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What a great and historic location

As we visit many cities, it is wonderful to see how history has been preserved. This is such a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob J
,
Southbridge, Massachusetts
Historic

Thank goodness this water front property was not demolished to build a highway. That was the idea... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nwaynesworld
,
Nova Scotia
via mobile
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This charming site is filled with restaurants, pubs, clothing and specialty shops in restored 18th-century buildings on the waterfront.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lower deck” (7 reviews)
“great chat” (2 reviews)
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1983 Upper Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y5, Canada
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"lower deck"
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"halifax waterfront"
in 13 reviews
"great chat"
in 2 reviews
"boutique shops"
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"nice place to wander"
in 2 reviews
"great place to shop"
in 2 reviews
"cow's ice cream"
in 2 reviews
"interesting shops"
in 2 reviews
"water front"
in 3 reviews
"interesting place"
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"walk around"
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"ferry terminal"
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"board walk"
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"worth a visit"
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"few hours"
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"lots of history"
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"nova scotia"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As we visit many cities, it is wonderful to see how history has been preserved. This is such a great example of saving some older buildings at the harbors edge, and creating a mixed-use destination. In one night, we visited a fantastic bookstore located here,...More

Thank Bob J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank goodness this water front property was not demolished to build a highway. That was the idea back in the 1970’s. The old buildings house unique shops and places to eat. A nice place to spend a few hours.

Thank nwaynesworld
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They are not that old as that date from mid Victorian times. There are some signs which give you the historical background. They are good to walk through if you are passing, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to see them.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to look at, one shop had a good variety of souvenirs at high prices, others not worth much. A long walk at the North end of the waterfront boardwalk.

Thank Edward H
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

a long block of historic buildings now housing shops. nothing remarkable, looked a bit desolate at mid afternoon. much of Halifax is under construction, could not find a true historic walking district.

Thank newzealand66
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

A cool mix of shops and offices that have blended modern use with historic architecture. Well documented facts on each building. Worth the stroll!

Thank Kel H
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

A little disappointing. The Historic Properties are a set of buildings that were warehouses converted to shopping. If you are looking for history, check out the building themselves; the interior has been converted to boutiques of local items, such as woolen clothing, etc. Nice boutiques...More

Thank Cailin56
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

The building hold a number of small shops inside. The architecture is interesting, but nothing really stands out -

Thank craigb31
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Great old building that houses a number of shops and services. We have been traveling Canada for seven weeks, my hair really needed a cut. Found Saint Lou’s, amazing guy old school men’s hair cut. Great chat and exactly what I wanted. Can’t recommend this...More

Thank Gareth W
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

So it's a short street with a few stores, all closed by five pm, not really memorable, can't tell you what was there. It's not really a "marketplace" or very historic from what I could see. Maybe it's under construction like much of the waterfront?...More

Thank eboosler
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pcrace
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Response from ScotiaA1 | Reviewed this property |
The Cruise ships dock, down at the opposite end of Historic Properties. They dock at the entrance of the Halifax Harbour along Pier 21 on the Waterfront, about a 15-20 minute walk. Pier 21 is where many immigrants arrived by... More
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