Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax Downtown Waterfront

Welcome to Bishops landing the waterfront boardwalk in downtown Halifax.
Halifax waterfront

Halifax waterfront boardwalk

The Halifax waterfront Boardwalk stretches from the Halifax seaport/Farmers market to the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel some 2.7 Km.

All along the way, there are all sorts of interesting shops, restaurants, boutiques and street performers to entertain you.

Bishops landing is also home to Southwest Properties. Which provides the opportunity to purchase or rent on the waterfront.

From the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, you are minutes away from Casino Nova Scotia.

Halifax waterfront wharf

Halifax waterfront boardwalk
Wharf
Halifax waterfront
Halifax waterfront boardwalk
drunken lamp posts

But what’s the story behind them?

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.

Georges Island National Historic Site
Halifax Harbour

Georges Island National Historic Site
Halifax Harbour

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. 

Georges Island National Historic Site

Halifax waterfront boardwalk  
Foggy cloudy day


Halifax waterfront boardwalk
Foggy cloudy day
Halifax waterfront boardwalk 
Ships Dock

Halifax waterfront boardwalk
Ships Dock
Murphy's Restaurant Halifax, Nova Scotia
Waterfront Boardwalk
Murphy’s Restaurant Halifax, Nova Scotia
Waterfront Boardwalk
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.

 

Silva of Halifax
Docked at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
Silva of Halifax
Docked at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
 Theodore Tugboat- Halifax, Nova Scotia 
 Docked at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
Theodore Tugboat- Halifax, Nova Scotia
Docked at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk

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

Entrance to  Halifax Citadel Parade grounds
Entrance to Halifax Citadel Parade grounds

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.

 Halifax Citadel entrance canon
Halifax Citadel entrance canon
 Halifax Citadel paymaster office
Halifax Citadel paymaster office
 Halifax Citadel Garment shop
Halifax Citadel Garment shop
Tunnel to outer walls
of the  Halifax Citadel
Tunnel to outer walls
of the Halifax Citadel
Outer walls of the  Halifax Citadel
Outer walls of the Halifax Citadel
Outer walls of the Halifax Citadel
Outer walls of the Halifax Citadel
Outer walls of the  Halifax Citadel
Outer walls of the Halifax Citadel
Halifax citadel weapon demonstration
Halifax Citadel weapon demonstration
Halifax Citadel enlisted men's quarters
Halifax Citadel enlisted men’s quarters
Halifax Citadel Barracks and Parade grounds
Halifax Citadel Barracks and Parade grounds
Halifax Citadel Barracks
Halifax Citadel Barracks

Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse

peggy’s cove lighthouse
Sunset at Peggy's cove private inlet
Sunset at Peggy’s cove private inlet

more images to come…….

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