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

Patio Lanterns Festival

The Patio Lanterns Festival will bring musical activity and live performances to patios, streets, and indoor or outdoor public spaces across the province throughout the summer and fall months.

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Join our Team - Marketing & Communications Officer

Our people are a passionate and industrious bunch of placemakers. We’re engineers, planners, architects, designers, program developers, property managers, storytellers, creatives, pragmatists, stewards of public investment, believers, dreamers, doers. We all work closely with community to ensure good ideas are…

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New Vice President, Planning and Development

Develop Nova Scotia is thrilled to welcome its new Vice President, Planning and Development Tanya Davis.  Tanya is a skilled leader and city builder who excels at bridging the gap between planning and engineering and bringing teams together to deliver…

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New Crown Accessibility Advisory Committee-Call for Applicants

Calling on applicants. Develop Nova Scotia, Events East, Innovacorp, Nova Scotia Business Inc. and Tourism Nova Scotia are seeking Nova Scotians with lived and learned accessibility experience to join a new Crown Accessibility Advisory Committee. Working together with members from each corporation, the Crown Accessibility Advisory…

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Exploring Georges Island - 2021 Season

Situated in the heart of Halifax Harbour this national historic site reflects the rich and varied heritage of Canada. For the first time in generations, visitors now have an opportunity to connect with Atlantic Canada’s rich and complex history. Georges Island…

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Lunenburg's Working Waterfront - Projects and Progress

Thanks to everyone who joined the virtual 17th Annual Lunenburg Waterfront Association Symposium on June 24/21.  With community and project updates from the Lunenburg Waterfront Association Inc. and Develop Nova Scotia, attendees also heard from guest speaker Inbal Newman – Picton…

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Province Invests in Revitalizing Sydney's Downtown Core

A $3 million investment to revitalize Sydney's downtown core to help support local businesses and attract new investment in the heart of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM).

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Peggy's Cove

Peggy’s Cove: Develop Nova Scotia to operate new provincial properties for 2021-22 season

Develop Nova Scotia is thrilled to share that our team has been tasked with operating new and renovated provincially-owned assets and infrastructure in Peggy’s Cove for the 2021-22 season.

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Heritage Recognition Award - Big Boat Shed

The Town of Lunenburg has established an annual Heritage Recognition Awards Program that recognizes and shows appreciation to property owners and developers on a job well done. Restoration work on important buildings and infrastructure continues to keep our communities thriving…

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Pictou Waterfront Master Plan

The Town of Pictou is partnering with Develop Nova Scotia to find a qualified consultant to undertake a master plan for Pictou’s Waterfront. The plan will position the waterfront as a destination for Pictonians and visitors; to ensure that the waterfront…

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