Constructed of durable heavy timber, the Halifax boardwalk is open to the public 24 hours a day. The boardwalk also includes shops at Bishop's Landing (Halifax) and the Historic Properties (Halifax) buildings as well as the "Cable Wharf" a former cable ship terminal now used as a tour boat base for several vessels including Theodore Too. The only working vessels to operate from the waterfront are pilot boats which are based at a small pier at the foot of Sackville Street. A fleet of tugs operated from the tug wharves at the foot of Salter Street for over a hundred years, including the famous tug Foundation Franklin but in 2010 the last tugs such as Point Chebucto were transferred to Port Hawkesbury.
The boardwalk's southern terminus is at Halifax Seaport. It stretches northwards along the coast for approximately 3 km before it terminates in front of Casino Nova Scotia at its northern terminus. Three notable museums are located on the waterfront. The Pier 21 immigration museum is located at the southern terminus. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic at the boardwalk's centre and includes the museum ship CSS Acadia. Just south of Acadia is the summer home of the HMCS Sackville naval museum.
The waterfront boardwalk is administered by the Waterfront Development Corporation Limited, a provincial crown corporation located at the Cable Wharf.
Points of interest
- Purdy's Wharf
- Casino Nova Scotia
- Historic Properties (Halifax)
- Water Street Ferry Terminal
- Murphy's on the Water and the Cable Wharf
- CSS Acadia
- Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
- Sackville Landing
- HMCS Sackville (summer months)
- Tug wharves and Foundation Franklin monument
- Bishop's Landing
- Samuel Cunard Monument
- Halifax Farmer's Market
- Pier 21
- Garrison Brewery
There are also many projects under construction or planned for the boardwalk area including, but not limited to, the Salter Street Block Parking Lot redevelopment, including parks, winter garden, a hotel, retail, and condominiums, the Water Street Power Plant redevelopment into office space for Nova Scotia Power, Queen's Landing, Sackville Landing, and the new Seaport Farmer's Market currently under construction near Pier 21.
- Home and Abroad. Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
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