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“The Centerpiece of Downtown Halifax”

Halifax Harbour Ferry
Ranked #8 of 145 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

The boardwalk with a host of shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, museums, cruises and tours via land or sea runs for approximately 10 city blocks from Pier 21 to Casino Nova Scotia. Make the Visitor Center your first stop to firm up your sightseeing schedule. Then check out the variety of street performers and small eateries sprinkled throughout the waterfront; be sure to sample a delicious treat from the Black Bear ice cream vendor near the center of the waterfront, or visit the Farmer's Market (near Pier 21) and sample a delicious natural smoothie from Mr Smooth, or a tantalizing plate from Stella's. Pier 21 is where one million immigrants first set foot on Canadian soil between 1928 and 1971; inside this building are numerous exhibits and is comparable to Ellis Island in the US. if time permits hop a ferry and visit Dartmouth across the Halifax Harbor (get a transfer, which is good for 90 minutes, and return on the same fare). There is so much to see and do that one can enjoy multiple visits to this area.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

for the price of a bus fare you could cross Halifax Harbour from dartmouth to Halifax or halifax to dartmouth and see the military harbour and harbour front sights. about 15 min crossing.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

This short ferry ride to Dartmouth costs $3.00 round trip (exact change only) and provides great views of the Halifax harbour as well as the MacDonald bridge. This is one of the best bargains to be had in Halifax.

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

but ended up being an expensive way to cross the water for a family of four. It ended up being cheaper just to drive into town and pay for parking there. We had to pay for parking on the Dartmouth side ($13) and then the round trip cost us (family of four) $16.50. It was $12 (bridge toll x2 +$10 parking) to park on the Halifax side.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is such a fun thing to do - I find that kids really get a kick out of the ride. The terminal staff are very friendly, and the views from the harbour are lovely. I take the ferry to and from work and would much rather do that than take the bus.

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