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DartmouthCanada

Enjoy lots of aquatic adventures on the lakes of this waterfront community, situated on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbor.

Dartmouth lies on the eastern shore of the Port of Halifax, opposite Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. With more than 20 lakes within its borders, there is lots for nature lovers to explore. Visit the coastal community to investigate its waterways and lively downtown waterfront district.

You can easily drive from Halifax to Dartmouth via the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge. However, the ferry makes for a much more memorable trip. Running continuously since its inaugural voyage in 1752, the ferry between the two cities is the oldest operating saltwater ferry service in North America. Buy your tickets and view timetables at the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal.

The ferry drops you off right by Alderney Landing, the cultural and performing arts hub of Dartmouth. Between plays, concerts and special exhibitions, there is always something to see here. Its weekend farmers’ market is also a popular attraction. Either side of the ferry terminal is Waterfront Park. Stroll along the boardwalk and take in the views of the harbor and nearby islands.

Water is a big part of life in Dartmouth. There are 23 lakes within its borders, which has earned it the nickname of the City of Lakes. Several of these water bodies form a chain that is part of the Shubenacadie Canal, a waterway that links the Port of Halifax with the Bay of Fundy. Canoe or kayak part of the route and go whitewater rafting when the tidal bore rapids power along the Shubenacadie River. Relax by the shores of Lake Banook.

Away from the water, enjoy Dartmouth's other charms. Browse the shops, dine in restaurants and learn about the city's early settlers at Quaker House. Guides dressed in period costume provide a glimpse into 18th-century Nova Scotia life.

If you are in Dartmouth during the first week of August, help the locals celebrate Natal Day. The annual fiesta features parades, live music and family activities and has been celebrated since 1895, originally to mark the arrival of the railway.

Top Hotels in Dartmouth

Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth
Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth
4 out of 5
101 Wyse Rd, Dartmouth, NS
The price is CA $93 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Located in Harbourview, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Dartmouth Sportsplex and within 3 miles (5 km) of Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Maritime Museum ...

4.4/5Excellent! (689 reviews)

"We had a great stay! Staff went over and beyond to make sure the kids enjoyed it too!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Halifax - Dartmouth
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Halifax - Dartmouth
4 out of 5
65 Cromarty Drive, Dartmouth, NS
The price is CA $119 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Dartmouth Crossing and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Mic Mac Mall. Alderney Landing and Casino ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)

"it was central and within walking of great restaurants and shopping."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Halifax - Dartmouth
Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites
Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
15 Spectacle Lake Dr, Dartmouth, NS
The price is CA $87 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Dartmouth Crossing, Albro Lake Park and Shubie Park. Mic Mac Mall is 2.9 mi (4.6 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (981 reviews)

"The property was nice and well taken care of. The rooms were clean. The beds were comfortable and the sheets smelled nice too. The only thing I didn’t like was that the bathroom was very small: only one person at a time could fit. Also, the air exchanger didn’t work in the bathroom so it would get ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Dartmouth

Simply Comfort. King's Wharf Apartments
Simply Comfort. King's Wharf Apartments
3.5 out of 5
15-67 Kings Wharf Pl, Dartmouth, NS

Located in Downtown, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Canadian Legion Military Museum and Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ...

4.4/5Excellent! (45 reviews)

"It was just what I needed just wish the parking situation was better from the beginning... Parking garage was a really tight fit for my suv. I wasted a lot of time in there when I could of parked across the street in a open parking lot the whole time. Other than that it was awesome and I would ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020

Simply Comfort. King's Wharf Apartments
Free Parking Aircondition Close to Shopping and Downtown Park and Walk
Free Parking Aircondition Close to Shopping and Downtown Park and Walk
17 Alderney drive, A, Dartmouth, NS
The price is CA $69 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

Located in Downtown, this romantic holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Alderney Landing and Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ...

Free Parking Aircondition Close to Shopping and Downtown Park and Walk
Water View: Spacious, Relaxed, and Charming Heritage Home in Trendy Downtown
Water View: Spacious, Relaxed, and Charming Heritage Home in Trendy Downtown
117 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth, NS
The price is CA $92 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9

Located in Downtown, this holiday home is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Dartmouth Heritage Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Maritime ...

3.8/5Good! (10 reviews)
Charming Heritage Home

"Hosts were wonderful in helping us when we arrived with a tow truck and hurting vehicle. The flat was comfortable and warm with the charm and character of an older home. Hosts were easy to correspond with through the website and via text. Location excellent for walking to the ferry to Halifax, and ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2020

Water View: Spacious, Relaxed, and Charming Heritage Home in Trendy Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Dartmouth

4.2

Top Destination

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4 - Good
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4 - Good 54.38335809806835%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 9.50965824665676%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 20, 2020

Excellent place for active people. Lots to do

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 16, 2020

Happy there is an IKEA

5/5 - Excellent

TLE

Mar 12, 2020

I always like going to Dartmouth , great shopping.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 29, 2020

Great option for our stay prior to flying out of Halifax Airport.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Feb 25, 2020

Dartmouth just isn't as nice as Halifax but the location of the hotel was nice for the highway the mall and fairly quick to get Into the city.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 23, 2020

Good view of Dartmouth from our room.City of Lakes.Love Dartmouth as I grew up there!!!

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