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


COVE – South Marine Terminal Recapitalization


Quick Facts

  • This project will fully recapitalize the south marine terminal at the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) to support growing demand in the marine sector, evidenced by the demand at the north marine terminal.
  • This work includes support for COVE’s Stella Maris undersea censor platform.
  • Stimulus Investment: $11.6M
  • Project Status: Complete


Build Nova Scotia is nearing completion of a recapitalization of the south marine terminal at COVE. Through a substantial provincial investment, this project will add 350 metres of wharf space with full amenities, enabling access for vessels up to 150 metres, along with an additional 60 metres of floating docks for smaller vessels and land-side access. Work includes repairing the existing marine terminal, including the marginal wharf and finger pier and also enhancements to the small boat facility.

The stimulus budget for COVE also includes Build Nova Scotia’s portion ($250,000) of the $325,000 being contributed in partnership with Innovacorp and NSBI to the Stella Maris project on behalf of the Province of Nova Scotia. Stella Maris is the first multi-user undersea sensor platform in Eastern Canada—a marine instrumentation test bed, hosting marine sensors, and devices for multiple ocean technology firms.