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Discover Queen's Marque

A new waterfront neighbourhood in the absolute centre of downtown Halifax. With a nod to stories and traditions of Nova Scotia’s past,  Queen’s Marque is a contemporary destination for dining, shopping and connecting.

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Eat, Drink & Shop

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.

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Activities & Events

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.

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Plan Your Visit 1

Experience Tidal Beacon

‘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.