Strategic Canadian location for the efficient movement of goods and people by road, rail, air and sea.


Halifax Gateway Connections

Strategically located on North America’s east coast, the Halifax Gateway can save you time, money and frustration when moving goods and people. Built for speed and volume, it offers a winning combination of multi-modal transportation and logistics services, modern infrastructure, exceptional service, and easy access between North America and the globe.

Steeped in history and culture, life in Halifax, Nova Scotia revolves around the sea. But there's so much more! From bustling city streets to leisurely strolls along the magnificent Halifax Harbour, to exploring the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 or the Halifax Citadel Hill – there are so many things to do in Halifax.

Halifax’s central location makes it easy to enjoy many of Nova Scotia’s world-famous shore excursions such as Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Bay of Fundy, the Annapolis Valley, and much more. Like every-where else in Atlantic Canada, the only thing more beautiful than the scenery is the good nature of the people you’ll meet on your travels.

The Port of Halifax is the flagship destination of the Canada-New England cruise itinerary. No wonder!

Did you know?

The beautiful Halifax Seaport is a premier destination, attracting more than 1.2 million visitors each year. In 2013, the total economic output for Halifax Cruise was $104.3 million.

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Welcome Aboard

The Halifax Gateway welcomes cruise passengers from all over the globe as part of the Canada/New England Cruise itinerary or transatlantic voyages from UK and Europe.

Why Choose Halifax

Located in the heart of Atlantic Canada, Halifax is only a day’s sail from New York or Boston and close to France’s St. Pierre and Miquelon. The city offers a full service port, capable of turnaround calls and able to handle the world’s largest vessels—now with shore power. Let you ship enjoy world-class port facilities while your guests enjoy a true East Coast experience

Cruise Passengers

All the amenities are standard at the Port of Halifax.

  • Dedicated passenger terminals (Pavilions 20 and 22)
  • Direct ship-to-shore access with berth space for numerous cruise ships
  • Wheelchair accessibility, telephones and washrooms
  • Immediate access to buses, taxis and limousines
  • Visitor services and shopping available dockside
  • A convenient location within easy walking distance of the downtown core
  • Wide variety of tour options
  • A hundred thousand smiles

Cruise Ships

Our business is to enhance your business.

  • Experienced full-service cruise port now offering shore power
  • Dedicated on-site Halifax Port Authority staff facilitating efficient cruise operations
  • Deep draft (40' at the Halifax 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
  • Hydraulic gangways
  • Tugboat services are optional; pilotage is compulsory
  • Bunkering available dockside by truck or barge
  • Safe and secure port
  • Capability of handling turnaround calls

Visit www.cruisehalifax.cafor the latest version of the cruise schedule, list of cruise lines calling the Port of Halifax and what’s happening at the Halifax Seaport.

Interested in turnarounds at the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia? Halifax is a great turnaround destination. Come and see what Atlantic Canada has to offer you and your guests. Visit www.homeporthalifax.comfor more information.