The Harbourwalk (Boardwalk)
Connecting the Seaport to the Downtown area of Halifax in the Harbourwalk. This path follows along the edge of the harbor and offers attractive views of the water, ships and boats. For much of its length, the Harbourwalk is a boardwalk and so is sometimes referred to as "the boardwalk."
Along the way are restaurants and often street performers and local festival activities. Halifax has quite a few festivals including a film festival, a jazz
festival and a military tattoo.
You can hire a segueway or a bicycle from venders along the Harbour Walk. In addition, there are boats and small ships tied up along the waterside some of which offer tours.
As you approach Downtown, you come to a warship painted light blue and white. This is HMCS
Sackville, a Canadian Navy corvette that served in
World War II. (See feature article). Her color scheme is the one she bore when escorting convoys across the Atlantic. The ship has been restored and visitors can get an idea of what it was like on a small ship battling U-Boats. The ship is a Canadian Naval Memorial.
Just beyond the Sackville is another historic ship, which is open to visitors. CSS Acadia is a turn-of-the-century steam ship. (See feature article). Although she resembles an Edwardian yacht, she was actually used for oceanographic work. An interesting note is that her lifeboat davits are the same as those that were on the Titanic.
Several of the old piers along the Harbourwalk have been converted into public spaces where people can fish or just relax by the water. One near the Seaport features three bent and twisted lamp posts. This was not the result of some fierce Atlantic storm but rather is an art installation by Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg.
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