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FAQ

Where is the Port of Halifax?

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia is located on the East coast of Canada
  • 900 miles North-East of New York City
  • 1000 miles East of Toronto, Ontario
  • Click to find it on a map

How big is the Port of Halifax?

  • 258 acres of land in total
  • Large enough to berth five cruise ships simultaneously

Who cruises to Halifax?

  • Visitors from around the world
  • Close to 20 major cruise lines
  • Over of 100 cruise ships each year

How many people cruise to Halifax?

  • 252,121 in total in 2013
  • As many as 10,000 daily visitors during peak season

When is Cruise Season in Halifax?

  • Typically from April to November
  • Spanning Spring, Summer and Fall

What is the weather like in Halifax?

  • Halifax sees it all: sunshine, rain & everything in between
  • Average spring temperatures are 33—57°F (1—14°C)
  • Average summer temperatures are 50—73°F (10—23°C)
  • Average fall temperatures are 33—66°F (1—19°C)
    (Environment Canada, 2008)
  • Click to check out current conditions

What’s the population of Halifax and Nova Scotia?

  • The population of Halifax is 372,858
  • The population of Nova Scotia is 913,462
    (Statistics Canada, 2006)

What is there to do in Halifax?

  • Lots! The click should link to the ‘Tourism Links’ section on the Cruise Halifax website.

How long is the Harbourwalk?

  • It takes about 30 to 40 minutes one way to walk the Harbourwalk from the Dockside Shops at Pavilion 22 to Casino Nova Scotia.

Is there car rental concessions dockside?

  • There is no car rental concessions dockside however our visitor services staff can help arranging this service for you. Most companies will pick you up from the pier and drop you off. We recommend making your reservations at least 24-hours in advance to secure your car rental while in Port.

Where do cruise ships dock?

  • 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. Tour buses, taxis and limousines are conveniently located in front of the terminals.
  • Pier 23 Cunard Centre has been transformed into a home-porting facility for cruise passenger turn-around and port of call operations. When not in use for cruise operations this facility it can accommodate a variety of functions, from formal banquets for up to 2,500 guests, receptions for 4,000 people.
  • When there are multiple cruise ships in Port, we occasionally use the Lower Berths at Ocean Terminals (Piers 31 and 34). Passengers and crew are shuttled from the Lower Berths to Pavilion 22 because Ocean Terminals is a restricted and secure working terminal.

Where will my cruise ship dock?

Where can I pick-up cruise passenger or crew visiting the Port of Halifax?

  • You can meet your guests as they disembark through our dedicated cruise passenger terminals, Pavilions 22 and 20.
  • Public parking is available in the parking lot in front of Pavilion 22.

Where can I pick-up cruise passenger or crew visiting the Port of Halifax if their cruise ship is docked at the Lower Berths (Piers 31 or 34)?

  • All passengers and crew are shuttled from the Lower Berths to the south doors of Pavilion 22.
  • Public parking is available in the parking lot in front of Pavilion 22.