Apr 26, 2018

Halifax VisitorsIt seems like Halifax is undergoing a major rebuild with more cranes downtown than in many years and the city’s waterfront is no exception. Anyone who has visited in the last two years has seen the huge hole, now slowly filling in, between the Maritime Museum and the Cable wharf. The floating boardwalk put in place last year is the most obvious change, but the Queen’s Marque construction project has affected access for yachts.

Museum WharfWith several regattas planned for the summer, including the Boxing Rock Harbour Race and the start for the Halifax to St. Pierre Ocean Race in June (more about these in the next OnBoard), it might be an appropriate time to revisit what facilities are available. The Waterfront Development Corp (WDCL) to their credit have made progress in making the waterfront a boat friendly place. More and more large yachts have been visiting, although protected dockage for smaller boats is limited.

Here is a list of the space and services available:

Queens MarkCunard Seawall: 60.9 m (200 ft.) seawall

Maritime Museum Wharf: 45 m (150 ft.)

Purdy’s Wharf: 27.4 m (90 ft.) floating dock

Salter Boardwalk: 130 m (426 ft.) seawall

South Battery Pier (near Bishop’s Landing): 85.3 m (280 ft.) floating dock

Summit Seawall: 37.7 m (124 ft.) floating dock

Tall Ship Quay: 106.6 m (350 ft.) seawall

Power Service: Please inquire at Marina Office for available berths with power and applicable rates. 30, 50, 100 and 200amp services are available for overnight berths in select locations.

Security: General security is provided 24/7 along the Halifax waterfront. Please contact the security office at 902.471.5070 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for assistance or after-hours arrival check in.

Waste Disposal: Waste and recycling locations are available for visiting vessels.

Water Service: Water is available for overnight visiting vessels at select locations. Please inquire with our Marina Office.

Wireless Internet: Nova Scotia’s most visited destination is wireless. The Halifax waterfront offers free wireless service in key public areas from the Cable Wharf to Tall Ships Quay.


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Canada DayThe WDCL waterfront is a Blue Flag Marina and the season runs from May 1 until October 31.

To learn more about Blue Flag visit:

Like most marinas these days there is an extensive list of dos and don’ts, all of which seem quite reasonable, so please:

You can keep up with all changes to the Halifax Waterfront, as well as Bedford, Dartmouth and Lunenburg, at