About Downtown Halifax

Downtown Halifax is the heart of Atlantic Canada’s biggest city. Born as an international port of sail, the streets and architecture of Downtown Halifax are rich in history and alive in character. This historic hub meets an urban vibe to boast world-class attractions, hundreds of restaurants, pubs, shops, services, festivals and events.

The vibrancy of Downtown Halifax is a reflection of the people who work here and who call it home. From local cafes and startups to professional services and large multinational firms, there are over 1600 businesses located Downtown. With Maritime hospitality ingrained in our culture, you can expect exceptional service and great company, paired with Nova Scotia’s finest culinary and drink experiences.


Land Acknowledgement

Kjipuktuk (Halifax), meaning "Great Harbour”, is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw people. DHBC acknowledges the Peace and Friendship Treaties signed in this Territory and recognizes that we are all Treaty People.