Cruise Ship Area

12 - Cunard Centre

Cunard Centre is a waterfront cargo shed renovated into a large multipurpose, year round event centre. Cunard Centre is located at Pier 23, behind the Westin Nova Scotian hotel, as part of the Halifax Port Authority’s SeaPort redevelopment. The venue’s sheer size, 45,000 square feet of column free space, boasts one of the largest capacities for events in Halifax. The Cunard Centre can accommodate a variety of functions, from formal banquets for up to 2200 guests, receptions and concerts for 4,000 people, trade and consumer shows, to charity and fundraising events and product launches. This multi-functional facility embraces innovation, with creative design and a state-of-the-art kitchen.

Guests of Cunard Centre can be outside on the “Brow”, and watch as ships maneuver through the busy Halifax port. In season, guests are privileged to view some of the largest cruise ships in the world, which tie up adjacent to Cunard Centre when visiting Halifax.

The Cunard Centre has bookings for many international conferences and events, and the general public can access the site during such public events as the NS Designer Craft Council Christmas Craft Show, NSLC Festival of Wines, and Word On The Street. Other events booked include corporate and formal dinners, lobster suppers, trade shows, and weddings.

13 - Dockside Shops (seasonal)

Conveniently located next to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, you will find our Dockside Shops at Pavilion 22 a vibrant, open-concept market offering a warm and friendly shopping experience for cruise passengers and locals alike. Our Dockside Shops showcase regionally-handcrafted products including jewellery, gifts, apparel, accessories and signature items. Open only on cruise ship days. Visit for the most up to date cruise schedule for the Port of Halifax.

Ambassatours Gray Line
Amos Pewter
Atlantic Cruise Ship Services – A Maritime Travel Company
Carrefour Atlantique Emporium
Coastal Culture Inc. o/a Cool As A Moose
Fancy Glass & Crafts
Island Beach of Nova Scotia Store
Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia
Last Name Heritage
Maritime Sunglass Company
Memories & More Souveniers
NovaScotian Crystal
Peter’s at the Pavilion
Plaid Place Shops Limited
Point of View Glass
Riven Woodworks
Rose Valade Designs
Silk by Mary Lund
The Maple Tree Clothing & Gifts

53 - Pier 21

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is Canada’s national museum of immigration. The museum occupies part of Pier 21, the former ocean liner terminal and immigration shed from 1928 to 1971. Pier 21 is Canada’s last remaining ocean immigration shed. The facility is often compared to Ellis Island (1892-1954), in terms of its importance to mid-20th century immigration to Canada[1] an association it shares with 19th century immigration history at Grosse Isle, Quebec (1832-1932) and Partridge Island in Saint John, New Brunswick (1785-1941)[2]. The Museum began as an independent institution run by the Pier 21 Society in 1999. It became a national museum run by the Canadian federal government in 2011.

43 - Mary Black Gallery

Nova Scotia’s only public gallery with a fine craft mandate, hosting local, regional, national and international fine craft exhibitions year round.

76 - East Coast Lifestyle

The DNA of East Coast Lifestyle is simple: it’s about being proud of where you’re from. In March of 2013, Alex MacLean, a senior Business student at Acadia University was asked to start a temporary business for an Entrepreneurship class project. With an $800 loan from his dad and a passion to rep his coast, Alex produced his first 30 East Coast Lifestyle hoodies and sold them to his closest friends. Using the proceeds from the first batch, ECL began distribution from the trunk of Alex’s car and on his moms front lawn for several months until the birth of the popular anchor logo.

77 - Designer Craft Shop

Beautiful. Local. Handmade

Come and explore the diversity of fine craft in Nova Scotia at the Designer Craft Shop. Filled with handcrafted work from members of Craft Nova Scotia, the Designer Craft Shop is the ultimate destination for a gift for that special someone, that perfect décor or art piece for your home, as well as signature fashion accessories. Learn the story behind your favourite piece and discover something unexpected at our new shop!

34 - Tomavinos Pizzaria

At Tomavinos we are not only passionate about extraordinary food and exceptional service: we are philosophers, athletes, raconteurs, artists, and lovers of nature. We strive for excellence in every aspect of our lives but especially in the quality of our product. We use only the finest of local organic ingredients and are constantly searching for and incorporating new and exciting ideas into our repertoire. We have been serving up our award-winning pizza for more than two decades and our goal has always been and will continue to be giving our customers and unforgettable culinary experience.

44 - NSCAD

NSCAD University, formerly and still unofficially called the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, is a post-secondary art school in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It was founded in 1887 by Anna Leonowens and later became the first degree-granting art school in Canada.

23 - Garrison Brewery

Sudsy rise against the norm or UK-styled beer invasion fermented in Nova Scotia, Garrison started in protest. As the first major wave of craft brewing in North America was cresting, Garrison was determined to see small batch, independent brewing come back to Halifax. Launched in the city’s deep north-end, the brewery released first an Irish Red Ale (August 1997) & Nut Brown Ale (October 1997). Restless & innovative, the early years saw McNab’s Pale, Raspberry Wheat, Martello Stout, Titanic Ale, Jalapeno Ale & more. By 2004, craft beer was surging again & the Lady Hammond plant was busting at the seams – time to move!

Vacant & derelict but solid & historic, the Immigration Annex on the south-end waterfront was begging for a brewery. By February 2006 the 1929 character building had one – us – & the new Halifax Seaport had its’ first anchor tenant. The added space and exposure was like oxygen to Garrison & the brewery grew rapidly. New tanks & better bottling gear allowed for a tripling of production, but by 2012 the space could give no more.

Determined to stay “100% SEAPORT BREWED”, the team found another beautifully derelict Port space in the old CN Rail Repair Building just a keg roll away. By spring 2014 Garrison was running trial batches on their state-of-the-art, PEI-built brewhouse, & this fully updated craft-brewing plant continues to meet the growing Garrison demand. The new plant isn’t open to the public but you can still catch our brewers in action at the market brewery knocking out specialties & collabs on the original gear. Cheers!

52 - Pavilion 20

Pier 20 is one of two principle cruise ship berths offering cruise passengers direct ship-to-shore access to HPA’s dedicated cruise passenger terminal. Pavilion 20 offers an open, barrier-free space ideal for gather tours.

31 - Halifax Seaport Farmers Market

The Halifax Farmers’ Market was created by Royal Proclamation in June of 1750, a year after the founding of Halifax. The Governor and Council designated a site for the Market – the present day Bank of Montreal building. For 50 years this flesh, meat or cattle market, as it was known, sold produce as well as livestock delivered from Acadian farms in the Annapolis Valley and from local farm production.

In 1848 the City of Halifax was incorporated and the original City Charter conveyed the Country Market property to the city “for the public and common benefit and use of the City of Halifax according to the true interest and meaning of the original grant.” The Market has operated in several locations across the city since its inception in 1750, but moved to the Halifax Seaport in 2010 where it is now known as the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market – the longest continuously running Market in North America and proudly hosting over 250 vendors!