown and waterfront area this is very much for tourists. There are a number of shops etc. here to see and browse, as well as a couple of bars if you get thirsty after the bo...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Interesting place to stroll through after walking down the boardwalk. Diverse market stalls to browse.  more »
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  • May 10, 2017
    Walking around the walk front, great little historic reminders of years past. Great touristy types of things. Added to the already abundant character of the area
  • May 11, 2017
    Very authentic and warm feeling ... Food was good not great staff were very friendly
  • May 24, 2017
    Good variety of shops. Salty's is a good seafood restaurant.
  • October 3, 2016
    I recently went here early on a Saturday morning with a photographer and my family to have our yearly family photos taken (for Xmas cards and the like). It was nice to see the place not being extremely crowded as has been the case all summer. There are some very pretty buildings and all sorts of "props" to stage your photos with. The old brick walls and cobblestones also make great back drops. I highly recommend taking a stroll here during the quieter times.
  • October 18, 2016
    Really the heart of Halifax. Beautifully renovated and updated historic buildings. Very good assortment of shops and restaurants. Salty's is, in my opinion, the best restaurant in Halifax. With their location directly on the harbour waterfront and superb food it's the perfect spot for entertaining friends or guests in town.

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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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