Where is Dartmouth Nova Scotia?

Dartmouth (Nova Scotia) – Dartmouth travel guide

DartmouthIs a community within the Halifax Regional Municipality of Nova Scotia. Located on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour, Dartmouth was previously known as the "City of Lakes" due to the large number of lakes located in the city and still retains the nickname. Population is approximately 95, 000.


Dartmouth was incorporated as a town in 1873. In 1955 the town was permanently linked to Halifax by the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge which led to rapid suburban growth. The Town of Dartmouth amalgamated with several neighbouring towns and became the City of Dartmouth in 1961. The A. Murray MacKay Bridge opened in 1970, which spurred growth, both residential and commercial. It is now a major community within the Halifax Regional Municipality, and is home to the sprawling Burnside Industrial Park.

By plane[edit]

Dartmouth is served by Halifax's Robert L. Stanfield International Airport [1], about a half hour drive away. Direct daily flights arrive from major Canadian, Eastern U.S. and European cities.

To get into Dartmouth there is a bus that leaves every hour most hours of the day and stops at the Bridge Terminal (Dartmouth side of the Macdonald Bridge) on its way to Halifax. $3.50 one-way. Alternately, taxis charge a flat rate of $53.

Dartmouth Shearwater Airport (YAW) at CFB Shearwater is near Dartmouth and services military light aircraft.

By car[edit]

Dartmouth is directly across the harbour from Halifax, and is connected by the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge, which is closest to both the downtown cores of Dartmouth and Halifax (and known as the "old" bridge), and the A. Murray MacKay Bridge farther to the north (the "new" bridge). Both bridges can be very congested with traffic during rush hours.

Dartmouth is directly served by Nova Scotia provincial highways 107 and 118. Highway 107 (and then 7) go via the Eastern Shore to Antigonish on Highway 104, and Highway 118 connects Dartmouth to Highway 102 heading for Truro, and onward via Highway 104 (the Trans-Canada Highway) to the New Brunswick border or Cape Breton.

By bus[edit]

Regional buses also connect to Bedford and Sackville.

By taxi[edit]

There are numerous taxis in the area. All are willing and able to take you to Halifax.

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