Port of Halifax NS

Guide to Cruise Ports and Terminals

Halifax Nova Scotia Cruise Port

The Halifax Seaport District in Nova Scotia Canada is located at the south end of the Halifax Waterfront.  It is home to artisans, retailers, restaurants and a farmers' Market.

Most cruise ships dock at piers 20 and 22 which are both dedicated passenger terminals.  A total of five cruise ships can be handled concurrently.  Over 100 cruise ships visit Halifax each year.

Downtown Halifax is located within walking distance of the cruise terminals.

Public Transportation

Port Shuttle

Due to the proximity of the city centre to the cruise terminal, a port shuttle is not required.

Bus Service

Halifax public transit routes, schedules and fares are available at www.halifax.ca.

Ferry Service

A passenger ferry service connects Halifax to Dartmouth Nova Scotia.

Cruise Ship Terminal

Visitor Information

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax is a city of 390,000. Top attractions in town are the following:

  • Citadel Hill (panoramic views of the city, harbor and Dartmouth)
  • Government House
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
  • Halifax Harbourfront
  • Halifax Public Gardens
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (Titanic Display)
  • Old Town Clock
  • Pier 21 National Historic Site (Arrival point for many immigrants)
  • Province House (Provincial Legislature)

Visitors to Halifax can enjoy a 30 to 40 minute stroll along the Halifax Harbourwalk from the Dockside Shops at Pavilion 22 to Casino Nova Scotia.

Map of Halifax Cruise Port

View map of the Halifax Cruise Terminals (Piers 20 and 22)

Local Currency

Canadian currency is used in Nova Scotia and across Canada.  Some restaurants and retailers, however, do accept US dollars.

Weather in Halifax

Halifax is located 900 miles north-east of New York City. The cruise season normally runs from April until November.

Average monthly temperatures (in Celsius) and precipitation amounts (in mm) are as follows:

Month Minimum Maximum Precipitation
April 0 8 80
May 5 15 70
June 10 19 70
July 14 23 60
Aug 14 23 70
Sept 10 18 80
Oct 4 13 90
Nov 0 7 100

Free Wifi Service

Free Wifi service is available at most cafes and restaurants in Halifax.

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