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Halifax Harbour Facts

  • At a depth of 18 metres at low tide, one of the world's deepest harbours
  • An outer harbour two kilometres in width and eight kilometres in length with a narrow channel leading to a huge inner harbour
  • Harbour is sheltered, spacious, and has minimal currents and tides
  • Ice free port leaves the harbour accessible year round
  • One of the largest commercial ports in Canada, 2002 cargo tonnage - 12,844,487 metric tonnes
  • Home of Canada’s east coast Navy
  • Shortest ocean voyage for ships operating the North Atlantic, Round-the-World & Suez routes
  • 89 cruise ship calls welcoming over 160,000 passengers from 16 cruise ship lines in 2002

Cruise Ships visit Halifax Harbour


  • One of the largest natural harbours in the world

Ships in the Halifax Harbour