Sample seafood right from the ocean, explore Nova Scotia’s natural terroir, sip cocktails refreshed by the salt air or browse local speciality shops in the heart of Halifax’s burgeoning culinary and retail scene.
From festivals celebrating Nova Scotia’s food and culture to intimate concerts and art installations, Queen’s Marque is a destination for gathering, enjoyment and connection.
‘Tidal Beacon’, a dramatic 60-foot art installation, towers at the harbour’s edge at the top of Rise Again. Its appearance changes with the tides — meaning each visit offers a new experience.
‘Tidal Beacon’ responds to tides, weather and the surrounding environment. Light rises and falls within the structure, culminating in a 12-minute event at high and low tides.
The event consists of the ‘Lunar Crest,’ an eight-minute crescendo of shimmering lights bookended by a two-minute ‘Beacon Turn,’ which transforms the sculpture into a rotating light. Throughout the event, directional spotlights shine into the sky and across the harbour.
Inspired by the enduring spirit, culture and character of Nova Scotia and its people, Queen’s Marque delivers a distinct sense of place reflected in the architecture, materiality and art.
From local sandstone to marine-inspired forms jutting dramatically out over the ocean, Queen’s Marque is an example of ‘Born of this Place’ design – designed with materials, stories, symbols and references that honour Nova Scotia craftsmanship and maritime history. The result is a destination that is so shaped by our region, it could simply not exist anywhere else.