Our Port


Piers 22 and 20 are the principal cruise ship berths offering passengers direct ship-to-shore access to HPA’s dedicated cruise passenger terminals, Pavilions 22 and 20. Pavilion 22 offers cruise passengers and crew unique and friendly shopping experience and Pavilion 20 offers an open, barrier-free space ideal for gathering for tours.

For Passengers

All the amenities are standard at the Port of Halifax.
  • Pavilion 22 - a dedicated passenger terminal
  • Direct ship-to-shore access with berth space for numerous cruise ships
  • Wheelchair accessibility, telephones and washrooms
  • Immediate access to buses, taxis and limousines
  • Tourism representatives dockside
  • A convenient location within easy walking distance of the downtown core
  • Wide variety of tour options
  • A hundred thousand smiles

For Cruise Ships

Our business is to enhance your business.
  • Experienced full-service cruise port
  • Full Homeporting facilities
  • Full-service conference and event facility at Cunard Centre
  • Deep draft (40' at Seaport)
  • Minimal tidal variations averaging only four and one-half feet (1.5 meters)
  • Significant investment in a fendering system and bollards to handle the world's largest vessels
  • Tugboat services are optional; pilotage is compulsory
  • Bunkering available dockside by truck or barge
  • Dedicated on-site Port Authority staff facilitating efficient cruise operations
  • Secure and safe port
  • Capability of handling turn-around calls
  • Newly renovated 22,500 sq. ft cruise passenger handling facility (Pavilion 22)
  • New hydraulic gangway
  • Fendering and bollarding to accommodate the larger cruise vessels