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This charming site is filled with restaurants, pubs, clothing and specialty shops in restored 18th-century buildings on the waterfront.
1983 Upper Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y5, Canada
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All reviews lower deck halifax waterfront unique shops souvenir shops water front walk around few hours boardwalk bookstore architecture preservation wharf heritage patio ferry canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While this is really a shopping mall disgusted inside old buildings, the architecture, finishes, open plaza, and general feel here is just oozing history. A must visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 December 2018

The historic properties only spans a block. It's like a mini version of Quebec City's old town, and it's very nicely preserved. The historic buildings have an interesting array of shops.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul U
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We walked through one of the buildings and did some window shopping. An old warehouse turned into shops and restaurants. Quaint, could find a local treasure there

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gmleven1
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This fascinating area almost became a highway. To best appreciate what you are visiting, do some research, or find a competent guide. you will see huge homes built by privateers, Why is this sawed off gun here? What is the story behind this vey early...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DDore
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Small area of fine shops and interesting items for sale. Restaurants and pubs abound. If weather is good can take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk, but beware of construction.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve S
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Adjacent to the Halifax boardwalk, we walked around the properties and found them to be nice. There is not much to them that cannot be found in other historic cities in Canada.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Duncan C
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Having walked through earlier in the day and making a mental note of where we wanted to go on our return, we nipped back just before shops closed and enjoyed having a mosey around before picking up a few gifts. It was fun to see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cookie25again
Reviewed 21 August 2018

a number of shops in this old building which was a good place for some souvenirs. Worth a pass through as you walk the boardwalk.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richy_Bobby
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Not mush interesting there. Really just another type of tiurist shooping mall. Disappointing tat type stores.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sandsh0912
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Every time I’ve been to Halifax I’ve taken a trip down to the Historic Properties and the Lower Deck for lunch. Never disappointed and always fun to walk around the shops and check out the harbour.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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