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Historic Properties, Halifax: 2 reviews and 2 photos

  View on the old historic warehouses
by tvor

The waterfront of Halifax has been the center and heart of the city since it was founded. The city's shipping and naval heritage contributed to the growth of Halifax significantly. Part of the waterfront contained many warehouses that were used to store and distribute good shipped in and out. In the 1960's the old buildings in disrepair were saved from destruction and renovated. They revitalized the waterfront with offices, shops and restaurants in the old buildings, now well preserved. There are about 8 buildings covering several blocks from the waterfront and back several streets, some interconnected and some free standing. A couple of newer structures added to the mix over the years that have only enhanced the area further.

In this area you will find local crafts, books, and souvenirs, art and galleries of prints, maps, good food and and buzzing night life.

Highly recommended for food and a great view is Salty's restaurant.

Christmas by the Sea and a shop selling antique and new maps and prints and travel books are particularly interesting.

Address: Lower Water Street, Halifax
Directions: Go down to the water. You can't miss it. Start at the Casino Hotel and wander around. Don't forget some of the buildings in the streets behind the waterfront.
Website: http://www.historicproperties.ca/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 25, 2005
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