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Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

1919 Upper Water Street · Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3J5 Canada

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Boasting a superb waterfront location, Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel makes it easy to explore the area. From historical sights like Citadel Hill to exciting attractions like Casino Nova Scotia and Scotiabank Centre, we're close to the city's top points of interest.


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Top Halifax Attractions

Learn more about some of Halifax's best attractions located near our well-placed hotel.

Halifax Boardwalk

Halifax's bustling waterfront is home to one of the world's longest downtown boardwalks, as well as an assortment of shops, restaurants and a working port. Our hotel is located directly on the boardwalk, allowing for seamless access to an array of local attractions. Visit our seaside playground and discover Nova Scotia's vibrant capital.    Learn More

Citadel Hill

A National Historic Site of Canada, Citadel Hill (also known as Fort George) was fortified by the British military in 1749, the same year that Halifax was founded. The fortifications on the hill were built to defend Halifax from enemies during several wars, although it was never attacked.

In modern times, Citadel Hill invites visitors to explore the fortress and to learn about the history of the soldiers stationed there. Every day at noon, the "Noon Gun" (a 12-pound cannon) is fired from Citadel Hill - a local tradition since 1857! Visitors can also tour the Citadel's Army Museum.

Citadel Hill is located near our hotel and is open seasonally from May 7 to October 31. Learn More

Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market & Pier 21

Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

Operating since 1750, the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market is longest continuing running market in North America. It hosts over 250 vendors, featuring fresh produce, fish and meats from local farms, as well as local crafts, jewelry, and artwork. Learn more

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Halifax's Pier 21 was the welcoming point for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. As the last surviving seaport immigration facility in Canada, Pier 21 is now operated by the Canadian Museum of Immigration. Learn more

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Located near our hotel on the waterfront, The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic celebrates Nova Scotia's rich maritime heritage, from boatbuilding to war ships to the Titanic and the Halifax Explosion. Learn more

Top Attractions Close to Halifax

Venturing a little further afield? Read our top picks for popular sights and villages within a short drive of our Halifax hotel.

Peggy's Cove

You've likely seen the iconic lighthouse image that symbolizes the history of the beautiful Peggy's Cove and surrounding areas. Stunning scenery, boat tours and a quaint fishing village await; book a tour to experience this beautiful part of the world. Learn more

Annapolis Valley Wine Region

Nova Scotia's grape growing history dates back to the 17th century; its unique soil and microclimates produce some of the most distinctive, premium-quality grapes in North America. Visit the Annapolis Valley Wine Region and other vineyards across the province for a truly unforgettable wine tasting experience. Learn more

Bay of Fundy

The 270-km-long Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world, and is one of Canada's most famous natural wonders. Recognized internationally, the Bay of Fundy showcases the world's most dynamic tidal coastline. Enjoy breathtaking hiking, sea kayaking, whale-watching just a short trip away from Halifax. Learn more

Town of Lunenberg & Mahone Bay

Located an hour away from Halifax is Lunenberg, one of the most beautiful small towns in Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the historic architecture and attractions of this beautiful town. Learn more.

A little further afield lies Mahone Bay, which is another scenic seaside village popular for a variety of water activities, including sailing and kayaking, as well as charming eateries and shops. Learn more

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