Past and Present
For over 250 years the Port of Halifax has been a cornerstone of economic activity for the city, the region and the province as a whole. The Port’s strategic location made Halifax an ideal Gateway into North America for settlers and shippers and a perfect vantage point for military operations.
Today, the world’s largest shipping lines call on the Port of Halifax, connecting the port to more than 150 countries. The beautiful Halifax Seaport is a premier destination, attracting more than 1.3 million visitors each year. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, the Port of Halifax is a significant economic enabler in Nova Scotia, generating $2 billion in economic output each year.