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Historic Properties, Halifax

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Historic Walking Area Architectural Building
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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  • These buildings are remarkable examples of a bygone era. Walk around several blocks to see how they used to live and work.  more »
  • Nice buildings on outside-inside souvenir stores-what a waste on prime waterfront, perhaps in summer more artists and other entertainment in this area.  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to stroll through. It is not for people who have walking problems though. History kind of stands still here. Imagine all of the people who have lived in these homes over the ...  more »
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  • 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
  • Very authentic and warm feeling ... Food was good not great staff were very friendly
  • Good variety of shops. Salty's is a good seafood restaurant.
  • 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.
  • 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.