The Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk is a public footpath located on the Halifax Harbour waterfront in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Constructed of durable heavy timber, the Halifax boardwalk is open to the public 24 hours a day. The boardwalk also includes shops at Bishop's Landing and the Historic Properties buildings as well as the "Cable Wharf", a former cable ship terminal now used as a tour boat base for several vessels formerly including Theodore Too. A fleet of tugboats operated from the tug wharves at the foot of Salter Street for over a hundred years, including the famous tug Foundation Franklin but in 2010 the last tugs such as Point Chebucto were transferred to Port Hawkesbury. The final working vessels to regularly operate from the waterfront were pilot boats which were based at a small pier at the foot of Sackville Street, but in late 2020 their base moved to a wharf in Dartmouth near the foot of the Macdonald Bridge. The former tug and pilotage wharves have since been partially demolished and refurbished to make way for new public amenities.
Jaclyn Badcock | Apr 11, 2018
The waterfront is such a cool spot to hang out during the summer months. There are so many food ans beverage choices to enjoy on a hot day. There are so many shops to visit along the boardwalk that sell unique items such as handcrafted pewter items, clothing, and souvenirs. It's also worthwhile to visit Cows store along your travels and try their chocolate covered potato chips
Mega Bear | May 9, 2018
Beautiful place to spend a day and evening. This is part of the port and we got lucky when we stopped here, it was aboriginal weekend and what a blast we had. music, kiosks, information centers on all kinds of things native. You could shop from the very welcoming people there. At night there was music music music, all kinds of music. At the same time you could walk the old port from the navy end to pier 21, close to where there was also another market. The next time I come east to nova Scotia, I will plan more time here. FUN!! GO! Mega recommended... :-)
Lorie Ercolani | Jan 16, 2018
Beautiful way to see Halifax. Great restaurants cafe, museum, rent a bike. Go see the old streets of Halifax. You have old buildings mixed in with the new. Public gardens are beautiful. The new library is awesome and a must see. Visit the old City Hall. St. Mary cathedral is beautiful. So much to see
Nichole MacLeod | Mar 31, 2018
I am from Halifax but live away and have for many years now however every time I am home the Halifax Waterfront is a must stop. I could come here and spend a couple hours snapping pictures along the Waterfront with beautiful scenery, sometimes hazy or not beautiful Harbor scenes. There are many shops along the waterfront to browse for over priced souvenirs. A Beaver Tail or Cows Ice Cream is always a must stop!
Evan Young | Nov 24, 2017
A great place to go spend an evening or afternoon walking around when there's not an event going on. Almost always has some type of music going (street performers) and food to be had (via trucks/stands). Plenty of benches if you get a little tired or just happen to want to enjoy the harbour breeze while you eat a beaver tail. When there *is* an event going on, it's still fun, since now you get to enjoy the crowds and new sights! My favorite is when the Tall Ships come in. Second favorite is when the Buskers Festival kicks off. There's just so many cool performances!
Ravindra Kempaiah | Jul 19, 2018
Visiting the Halifax waterfront on a summer evening is just wonderful. You have this wooden broadwalk spanning over a kilometer and the views are marvelous. I saw a group of people swing dancing, sailors, people just enjoying the walk. It was great. There are quite a few restaurants nearby that offer outdoor seating. There are tours one could take to see and understand the history of this place in an organized way.
dhruv Patel | Jul 17, 2018
A great spot to visit in the heart of Halifax Downtown. Super crowded in summers. To much going on the area. Walking distance to many patios. If you are lucky you might see a Seal hanging around on the edges. Enjoy the experience.
Neil Fernandes | May 28, 2018
The Halifax waterfront seems to have it all. A nice long and busy boardwalk past interesting arts & crafts, public art installations, food outlets & restaurants, harbour tours, bike rentals and museums at either ends of the boardwalk. Pier 21 is at one end and the maritime museum at the other. We had great weather when we visited on a cruise ship and you can tell from the pictures, it was a clear summer day. There are public washrooms and paid parking available along the waterfront. With a few condos sprouting up close to the waterfront, you can be sure this is one place that is guaranteed to attract a lot of crowd. The harbour hopper uses one of the parking lots adjacent to the Murphy's restaurant. Murphys seems to have the monopoly of the waterfront tourist attractions. A great place to spend a lazy afternoon.
Brandi B | Jul 11, 2018
Its always a nice place to sit and relax. The view is lovely and there are always the comings and going of interesting people. The waterfront is also home to some amazing entertainment and restaurants as well making it full of fun and excitment at any hour you choose!
Tara MacPherson | Jun 10, 2018
Halifax Waterfront is a great place to visit for both tourists and locals. There are a lot of events happening here over the summer that are usually very well run. There are some very unique shops and restaurants that you won't find anywhere else. If you are a Nova Scotia native, or have lived here a long time, be sure to check out Lost Cod for some truly one-of-a-kind gifts.
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