Landmarks

Waterfront Hammocks

These popular orange hammocks along the Salter boardwalk are perfect for relaxing and enjoying the harbour breezes. Also perfect for original selfies!

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Rooftop Patio, Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market

The Halifax Farmers’ Market was created by Royal Proclamation in 1750, and is the longest continuous market in North America. Now known as the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, the waterfront location is open year-round and hosts over 250 vendors! Don’t miss enjoying a snack with a view from the fantastic rooftop patio.

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Celebrate our Diversity

Visitors to the Halifax Waterfront and area will notice a range of statues and memorials that celebrate the city’s cultural diversity. Monuments honour Nova Scotia’s Portuguese, Irish, Italian, Lebanese, and Ukranian immigrants as well as the province’s Acadian community. For a thorough understanding of Halifax’s role in Canadian immigration visit The Canadian Museum of Immigration…

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Fountain at Bishop’s Landing

This fountain is a popular, seasonal cooling off spot at Bishop’s Landing; kids will thank you for a break in touring, but all ages are welcome to take a refreshing dip.

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HMCS Sackville

HMCS Sackville is Canada’s oldest warship and the last of Canada’s 123 corvettes. She played a pivotal role in winning the Battle of the Atlantic and is now restored to her war configuration with exhibits and artefacts. Visit the ship to experience the daily routine of sailors who braved the stormy seas and the perilous…

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CSS Acadia

Acadia was launched in 1913 as the first vessel specifically designed to survey Canada’s northern waters, and her career took her from the ice-infested waters of Hudson’s Bay to Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Acadia is the only vessel still afloat to have survived the 1917 Halifax Explosion. Her interior displays beautiful wooden panelling and fine…

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Mackerel Benches, Wave Seating, and Whale Tail feature

An area of the Halifax waterfront that is combines educational, cultural and leisure space for visitors, envelopes a Nova Scotia provincial Visitor Information Centre (VIC), the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Submarine Playground and Sackville Landing Park. Here, locals and visitors gather, play, relax and reflect on Halifax Harbour and the ocean environment framed…

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Submarine (Children’s) Playground

Local children helped create the concept for this fun two-dimensional octopus wall and interactive submarine featuring a sea-themed slide, periscope, and portholes. The first level is also wheelchair accessible.

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‘Fountain’ and ‘Get Drunk, Fall Down’

Designed by Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg, the humorous sculpture at the Helipad near Bishop’s Landing features a lamppost slumped across the pier, with its concerned friend looking on. This cheeky art installation is probably fitting for a city with one of the highest number of pubs per capita. Nearby is the Fountain lamp post…

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Passage

“Passage” is a dramatic, large-scale granite sculpture by Vasilis Vasili located at Sands at Salter, just waiting for posting on your Instagram feed.

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NEWS

Accelerated Internet Projects Update

Note: Please visit here for our May update. Here are some common Questions and Answers.    We’re getting there. Faster. We’ve been working with our partners and Internet Service Providers to accelerate the delivery of high speed Internet projects, where possible.   High-speed…

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The Develop Nova Scotia Team is Working Remotely and Operational

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 concerns, under the guidance of the Province, the Develop Nova Scotia staff are all working remotely and we remain fully operational.

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Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative - Announcement

Government is making sure more Nova Scotians will have access to high-speed internet connections, with the announcement on February 7, 2020, of the first round of Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative projects.

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Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative - January, 2020

Announcement Planned for Next Week In our December update we reported that the Develop Nova Scotia team had several negotiated agreements to be signed early in January and were negotiating several more.  Our plan was to make announcements as quickly as…

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Arts District Design Competition Launches

Architectural teams from around the globe are invited to participate in a design competition for a new provincial art gallery. The kickoff of an international design competition represents a big step toward a new art gallery for all Nova Scotians,…

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Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative

As we move into the holiday season, we wanted to provide an update on where we are in our progress.  We know people are anxiously awaiting substantive information and we will soon be able to share project announcements. We now…

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New Era for Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa

New private owners are planning significant upgrades to the Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa to create a year-round tourism destination. Besim Halef, Glenn Squires, both from Halifax and Bear River First Nation in Digby County have purchased the tourism…

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Rural Placemaking Pitch Competition

Our finalists brought their A-game to our Rural Placemaking Pitch Competition. The three projects presented were Fibre Alley in Amherst, The Public Backyard Project in Bridgewater, and Open-Air Front Porch in West Hants. The creativity and community spirit demonstrated by all…

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Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative - September/October 2019

Over the past couple of months, we’ve been out on the road hosting drop-in community events to talk about the Internet projects being completed through the previously announced federal Connect to Innovate (CTI) program. During these events, we’ve also had…

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Shelburne Harbour Investments

Great community turnout September 6, 2019 for an investment in Shelburne Harbour. The more than $650,000 through ACOA and Develop Nova Scotia will support improvements at its marine terminal to position Shelburne and area as a choice destination for cruise…

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