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Historic Properties, Halifax

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Architectural Buildings, Fun & Games, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Right on the waterfront and a nice respite from a chilly breeze Lots of funky little spots to shop and several great restaurants and pubs 
  • This wharf has some nice shops and it worth a visit. Gahan - the bar/restaurant at the end is a great place for a drink either inside or out and does great food. 
  • Unfortunately alot of the seasonal outdoor shops were closed as we were there on the Thanksgiving weekend. I'd love to go back during the summer season. 
  • 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.
  • Lovely area by the Halifax waterfront with a trendy vibe. Shops and restaurants fill the magnificent buildings dating back from the 1800s.
  • Mostly a tourist trap but the cafe is great (Tow if by Sea) and the restaurant is decent (Gahan)
  • Very nice place to take a walk through. Had an excellent time.
  • Cute shops in here. Make you you try out the Lower Deck!
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