The Cruise Port
Downtown is within walking distance of the cruise port and many passengers do walk there along the
Harbourwalk, a boardwalk that runs along the water connecting the cruise port to downtown. There are restaurants, cafes, museums and other attractions along the way (See also Attractions and Places of Interest).
Parts of the downtown area are on the slope of a steep hill (right). Thus, walking to places like the Halifax Citadel or the Old Town Clock Tower can be strenuous.
There are lots of alternatives to walking. Taxis wait outside the cruise terminals and there are public buses. In addition, a number of companies offer tours of the city using various modes of transportation.
Halifax has a fine harbor and there are quite a few boats that give tours of the harbor. However, some of these boats are sometimes chartered for cruise ship shore excursions so it is a good idea to check with the operator beforehand.
A low-cost alternative way to see the harbor is to take the commuter ferry across the harbor to Dartmouth.
Cruise destination profile - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - page 3