Halifax Urban Greenway Heritage Walk

The Halifax Urban Greenway Association has installed the first interpretative panels of the Halifax Urban Greenway Heritage Walk. The Heritage Walk will feature the history of the neighbourhoods in the Southend and Northwest Arm and West End districts along the Greenway route. The four panels cover stories of the past along the phase one Beaufort Avenue section of the Greenway.




Halifax Ocean Terminals Rail Cut: The Destruction of a Way of Life

The first, next to the trailhead at South Street, paints the scene of the excavation of the railcut a century ago:



Panel Image

Additional Resources



Oakland Road Dock and the Northwest Arm Ferries: The Dying Off of a Beloved Institution

The second, at the corner of Beaufort Avenue and Oakland Road, remembers the ferry that crossed the Arm from the foot of Oakland Road until the 1960s:



Panel Image

Additional Resources



The Oaklands (Cunard) Estate: The Fall of a Great House

The third, just south of the end of Regina Terrace, highlights the nineteenth century Cunard Family estate called “Oaklands”:



Panel Image

Additional Resources



Marlborough Woods Subdivision & Waterfront Park: The Failure of a Dream

Finally, the fourth panel at the Marlborough Woods rail bridge recalls the future Halifax MP and Prime Minister Robert Borden's highly ambitious Marlborough Woods Subdivision project at the beginning of the twentieth century:



Panel Image

Additional Resources



If you have any additional resources materials which are not copyrighted and which you feel would add to these pages, please email: greenway_hfx@yahoo.com.




Thanks to all who contributed to the Halifax Urban Greenway Heritage Walk project:

  • Leonard Preyra for his initial suggestion and ongoing encouragement thereafter
  • The Northwest Arm Heritage Association for its letter of support for HUGA’s funding application to government
  • Garry Shutlak at Nova Scotia Archives for his assistance in locating resource materials and for his review of panels content
  • Rob, Peter and Leonard of Terra Marine Environmental Ltd. for the retrieval and placement of the stones forming the bases for the panel installations
  • Adam and Jenna at Eyecandy Signs for the design and production of the interpretive panels
  • Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for its funding of 75 percent of project costs
  • The Halifax Regional Trails Association for the awarding of the remaining 25 percent of project costs from its HRM capital allocation

[Home] [What's New] [Press Releases] [Becoming Involved [Photos] [Maps] [Reports] [Trail Interpretation]

Copyright © 2014, Halifax Urban Greenway Association