We are Build Nova Scotia. We oversee opportunities to transform our province’s lands and properties in ways that drive our economy forward and improve quality of life for all Nova Scotians.

We steward projects and properties that support healthy communities, build pride and momentum, and stimulate our economy. These places become a magnet for investment and create the conditions for business and community to grow.

A thriving place is a powerful thing. And for Nova Scotia’s communities to reach their full potential, they need partnership, support, and platforms for growth.

Cellular for Nova Scotia Program

The Province is taking action to make sure all Nova Scotians have access to cellular service, no matter where they live or travel.

Boat Harbour

Under the direction of the Province of Nova Scotia, Build Nova Scotia has been entrusted with project management responsibilities for the planning and implementation of environmental remediation activities at Boat Harbour.

Great places are accessible and they’re connected.

We collaborate with communities to ensure projects and places that matter most to Nova Scotians are brought to life in ways that enrich their homes and lives. And we do that by working behind community to bring their vision to life in the form of mainstreets, waterfronts, public spaces, and platforms for business and innovation. Through the process and the outcome we’re building community, connection, and places for people to thrive.

WDC-1

Build Nova Scotia is seeking potential partners to create mixed-model housing on a vacant property in Downtown Dartmouth

Dartmouth Cove Master Plan

The Dartmouth Cove Master Plan is a community driven plan to harness the resurgence of residential and commercial development currently happening in downtown Dartmouth.

Lunenburg Harbour

Peggy’s Cove Infrastructure Improvement Strategy

Build Nova Scotia has been working with the community of Peggy’s Cove to complete a comprehensive infrastructure improvement strategy.

Queen’s Marque

Focusing on Nova Scotian and regional elements of design, architecture and materials, the project supported local businesses, suppliers and others.

Harbour Islands Visitor Experience Strategy

Build Nova Scotia is leading the development of the Visitor Experience Strategy for the Halifax Harbour Islands.

GREAT PLACES ARE BUILT FOR COMMUNITY FIRST.

We believe that the best places to visit aren’t built for the visitor. We work closely with communities to build on quality of place and develop sustainable and accessible year-round destinations. The result is plans and places that are rooted in the strengths of community. They’re created for community first but benefit the visitor, too.

GREAT PLACES BUILD ON OUR COLLECTIVE STRENGTHS AND NATURAL ASSETS.

In Nova Scotia, no one is more than 67km from the ocean. This shapes how we live, work, and play—and it guides how and what we build.

We collaborate with community and industry to develop sustainable infrastructure that support multiple businesses to thrive, grow, and innovate across high-potential land and waterfront properties.

Infrastructure Projects – Provincial Stimulus Funding

Build Nova Scotia is leading a series of projects with a focus on developing key waterfront infrastructure and places that support Nova Scotia’s working waterfronts and authentic destinations in economic recovery and growth.

Lunenburg Master Plan

With community, Build Nova Scotia developed a 5-year master plan for Lunenburg’s Working Waterfront.

News

New Public Spaces at Cunard

More space to play is coming to the Halifax waterfront.

More space to play is coming to the Halifax waterfront.

Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre Opens

Nova Scotians will receive more care, faster at the new Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre.

Nova Scotians will receive more care, faster at the new Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre.

Province Taking Action to Bring Cell Service to All Nova Scotians

The Province is taking action to make sure all Nova Scotians have access to cellular service, no matter where they live or travel.

The Province is taking action to make sure all Nova Scotians have access to cellular service, no matter where they live or travel.

Halifax to Host ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix

Build Nova Scotia is thrilled to announce that the Halifax Harbour will be the location of the ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix!…

Build Nova Scotia is thrilled to announce that the Halifax Harbour will be the location of the ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix!

Halifax Waterfront Food and Beverage Business Opportunity

Build Nova Scotia is seeking a morning-focused food and beverage operator for the perfect location on the Halifax waterfront!…

Build Nova Scotia is seeking a morning-focused food and beverage operator for the perfect location on the Halifax waterfront!

Evergreen Market Vendor Opportunity

July 11, 2023 — Halifax, NS: The Evergreen Festival will bring the bright and exciting spirit of the season to the Halifax waterfront from November 24…

July 11, 2023 — Halifax, NS: The Evergreen Festival will bring the bright and exciting spirit of the season to the Halifax waterfront from November 24-December 17, 2023. Local businesses and organizations are invited to ge…

Halifax Waterfront Year-Round Retail Business Opportunity

Build Nova Scotia is seeking a year-round retail operator for a prime location on the Halifax waterfront!…

Build Nova Scotia is seeking a year-round retail operator for a prime location on the Halifax waterfront!

Mobile Vending Opportunity

Build Nova Scotia is looking for several mobile operators to ‘Pop-Up’ with their vending carts at Tall Ships Quay this summer.

Build Nova Scotia is looking for several mobile operators to ‘Pop-Up’ with their vending carts at Tall Ships Quay this summer.

Build Nova Scotia welcomes new Vice President of Infrastructure, Lands & Community Development

In this critical role, Jonathan will lead all aspects of our work to steward strategic infrastructure development for and with communities in all corn…

In this critical role, Jonathan will lead all aspects of our work to steward strategic infrastructure development for and with communities in all corners of the province.

The Pop Can: Small business pop-ups on the Halifax waterfront

Every week this 2023 season, there is going to be a new business activating “The Pop Can”. This space is a 20-foot shipping container is located in Sa…

Every week this 2023 season, there is going to be a new business activating “The Pop Can”. This space is a 20-foot shipping container is located in Salt Yard on the Halifax Waterfront.