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Water Taxi Halifax

Servicing the Halifax Boardwalk, McNabs Island, Dartmouth and Eastern Passage, ride in style and experience the harbour.

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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Seasonal only. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic offers activities, a fascinating aquarium, a fishing schooner and trawler, boats, films, and exhibits. Hear a yarn from our Old Salts, have a delightful meal, and shop for gifts of a nautical nature. The Museum is also the home of the Bluenose II.

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Bluenose Golf Course

Seasonal only. The Bluenose Golf Course is a picturesque, 9-hole golf club that presents golfers with a challenging game. Small greens and uneven lies offer great views of beautiful Lunenburg.

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Heritage Fishing Tours

Seasonal only. Heritage Fishing Tours Lunenburg offers a variety of tours for all  — from a 45-minute tour with a historical perspective or fishing excursion for Mackerel — on a fishing/sightseeing vessel that comes fully equipped for any outing in Lunenburg’s famous harbour.

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Bluenose II

Seasonal only. Walking on the deck of the majestic Bluenose II transports you back to a time when fishing schooners were alive with activity, sailing the waters of the North Atlantic. Check the schedule for this popular tall ship’s presence in town.

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Picton Castle

Seasonal only. The Picton Castle is a three-masted tall ship based in Lunenburg, best known for adventurous sail training voyages around the world. The ship’s mission is deep-ocean sail training and long-distance education.

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Star Charters

Seasonal only. Sail the same majestic waves with Star Charters as the proud schooner Bluenose II. Explore the Lunenburg harbour and discover the sea caves of the famous Oven Natural Park.

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Trot in Time

Seasonal only. Enjoy a 35-minute buggy ride from the waterfront to the top of town and down again with Trot in Time Buggy Rides. Commentary, legends, and special stories accompany the world-renowned historical views.

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NEWS

Public Call for Activations: Waterfront +

It is an exciting time to be in Nova Scotia at the water’s edge.  It is here where residents and visitors alike come to experience and celebrate our maritime culture, where we find and nurture inspiration. As a province, our…

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Louisbourg Visitor Experience Project

Over the past several months, Develop Nova Scotia has been working many stakeholders to develop a Louisbourg visitor experience project for the waterfront and Main Street. With a focus on creating a social and economic gathering place for locals and…

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Seasonal Opportunities - Halifax and Lunenburg Waterfronts

Join our team! We’re inviting applications for the following term positions*: Marina Attendant – Lunenburg Waterfront Marina Attendants – Halifax Waterfront  Waterfront Attendants – Halifax Waterfront Reporting to the Marine and Property Managers, the Marina Attendants are the face of Develop…

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Stella Maris - New Multi-User Marine Testing Platform at COVE

The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship’s (COVE) new multi-use platform enables rapid, cost-effective product development in ocean tech sector. Know as Stella Maris, the project was announced on February 11/21. Our team at Develop Nova Scotia is currently wrapping…

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Big Boat Shed Project

The Big Boat Shed is a big deal and, recently, there was some big news! Our team has  been working away on the revitalization of this historic boatbuilding facility on Lunenburg’s working waterfront. All part of the waterfront master plan…

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Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative: More Scope Expansion Projects Announced

Connection matters. Delivering Internet for Nova Scotians is a priority and we’re making good progress. Access to reliable, high-speed internet across the province gives Nova Scotians options in choosing where to live and work and helps attract those who can…

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Accessible Viewing Deck Coming to Peggy's Cove

Peggy’s Cove is a beloved, iconic part of Nova Scotia and one of the province’s most popular tourist areas. To help ensure a safe, accessible and engaging experience for visitors, business operators and residents, the Province of Nova Scotia and…

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Strong community support for first Evergreen Festival

December 21, 2020 – Halifax, Nova Scotia: The inaugural Evergreen Festival, led by Discover Halifax and Develop Nova Scotia, wrapped up yesterday, December 20, 2020, with incredible support from across the province. Over the course of the four-week event, Halifax-area families…

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Marine Infrastructure Investments in Nova Scotia

Working waterfronts are important social and economic infrastructure across the province. They add value to local economies and communities and attract boaters and visitors by sea. That is why today, Develop Nova Scotia, along with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency…

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Evergreen Festival makes safe switch to online-only

November 25, 2020 – Halifax, Nova Scotia: Discover Halifax and Develop Nova Scotia have announced changes to the Evergreen Festival, a four-week outdoor festival set to kick-off November 28 to December 20, 2020. For safety reasons, most in-person aspects of…

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