About The Halifax Boardwalk

The Halifax Boardwalk – George Street to Marginal Road

What do you see in this space? How do people in the community enjoy it? :

  • Halifax waterfront is a hub of culture and commerce in Nova Scotia
  • Sparkling ocean
  • Working port
  • One of the world’s longest downtown boardwalks
  • Home to a mix of year round and seasonal businesses and events
  • Serves as a tourist destination and a place where locals walk their dogs, bike, fish, and get fresh air
  • This summer’s Free Lab project with the Dalhousie University School of Architecture resulted in additional, popular seating, near Sands at Salter
  • HFX Tactical Architecture draws inspiration from the relatively recent movement of citizen-led built interventions, more popularly known as “tactical urbanism,” which have sprung up across North America to improve local streets, neighbourhoods and urban spaces
  • On the Halifax waterfront projects have included colourful bistro sets, the community piano project called #PlayMeHFX, and various public art projects and events
  • On the Lunenburg waterfront, new public seating and open access to the boardwalk at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is complimented by an Atlantic Blue Whale themed mural
  • A seasonal volleyball court, picnic benches and BBQ grills offer up a fun, family friendly spot to gather on the Bedford waterfront

Events and Festivals:

  • https://my-waterfront.ca/sea-do/events/

Economic and Retail Activities:

  • https://my-waterfront.ca/sea-do/dining/halifax/

Historic or Heritage Features:

  • http://my-waterfront.ca/about/history/

Memorable or Unique Characteristic(s):

  • http://halifaxmag.com/features/50-things-you-dont-know-about-halifax/


  • http://my-waterfront.ca/developments/explore-projects/waterfront/halifax/

Map: https://www.halifax.ca/rec/documents/HfxWaterfront.pdf

Submitted by: Rylan Palmer-Dixon