Whether it's the eclectic and celebrated chefs, intricate art installations, or people who "obviously aren't from here" taking a dip in the Halifax Harbour, the Queen's Marque has been the talk of town ever since it first opened in Downtown Halifax last November.

Queen's Marque

If you haven't heard it yet, the Queen’s Marque is Halifax’s newest and chicest district. Beautifully designed, grand, and a touching ode to what makes Halifax such a special, unique place. Home to trendy new restaurants and retail spaces, Atlantic Canada's first "ultra-luxury" boutique hotel, office and residential space, and lots of parking, what's most appealing about the Queen's Marque though, is the almost 100,000 square feet of thoughtfully designed public space - double the amount of public space that was previously in the area. 


A Space for the Community

Take in Queen's Landing, a set of giant granite steps leading right into Halifax Harbour, by dipping your toes in the water, or taking a seat and watching the waves roll in. Stroll around and observe the Nova Scotia inspired designs etched into the Muntz metal featured all over the district. Or grab a coffee and enjoy a book from the elevated plaza in the district centre.

There's even more public space to come! "Rise Again" is currently under construction, and once complete will serve as another grand public area, featuring wide timber stairs ascending two stories above ground.

Queen's Marque Muntz Metal

Queen's Marque Stairs

Nova Scotia Fine Dining

The Queen's Marque offers several unique dining experiences that excel in both taste and creativity.

Drift made waves with its "eclectic interpretations of familiar Maritime fare". The menu features dishes like Nova Scotia Cod & Clams, Tuna Sashimi and Lobster & Shrimp Fish Cakes.

Bar Sophia was also an instant hit when it first opened it's doors earlier this year. Nationally revered Chef Walsh serves up Latin inspired cuisine with an Atlantic Canadian twist in the bright and colourful space. The perfect space to share a couple cocktails with friends!

The district is also home to Peace By Chocolate's flagship location, where you can explore their collection of artisan chocolates, grab a hot drink, or enjoy a chocolate ice cream.

These are just a few spots in the Queen's Marque's impressive collection of places to eat and drink, and they're not done yet, more unique dining options are on the horizon. Keep an eye out for the opening of Peacock, "a new breed of wine bar", Toridori, which will showcase a diverse menu of Asian dishes, and Swanky Burger, serving up "old school classic" burgers.

Eateries at the Queen's Marque

Art of the Queen's Marque

The Queen's Marque features several stunning public art pieces, each chosen to embody the meaning and culture of our province.

Italian artist Edoadro Tresoldi's "Sail" stands an impressive 21 feet above the boardwalk. Tresoldi is known around the world for his wire mesh sculptures, which he creates with the intention of exhibiting a dialogue between art and the world around it.

Another unique piece is "The Sirens' Calling". The installation features four cast and polished stainless steel Greek figures, each facing a different cardinal position of the compass. This piece serves a tribute to Nova Scotia not only due to its sea theme, but also because it's the creation of former NSCAD professor and Governor General award recipient John Greer.

Art Installation in the Queen's Marque Siren's Calling

Queen's Marque art Siren's Calling

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If you're looking to taste some of the finest of Nova Scotian cuisine, shop local boutiques, or just enjoy a book by the water, the Queen's Marque is the place to be this summer. See you there!

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