Halifax Waterfront

The waterfront will always have a magnetic pull for visitors and locals. The 4.4km Harbourwalk is buzzing with energy. On the water, sailboats, ferries, cargo ships and naval vessels are a regular sight, while on land there are unlimited opportunities to experience local culinary and cultural experiences, chill on a bench or a hammock, enjoying that salty maritime breeze.

The Halifax waterfront is brimming with maritime history, lively culture, and magnetic experiences. With everything from local shops and eats, to museums and outdoor experiences–the Halifax waterfront has everything you need in the heart of the city.

Getting Here

The waterfront is located on Lower Water Street in downtown Halifax and is easily accessible by public transit, car, wheels, or on foot. Bike paths run along Lower Water Street, with multiple places to stop or park your bike to take in the sights or get in on the action if you want to jump off the bike. Walk or roll along the Halifax waterfront boardwalk and enjoy shops, experiences, performances, and food on offer.

You can reach the Halifax waterfront by bus or ferry with Halifax Transit. Visit halifax.ca for more information on transit options.

Our sailing season typically runs from May to October, with the Halifax Waterfront Marina offering multiple berthing locations across 1.5 kilometres of public berth space. Daily berths along the waterfront are free of charge with your registered berthing pass.

Wifi Available


Maps are available from Discover Halifax Website.



24/7 parking on the Halifax waterfront.

Short-term parking options

There are a number of convenient ways to park on the Halifax waterfront. Look for the blue P at the four lots on Lower Water Street. As well, check other waterfront and downtown parking options.

Pay using the parking machines or the HotSpot Parking App available for our lots on the Halifax waterfront:

  • Bishop’s Landing – 1475 Lower Water Street:
  • Salter Lot – 1521 Lower Water Street:
    $3/hour / $16 daily rate  (8am – 6pm) / $6 nightly rate (6pm to 8am)
  • Foundation Place – 1549 Lower Water Street:
    $3/hour / $16 daily rate  (8am – 6pm) / $6 nightly rate (6pm to 8am)
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – 1655 Lower Water Street:


We offer Pay-by-Plate parking technology on the Halifax Waterfront on Lower Water Street in the following lots: Foundation Place, Salter Lot and Bishop’s Landing. Pay-by-Plate is simple to use: just enter your license plate and follow the instructions on the screens.

Waterfront access pass (monthly parking pass) – ending June 1, 2022

Please note that effective as of  Wednesday, June 1, 2022 the monthly Waterfront Access Pass will come to an end.

With the upcoming development of the new Waterfront Arts District on the Salter lot site (1521 Lower Water Street) and reduction in parking inventory, Develop Nova Scotia is changing its parking offering on the Halifax waterfront to transient (hourly, daily, nightly) parking only.

Transient parking on the waterfront supports the many seasonal and year-round businesses that operate on the Halifax waterfront and its daily visitors, which is why Build Nova Scotia’s remaining parking inventory will be utilized this way. Parking revenue is reinvested to create and maintain high-quality public spaces for people to enjoy and to support family-friendly events (when safe to do so).

Communauto Atlantic (formerly CarShare Atlantic) members

If you’re using a Communauto Atlantic vehicle, you can park at one of our Pay-by-Plate locations at no cost. 

Park it at the market

Complimentary parking Saturdays from 6 am to 3 pm at the Salter Lot (1521 Lower Water Street) for ease of accessing the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market and the Halifax Brewery Farmers’ Market. See map here.

Did you know?

Parking revenue is reinvested to create and maintain high-quality public spaces for people to enjoy and to support family friendly events. The Projects page showcases how we are reinvesting this income to develop places people want to visit, invest in, live and work.  

Like more information about parking at our waterfront?

Send us an email at park@buildns.ca