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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

Exploring Georges Island

It’s official! As of August 8, 2020 Georges Island will be open to explore for five weekends. Situated in the heart of Halifax Harbour this national historic site reflects the rich and varied heritage of Canada. For the first time…

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Eastern Shore's Liscombe Lodge Has New Owner

Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre will continue to be a wonderful place to experience the spectacular Eastern Shore. The Province has sold Liscombe Lodge in Guysborough County to Hearthstone Hospitality Limited. The new owner will invest $1 million in upgrades in this iconic resort…

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Busking on the Waterfront

We know busking adds to the vibrancy of our waterfront and city. Our Busking Program is back in place on the Halifax waterfront. However, please ensure you maintain safe social distancing and are not gathering outside of your groups up…

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Lunenburg Waterfront Highlights

Welcome to the Lunenburg Waterfront Association’s (LWAI’s) 16th summer review of our ongoing project to preserve and energize our working waterfront. Due to COVID’s public health precautions we have delayed our annual public symposium and have prepared a “virtual meeting report”…

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Small Commercial Marine Business Opportunities

It is an exciting time to be in Nova Scotia at the water’s edge. It is where our ocean economy is building. It is where world-class researchers and industry innovate and collaborate to connect with new markets. It is where…

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Arts District Design Competition

June 2020 Update — Phase one of the international Design Competition for the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and vibrant Public Space is now complete. In early July phase two of the competition will commence, when three successful teams…

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Lunenburg Shipyard Revitalization Project

On May 27/20, the Province announced an investment of up to $230M to improve infrastructure and help get the economy moving again. The funding will support more than 200 shovel ready projects, creating up to 2000 jobs. A number of these…

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Develop Nova Scotia brings Open City under wing

It’s time to Re-Open City! As Nova Scotia’s economy gradually opens up our local businesses need our support now more than ever. So, we worked our partners rejigged a well-loved event to help kick it into high gear. We think…

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Operations and Maintenance Industry Opportunities

Are you in the operations and maintenance service and supports industry? Our two-stage Request for Supplier Qualifications (RFSQ) will potentially cover a range of service areas. We’ll  use the results of this RFSQ to pre-qualify and as may be required, select professional…

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Zwicker Warehouse Project

On May 27/20, the Province announced an investment of up to $230M to improve infrastructure and help get the economy moving again. The funding will support more than 200 shovel ready projects, creating up to 2000 jobs. A number of…

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