• Welcome to Downtown Halifax

    Downtown Halifax is the urban core and hub of the Halifax (Kjipuktuk) region. With world-class attractions, hundreds of restaurants, pubs, shops, festivals and events, Downtown Halifax is where people and businesses want to be. 

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) is a not-for-profit organization that represents the 1600+ businesses located in the Downtown core. We run programs, events, and marketing initiatives to help make Downtown Halifax a better place to live, work, and play.

    About Us
  • 2023 Downtown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide

    It's that time of year once again - the Downtown Halifax Holiday Gift Guide is back!

    In this 72-page Gift Guide, you'll find tons of local gift ideas from over 100 shops, restaurants, attractions, and more from around the Downtown Halifax and Spring Garden areas.

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    DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN is a series of vivid light shows and installations around Downtown Halifax.

    Don't miss the new, vibrant holiday light projection show on the former Halifax Memorial Library Building at Grafton Park (corner of Spring Garden Road and Grafton Street) running until December 26. 

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  • Celebrate the Holidays in Downtown Halifax

    The lights are twinkling, the decorations are sparkling, and the festive atmosphere is dailed all the way up ... ah yes – it’s officially the holiday season in Downtown Halifax!

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  • What's Happening Downtown

    The Holiday season has arrived in Downtown Halifax! And there's lots to look forward to as the air becomes crisp. Keep up to date with what's happening in Downtown with our online Events Calendar. 

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  • Meet Mike Larisey, owner of Maritime Hobbies & Crafts Ltd

    Read our latest Downtown Spotlight on Mike!

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  • Parking in Downtown Halifax

    Before you head Downtown, make your parking plan! Visit our 'Getting Around' page for everything you need to know about parking in Downtown Halifax, including helpful tips and a list of parking lots and garages. 

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  • Downtown Halifax Navigator Outreach Program

    The Navigator Outreach Program offers direct support to the unhoused and precariously housed population in the urban core.

    Learn more about the Program

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