As a province that’s nearly surrounded by water, it’s no wonder that water access is an important part of daily life for both residents and visitors.
Investment in strategic places around the province can help revitalize waterfronts by encouraging more visitors by both land and sea. It’s in the support of quality marine infrastructure that Develop Nova Scotia was proud to contribute funds — and a little expertise — to two exciting community-led projects, as well as an infrastructure project on the Halifax waterfront.
In Baddeck, Develop Nova Scotia lent a hand to the Municipality of the County of Victoria, the Village of Baddeck, Waterfront Baddeck, and ACOA to support improvements to shared-access marine infrastructure.
With the construction of more than 450 feet of all-new floating decks and improvements to the wharf itself, Baddeck is now more ready than ever to help locals and visitors explore Cape Breton Island and Bras d’Or Lake by boat.
In Mahone Bay, Develop Nova Scotia helped the Town of Mahone Bay and the Mahone Bay Civic Marina to fund and develop 100 feet of new flexible floating docks for shared public use and access. This year, they’re ready for locals and visitors to plan their next boating adventure.
In Halifax, the new and enhanced Foundation Wharf upgrade was completed. With 500 feet of new dock space for vessels of all sizes and over 30,000 square feet of new public space, this addition to the Halifax waterfront has something for everyone.
2021 showed that local visitation by boat is strong, with many taking this season as an opportunity to travel around the province and explore by boat.