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Great shopping and food.

Great place to shop and have a meal, while sitting on a patio and watching the sailboats, ferries... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Halifax, Canada
Beautiful Architecture

Historic Properties is well worth a visit. It is located on the Halifax Waterfront and has a couple... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dartmouth, Canada
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This charming site is filled with restaurants, pubs, clothing and specialty shops in restored 18th-century buildings on the waterfront.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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1983 Upper Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y5, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to shop and have a meal, while sitting on a patio and watching the sailboats, ferries, naval ships etc sail by

Reviewed 6 days ago

Historic Properties is well worth a visit. It is located on the Halifax Waterfront and has a couple of eating establishments and a few speciality shops. It is not a cheap area but it is interesting. A nice place to browse and you may even...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When Hisotric Properties opened it was a destination. Now, it is just blah. Taken over by third rate shops it is a total miss. The outside is great but inside the shops are really ordinary and lamost junky. Such a sshame as Halifax has an...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I do like this property very much, it is small and does not offer a lot. Granted, they do have bacon donuts!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A mixed use area along the boardwalk with many options for shopping, dining, and entertainment. It was a fun stop as we walked along the waterfront.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking through Historic Properties is like walking into a time machine. Pass through Canada's oldest group of waterfront / harborfront warehouses that today, house a wide variety of specialty shops and dining establishments, catering to all tastes. Moving through the Properties, you'll find yourself in...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some of the oldest buildings in Halifax include the privateer's warehouse. Given royal approval, many seabound Haligonians plundered French Spanish and American ships for gold and silver from Meico and S. America and stored it here before sending it back to England for the King.Also...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

These buildings are remarkable examples of a bygone era. Walk around several blocks to see how they used to live and work.

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Nice buildings on outside-inside souvenir stores-what a waste on prime waterfront, perhaps in summer more artists and other entertainment in this area.

Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a wonderful place to stroll through. It is not for people who have walking problems though. History kind of stands still here. Imagine all of the people who have lived in these homes over the last 200 years! Amazing.

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