The Port of Halifax wants to connect the Seaport District to Point Pleasant Park

August 31, 2023, Halifax, NS – The Port of Halifax is putting out an open call for post-secondary students to create a safe, environmentally sustainable and accessible pathway between the Seaport District and Point Pleasant Park.

The Port of Halifax is looking for creative ideas on how to develop a pathway for active transportation between the Halifax Seaport and Point Pleasant Park that supports the Port’s goal of contributing to a connected port city that is more sustainable, inclusive and accessible.

The Green Pathways Challenge is open to students who are registered in their first degree, diploma, or certificate program at a Nova Scotian post-secondary institution. The Challenge allows participants to work on their own or in groups to explore creative ideas or work collaboratively in teams to leverage a variety of skills and perspectives.

Participants will have the opportunity to help shape the Halifax Seaport and develop an awareness of sustainable infrastructure.

Submissions will include a drawn or digital illustration or a 3D model of the proposed pathway along with a brief written description of key proposal features. Judging will be based on the potential for meeting the key objectives, overall impact, originality, and creativity.

The Challenge kicks off on Monday, September 11, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with an in-person and live-streamed event hosted at The PIER, 1209 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS. Concept submissions will be accepted until Monday, September 25 with the winning proposal(s) announced on September 29.

The Green Pathways Challenge is part a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program designed by the Workforce Development team at The PIER. The WIL program is made possible through partnership with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), with support from the Government of Canada.

For additional information click here.

To register click here.

About the Port of Halifax:

The Port of Halifax meets the needs of today’s shipping, cargo and cruise operations, while building for the future. Initiatives are underway to enhance the flow of goods and people through the Port of Halifax, improve efficiency and identify future opportunities.


Emma Ross
Communications Coordinator, The PIER
(902) 210-3965
[email protected]