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Fascinating place!

Interesting place to stroll through after walking down the boardwalk. Diverse market stalls to... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2017
myramay
,
Poole, United Kingdom
Great shopping and food.

Great place to shop and have a meal, while sitting on a patio and watching the sailboats, ferries... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
ScotiaA1
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Halifax, Canada
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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 good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lower deck” (7 reviews)
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1983 Upper Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y5, Canada
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"great place to shop"
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"walk around"
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"harbour front"
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

Interesting place to stroll through after walking down the boardwalk. Diverse market stalls to browse.

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

Great place to shop and have a meal, while sitting on a patio and watching the sailboats, ferries, naval ships etc sail by

Thank ScotiaA1
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

Historic Properties is well worth a visit. It is located on the Halifax Waterfront and has a couple of eating establishments and a few speciality shops. It is not a cheap area but it is interesting. A nice place to browse and you may even...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2017

When Hisotric Properties opened it was a destination. Now, it is just blah. Taken over by third rate shops it is a total miss. The outside is great but inside the shops are really ordinary and lamost junky. Such a sshame as Halifax has an...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Although I do like this property very much, it is small and does not offer a lot. Granted, they do have bacon donuts!

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

A mixed use area along the boardwalk with many options for shopping, dining, and entertainment. It was a fun stop as we walked along the waterfront.

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

Walking through Historic Properties is like walking into a time machine. Pass through Canada's oldest group of waterfront / harborfront warehouses that today, house a wide variety of specialty shops and dining establishments, catering to all tastes. Moving through the Properties, you'll find yourself in...More

Thank SpanishteacherMD
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

Some of the oldest buildings in Halifax include the privateer's warehouse. Given royal approval, many seabound Haligonians plundered French Spanish and American ships for gold and silver from Meico and S. America and stored it here before sending it back to England for the King.Also...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2017

These buildings are remarkable examples of a bygone era. Walk around several blocks to see how they used to live and work.

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Reviewed June 1, 2017

Nice buildings on outside-inside souvenir stores-what a waste on prime waterfront, perhaps in summer more artists and other entertainment in this area.

Thank susanmcc63
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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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