Halifax is known for its breathtaking sceneries, lovely beaches, fun live events and festivals, and exciting hiking locations! Among these attractions, the Halifax Waterfront tops the list of the places to love in Halifax.
Both tourists and residents are drawn to the city’s center, where the waterfront is alive with activity, by a magnetic attraction.
A stroll along the Halifax Waterfront is a traditional Nova Scotian experience because it is surrounded by the water, a thriving port, local artisans, seasonal merchants, and year-round businesses. It is clear why Halifax’s waterfront is Nova Scotia’s most popular tourist destination because there is absolutely nothing else like it in the country.
There are a lot of things you can do and see at the waterfront. You can meet the local artisans, creators and farmers at the Halifax Brewery Farmers’ Market and the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market. The Halifax Brewery Market Cooperative is a non-profit, member-run cooperative that organizes a weekly Saturday market on Lower Water Street in Halifax. Their mandate is to support and promote small-scale, local food producers and artisans, and to be a positive force in the growth and sustainability of our local economy. A year after Halifax’s foundation, in June 1750, a royal proclamation established the Halifax Farmers’ Market. The current Bank of Montreal building was chosen as the location for the Market by the Governor and Council. This “flesh, meat, or cattle market,” as it was known, was open for 50 years, selling both vegetables and animals that was transported from Acadian farms in the Annapolis Valley as well as from nearby farm operations.
For the more active individuals, you will definitely enjoy rental activities. You can tour the city of Halifax on one of Segway Nova Scotia’s Segway® PT. It is a two-wheeled, self-balancing personal transporter (PT). Segway Nova Scotia was established in 2012 promoting the newest way to travel. Their guided experiences tell the history and stories of the area while offering the most fun on two wheels! You can also rent all kinds of bikes from I Heart Bikes. They offer rentals of various kinds of bikes such as ebikes, hybrid bikes, road bikes, and trail bikes.
You can also see how many murals and art projects you can find by strolling the entire length of the promenade from the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel to the Halifax Seaport District.
Do you just want to chill? Then you can just have a beer by the ocean and enjoy the sea breeze and live music. You may visit The Halifax Beer Garden (The BG) or have a pint on the patio at historic Garrison Brewing Co at the Seaport District.
More activities and more things to see at https://discoverhalifaxns.com/halifax-waterfront/#districts
Photo by Karly Barker: https://www.pexels.com/photo/halifax-skyline-at-night-11503985/