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Activities & Events

Welcome to a new district in an iconic and historic neighbourhood that is distinctly local, with cultural spaces that invite visitors and locals alike to connect with this place and with each other.

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A Unique Perspective

An Unforgettable View

Climb to the top of Rise Again for an unforgettable view of the Halifax Harbour.

Touch History

History is within reach at Queen’s Marque.

A wrack line is the line of debris, including seaweed and shells, left on the beach after high tide. We have recreated this wrack line on Lower Water with a series of granite planters. The location of the planters represents the original location of Halifax’s natural wrack line.

Ballast boxes were used in ships to provide stability. When a ship emptied its cargo, the ballast boxes were filled with stones and natural materials prior to sailing back home. You can find a series of ballast boxes at the bottom of Prince Street. Each of these is filled with stones from various ports like the West Indies, Galway, Cuba and the Carolinas that were important trading partners for Nova Scotia.

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A waterline or plimsoll line is where the hull of a ship meets the surface of the water. Look around Queen’s Marque in the evening to find a line of light that runs along the side of the building. This is a subtle reference to the waterline you would find on a ship.

During the excavation of the Queen’s Marque site, original historical survey markers were found. These markers are granite boundary stones installed by the British military in the 19th century as property markers.  An original marker is positioned in the Bosque Gallery showing the inscription W.D., standing for War Department.