Welcome Ashore – Come Explore!
Cruise three seasons at the Port of Halifax! Spring, summer, and fall—discover something exciting no matter when you visit our beautiful port city.
Stroll through the lush Public Gardens. Tour the impressive collection at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Explore a museum and learn something new. Nova Scotia’s vibrant capital city buzzes with culture and history just waiting to be explored.
Halifax’s central location makes it easy to enjoy many of Nova Scotia’s world-famous shore excursions such as Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Bay of Fundy, the Annapolis Valley, and much more. Like everywhere else in Atlantic Canada, the only thing more beautiful than the scenery is the good nature of the people you’ll meet on your travels.
AMENTITIES AT THE PORT OF HALIFAX
- Dedicated passenger terminals (Pavilions 20 and 22)
- Direct ship-to-shore access with berth space for multiple cruise ships
- Wheelchair accessibility, telephones, and washrooms
- Shoreside access to buses and taxis
- Visitor services and shopping available dockside at the Halifax Seaport
- A convenient location within easy walking distance of the downtown core
- Wide variety of tour options
- Grocery stores and pharmacies within walking distance
- Mission to Seafarers for crew visiting Halifax
Discover unique Nova Scotian cultural heritage and the natural beauty of the province through a wide selection of shore side experiences.
Contact your cruise line for more information on shore excursions. You can also visit our shore side tour operators once you arrive in Halifax.
The security of visiting passengers and cruise ships is of paramount importance.
The Halifax Port Authority’s facilities are secured and monitored 24 hours a day by fencing, cameras, security onsite workforce, a dedicated Halifax Regional Police Detachment and their Primary Control Centre.
The Halifax Seaport is a vibrant arts and cultural district found at the south end of the Halifax waterfront. Extending from Piers 19 to 23, you will find artisans, retailers, cruise terminals, event facilities, cafés, galleries, offices, a museum, a university, and a weekend farmers’ market. We invite you to discover the Halifax Seaport!
Upon disembarkation, cruise passengers and crew will find Visitor Services in the Halifax Seaport. Our visitor information desks offer brochures, maps, and recommendations for local attractions, dining, and activities. Visitors can learn about the offerings right in the Halifax Seaport or nearby landmarks, attractions, and events.
Digital Maps and Visitor Guides from Discover Halifax:
There is much more to learn about the city of Halifax and the province of Nova Scotia. Visit our partner websites to find hidden gems and well-loved destinations that are favourites for a reason.
Discover Halifax like a local—for new and returning visitors alike. Visit the Discover Halifax website for information on attractions, events, restaurants, shopping, and more.
Tourism Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia’s official tourism website gives you an overview of our wonderful province and all it has to offer.