Halifax Atlantic is a community of communities. It is a very large and diverse electoral district that includes both urban and rural communities.

It includes the communities of Spryfield, Jollimore, Harrietsfield, Williamswood, Sambro, East and West Pennant, Ketch Harbour, Duncans Cove, Bald Rock, Portuguese Cove, Bear Cove, Halibut Bay, Herring Cove, Fergusons Cove and Purcells Cove.

A part of the riding follows the Atlantic coastline around “the loop” passing through fishing communities with spectacular views along the way.