Friday, July 16, 2010

HRM Point of Interest #9: Halifax Waterfront

Walking along the 3 km board walk on the Halifax Waterfront is a favourite past time of both locals and tourists, especially those departing from the cruise ships docked at Pier 22. Open 24 hours a day, it is also one of Yours truly's favourite places to spend a sunny afternoon, as it is always full of buskers, tourists, and interesting ships (during the summer at least).

(One of many tall ships docked at the Waterfront. Halifax tall ships can often be hired for Harbour cruises and tours.)

(A highlight of any trip to the Waterfront is seeing one of the large cruise ships entering or leaving port.)

(The Halifax Waterfront is the home of Theodore Too tugboat, star of the superb children's television program Theodore Tugboat.)

(Here, Theodore Too puffs merrily along as he passes in front of the Georges Island, a National Historic Site, while taking passengers on a tour of Halifax Harbour.)

(There are even real tugboats at the Waterfront. Halifax tugboats have been and continue to be invaluable assets in Atlantic Ocean rescue and salvage missions since before, and during, WWII.)

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