Dartmouth is affectionately known as the City of Lakes, and in recent years the region has increasingly grown in popularity and into a vibrant community with a plethora of amazing things to do. Situated across the harbour from Downtown Halifax, Dartmouth shares its cosmopolitan feel and east coast vibe, but with a charm all in its own.
So be sure to check it out Dartmouth for yourself, it’s easy to navigate with a wide variety of smart transportation options!
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 range from $2.50. Schedules and terminal information are available on the Halifax Transit website.
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. It’s approximated that 105,000 vehicles cross the Macdonald and MacKay Bridges on an average workday. If you’re commuting on the Macdonald Bridge, be sure to check to see if it’s open or closed due to the Big Lift redecking project.
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. Halifax Transit also has a mobile app available for iPhone and Android.
Looking for affordable transportation from Halifax Stanfield International Airport to Downtown Halifax or Dartmouth? Check out Halifax Transit’s Route 320 from the airport to Albemarle Street near Scotia Square Mall in Downtown Halifax.
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