Infrastructure Projects – Provincial Stimulus Funding


Lunenburg, Halifax, Dartmouth, Peggy's Cove, Baddeck, Mahone Bay


Province of Nova Scotia, ACOA, Lunenburg Waterfront Association, Old Town Boatworks, Ocean Gear, COVE, Municipality of the County of Victoria Village of Baddeck, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic


Acadia Wharf

Halifax Waterfront

Quick Facts

  • The project is located on the harbour side of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Acadia Wharf is home to CSS Acadia, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic’s Canadian Scientific Ship, and seasonally the iconic Bluenose II
  • Stimulus Investment: $3.5M
  • Project Status: Complete


Build Nova Scotia with the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and other stakeholders, are working to improve coastal infrastructure along the existing Acadia Wharf on the Halifax side of the harbour. CSS Acadia permanently berths along the North side of the Acadia wharf while Bluenose II seasonally berths along the south side seasonally.

Work includes the construction of an 18 metre long extension at the east end of the existing Acadia Wharf inclusive of a ramped transition between the existing wharf and the new extension. This project also includes the construction of floats for future floating infrastructure, improvements to the electrical and water servicing as well miscellaneous work to accommodate a new berthing location of CSS Acadia, further to the east from existing location alongside the north of this wharf. All-new infrastructure is expected to be constructed to enhance accessibility and adapt to climate change projections. As a result, the new extension gently ramps up to the extended portion of the wharf, which is slightly elevated from existing.

This revitalization will improve the experience of museum-goers and waterfront users with enhanced access to both CCS Acadia and Bluenose II and increase opportunities for activation of additional in-water programming by Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.