June 5, 2016
The waterfront in Halifax has come a long way from the days when we had to climb fences around condemned wharves just to get ashore. Continuous improvements over the years are attracting more visitors and local sailors to the downtown waterfront. There is now 1550 feet of floating dock available for vessels up to 200ft. Power, water, waste, security and WiFi are also available on request. As Atlantic Canada’s first Blue Flag Award Winner, the Halifax waterfront is recognized for meeting high environmental standards.
To receive a Blue Flag, beaches and marinas must meet high international standards in water quality, environmental management, environmental education, and safety and services. The Blue Flag is administered in Canada by Environmental Defense http://environmentaldefence.ca/blue-flag/ and is managed internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). More than 4,000 beaches and marinas in 49 countries fly the Blue Flag