Local Tips April 9, 2019

How to Get to Dartmouth from Downtown Halifax

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, affectionately known as the City of Lakes, has grown in recent years into a vibrant, trendy community with a plethora of amazing things to do. Situated across the harbour from Downtown Halifax, Dartmouth shares its urban feel and east coast vibe, but with a charm that is completely its own.

Packed with things to do, including the Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market, a delicious meal at The Canteen on Portland, or a walk along Dartmouth’s hidden-gem Harbourfront Trail, there is SO MUCH to see and do in Dartmouth.

Check it out for yourself; here’s how to get to Dartmouth by land and by sea.

1. Alderney Landing Ferry & Woodside Ferry

Halifax Transit Harbour Ferries makes trips from Halifax’s Waterfront to Dartmouth’s Alderney Landing terminal and Woodside terminal every 15 to 30 minutes depending on the time of day and take about 10-12 minutes to travel between Dartmouth and Downtown Halifax.

One-way fare for adults come in at just $2.50. Schedules and terminal information are available on the Halifax Transit website.

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2. The King’s Wharf Harbour Water Taxi

For $10 you can catch a round trip ride with Harbour Water Taxi between Dartmouth’s Alderney Landing and the Halifax waterfront.

The Harbour Water Taxi has been in operation since summer 2015, offering locals and visitors a fast, safe and fun method to travel back and forth across the harbor!

3. Halifax Harbour Bridges (Macdonald Bridge & MacKay Bridge) 

Brought your own car on vacation to Halifax or have a rental? You’ll be able to easily commute back and forth between Halifax and Dartmouth on either of the Halifax Harbour Bridges.

FUN FACT: It’s approximated that 105,000 vehicles cross the Macdonald and MacKay Bridges on an average workday!

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4. Halifax Transit

Halifax Transit provides bus service in downtown Halifax and outlying neighborhoods in the region. Commuting via bus from Downtown Halifax to Dartmouth is easy, whether it be downtown or with a trip on Route 10 to Mic Mac Mall.

Time-tables and route maps are available on their Halifax Transit website.

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