Welcome Back!

Georges Island in Halifax Harbour

Heading back to school can be a busy time; packing, moving, course selection, buying books, and getting reacquainted with your city.

We want to make that last one easier, so here’s a list of the must do’s as a new/returning Haligonian and cannot miss waterfront events! And don’t forget to check out the still sunny patiostasty spots to grab a bite or bevvy, and tour around via bikesegway, or kayak.


Lounging in the new hammocks. Visitors and locals have been flocking to this new lounging area on the waterfront since they went up early August.

Waterfront Hammocks

Break in your text books on an Adirondack chair, because studying with an Instagram worthy view is much better.

Adirondack Chair at Waterfront

Play a tune on our waterfront piano #playmeHFX

Person playing piano by the waterfront

Grab a selfie with Theodore Tugboat, Halifax’s official welcome ambassador.

Theodore Tugboat

You haven’t really seen Halifax until you see it from the harbour, so grab a BeaverTail and enjoy a ride across the Harbour on the ferry. (P.S. your student metro card gets you on for FREE!)

Halifax Ferry

Grab some fresh air and enjoy the waterfront trail and views in Dartmouth.

Walking Trails along the waterfront in Dartmouth

While on the waterfront trail check out some great murals by local artists.

Scuba Diver Mural



Free yoga with MEC Halifax – Mondays during September & October

Food Truck Party – September 15

Oktoberfest – September 16-17

Bluenose II Visit (free deck tours) – September 20-24

Hopscotch Halifax: Urban Arts Festival – Sept 23-25

Symphony Nova Scotia Free Show – September 24


Halifax Oyster Festival – October 1

Nocturne: Art at Night – October 15

Fall Foliage tours of McNabs Island – October 16

I Love Local HFX City Harvest – October 22

Symphony Nova Scotia Free Show – October 22

We can’t wait to see you on the waterfront and hope you have a successful school year.