Halifax Downtown Waterfront
Welcome to Bishops landing the waterfront boardwalk in downtown Halifax.
The Halifax waterfront Boardwalk stretches from the Halifax seaport/Farmers market to the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel some 2.7 Km.
Bishops landing is also home to Southwest Properties. Which provides the opportunity to purchase or rent on the waterfront.
Designed by NSCAD alums Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg, the ‘Fountain’ lamppost shoots a stream of water into the harbour, as though it was relieving itself after a big night downtown. Not far away, ‘Get Drunk, Fall Down’ features another lamppost slumped across the pier, with its concerned friend looking down.
Thanks to its peerless position in Halifax Harbour, Georges Island was occupied by military forces for 200 years from 1750, acting as a key fortification protecting access to a key British station. Created by deposits left by glaciers thousands of years ago, the small island stood guard while battles raged for control of the East coast. Georges Island does not currently offer a visitor program, but special events are occasionally held, offering a rare opportunity to visit.
Silva of Halifax
All hands on deck, sailing on this 130-year-old schooner is an incredibly unique experience. Help hoist the sails, learn about Nova Scotia’s rich naval history, and enjoy craft beers at the onboard bar(extra cost). For booking, information and schedules just click on Ambassatours.
Theodore Too is a large-scale imitation tugboat built in Dayspring, Nova Scotia in 2000 based on the fictional television tugboat character Theodore Tugboat. Theodore Too is currently located in Bedford, Nova Scotia Wikipedia
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Experience an exciting part of Canada’s history by visiting this 19th-century fort with a sweeping view of downtown Halifax. Between May and October, the Citadel is brought to life by two historic regiments of the British Army – the pageantry of the 78th Highlanders and the precision of the Royal Artillery thrill visitors daily with live re-enactments. The skirl of the bagpipes mixes with the crack of a rifle and the assembly of recruits for the next foot drill. There’s no shortage of authentic experiences to view and participate in! Kids will love the Xplorers Program – an activity book just for them. When the sun sets, it’s time to experience the other side of the Citadel – join the Citadel Ghost Walk and experience the dark and errie lore from the early 1800’s. Tours start mid-July and run every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:30pm until the end of October. Cash at the front gate.
Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse
more images to come…….