Whether you are local looking for staycation ideas, or visiting from further away, we invite you to discover the heart & soul of Halifax and nearby areas. The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront is the only hotel situated along the scenic Halifax Waterfront, offering you easy access to the shops and restaurants downtown.
Fuel up for a busy day in downtown Halifax with a cup of Sissiboo Coffee Roaster Ltd coffee at Balancing Rock Coffeehouse, enjoy the harbour views from our seasonal outdoor Stone's Throw Patio, or join us at Harbourstone Pour House for locally inspired dishes with ingredients sourced from Nova Scotia.
Retreat from a busy day of local adventures to our newly renovated guestrooms with picturesque views, plush bedding and refreshed bathrooms. Our many onsite amenities including a tranquil spa, an indoor swimming pool and fully equipped gym will be the finishing touch to your unforgettable Halifax experience.
The Halifax Waterfront is a bustling hotspot nearly 4KM long and the home to some of Halifax's most treasured tourist locations. Panoramic views, beer gardens, shopping and the famous Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market all make up the beautiful landscape of the boardwalk. The Halifax Waterfront is home to many exciting festivals including The Halifax Busker Festival, Halifax Jazz Festival, and Ribfest Halifax! Grab a famous COWS Ice Cream while you sit, stroll and enjoy the picture-perfect views.
A quick trip across the harbour (by ferry, bus, boat or car) is Downtown Dartmouth! This vibrant community is bursting with culture and offers visitors mural-covered streets, top-notch cafes and restaurants, multiple up-and-coming craft breweries and unique boutiques. Dartmouth is a place you need to visit to truly understand that it is a place unlike anywhere else. Fun fact, a trip across the harbour by ferry will cost you $2.50, round trip, making it Halifax's cheapest boat tour!
Home to Canada's most iconic lighthouse and one of Nova Scotia's most popular tourist attractions, the Peggy's Cove coastal regional is a short one-hour drive from Downtown Halifax and a must see for anyone travelling to Nova Scotia for the first time. The scenic route features famous lighthouses, sandy beaches, and delicious local fare. If time permits, continue your adventure onto Lunenburg and Mahone Bay, two tiny, picture perfect seaside towns full of local shops, dining experiences and photo opportunities.
Located along Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy, the scenic Annapolis Valley is home to Atlantic Canada's richest agricultural region, the world's highest tides, and up and coming vineyards and wines. Head out for some sight-seeing, enjoy a fine meal, go camping or take in one of the many vineyard tours. This unique adventure is only one-hour from Downtown Halifax and is worth the trip.
Halifax is a shoppers dream come true. Browse one of a kind shops and boutiques, stroll through the many markets for local goodies, or visit famous Spring Garden Road for a truly dynamic shopping experience. On our must-see shopping itinerary is a visit to Duly Noted Stationary, the Independent Mercantile Co., Little Black Market and Biscuit General Store. We promise you will find everything you were not looking for and more!
Hands on and unique food experiences are currently all the rage. Explore the many culinary delights that await you in Halifax. For a truly authentic local experience, we recommend a visit to Bar Kismet, which will wow you with inventive cocktails, fresh seafood and handmade pasta. For a very "Halifax" night out, The Bicycle Thief exudes a spirited, come as you are feel featuring North American food with Italian soul and breathtaking harbourviews. Wherever you decide to indulge, bring you appetite and a sense of adventure and a piece of your heart will always stay in our historic city.
Create unforgettable memories by discovering our cities ever-growing craft beer culture. With new locations popping up frequently, recommending our favorites was no easy task! 2 Crows Brewing Co. in Downtown Halifax is the place to go for modern beers and excellent craftsmanship. A trip to Dartmouth would not be complete without a visit to Battery Park for one of their fifteen rotating tap beers which feature's the best of Nova Scotia's craft beer lineup.
We know that travelling with family takes well-crafted plans and tremendous energy. Spend quality time with your family and create memories that will last a lifetime by visiting our top family friendly places! Our favourites include the 40,000 sqaure foot, state of the art, Halifax Discovery Centre and tour aboard the Hali-famous Harbour Hopper, an amphibious vehicle that shows you the best of the city in a fun, fast paced adventure by land and sea!
History buffs can immerse themselves in the fascinating cultural, maritime, and military heritage of a town founded in 1749. A visit to the capital city would not be complete without a tour of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Everyday at Noon, the "Noon Gun" is fired from Citadel Hill, a 12-pound cannon which has been a local traditional since 1857.
Historic Properties dates back to the early 1800s and is one of the oldest and most recognized landmarks in the city and a must see for waterfront visitors. This location is packed full of culture, shopping and dining experiences and is adjacent to the hotel.
Stone's Throw Patio was established in 2017 and quickly became one of Halifax's hottest dining experiences. Offering stunning views of Historic Properties and the Halifax Harbour, our patio is the place to be for guests and locals. Serving up craft beer, local wine and a thoughtfully curated menu with local flare, a visit to Halifax would not be complete without a visit to Stone's Throw. After all, it is hop, skip and jump from everything downtown!