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Historic Properties, Halifax
(3.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Lots of unique fun shops. Reasonable prices. Good place to find a bite to eat or drink as well. You might see a local street performer as well. 
  • This is a destination for an afternoon outing. Located on the boardwalk along the waterfront and next to the ferry terminal to Dartmouth. There are some small quaint shops, eateries and a microbrewery 
  • These historical buildings remind me of the old buildings in London, England. Many shops and boutiques to stroll. It is located near the Marriott Harbourfront hotel. I can picture strolling around in ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • While I'll agree this is designed for tourists with the shops and restaurants, it does house the wildly popular Lower Deck, which locals love. (including the university crowd) It also houses shops with goods from Maritime artisans, giving them a place to market their world class products, and hopefully help them make a living. Looking beyond the surface, it's also a beautiful building that represents deep roots in Nova Scotian history. (for better and for worse) I live taking a walk through the building and around it when I'm in town.
  • Home to the old market, Alexander Keith's small brewery and pub, among other businesses, this area will delight you, especially you're from out of town. Great photo opportunities everywhere!
  • Lovely area by the Halifax waterfront with a trendy vibe. Shops and restaurants fill the magnificent buildings dating back from the 1800s.