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    Shubenacadie Canal
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    Ferry at Alderney landing
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Dartmouth Highlights

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     Nice Ferry Boat Ride 

  • Con
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     nada to do 

  • In a nutshell
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     Halifax's little brother 

Dartmouth Things to Do

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    by Gaby_Thieme Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Looking for lighthouses, we found this to be the biggest and most beautiful lighthouse in Nova Scotia

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Dartmouth Restaurants

  • ~ The Tastiest Fried Clams ~

    John's Lunch is a small - or tiny might be more appropriate - restaurant in Dartmouth. John opened his restaurant in 1969 and has been going strong since. Fotus Fatouros is a co-owner and has been asked how much longer John's Lunch will stay open. He is training his sons and his wife works at this amazing restaurant and he expects at least another...

  • Great atmosphere opposite the Alderney...

    The Celtic Corner is a great pub to visit. Nothing special; come as you are and inhale the atmosphere.I remember I enjoyed a wonderful soup, that could easily feed a family.The main course Spaghetti was excellent as well.Service was like being in a family home.Pub hours:Mo-Th: 11AM - MidnightFs-Sa: 11AM - 1AMSu: 11AM - Midnight

  • Don't miss this gem of a lunchstop

    John's has been around since 1969 and the tables and counter stools have been packed since it opened.They serve a good variety of foods but specialize in fresh Nova Scotia seafood. From deep fried clams, scallops, haddick tips, shrimp and crispy battered fish to burgers, hot sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and the list goes on.The staff are very...


Dartmouth Transportation

  • Ferry

    The ferries are an important part of the local transportation to and from Halifax. Buy your tickets from the man at the entrance gate (exact change). There are tickets for ferry use only or connecting tickets, so you can take the bus at the other end to go further. In Darthmouth are two ferry terminals, the Alderney and the Woodside.Ferry...

  • The Angus L. MacDonald Toll Bridge

    The MacDonald bridge is one of the toll (75 cents) bridges to Halifax.This bridge is the only one with a pedestrian walkway at one side and a bicycle lane at the other.

  • The A. Murray MacKay Toll Bridge

    The MacKay bridge is one of the toll (75 cents)cbridges to Halifax.The bridge is a part of highway 111.


Dartmouth Shopping

  • Bargains

    Just another Flea Market I discovered on a Sunday morning. At this part of Dartmouth sometimes Farmer Markets are held too.It's next door to the Bargain Brothers; shops seems to come and go here.The place is not that big, but I found some records here. Second hand goods. Reasonable prices.

  • Second hand CD's and Records

    Third Eye is one of the small businesses inside the Harbourview Weekend Market.There is a small amount of records in the merchandise.Business hours:Sa-Su: 9AM - 4PM 2nd hand CD's or records. Reasonable prices.

  • Second Hand Records

    Alan the Record Man is one of the small businesses inside the Harbourview Weekend Market.He has some nice records in his merchandise.Business hours:Sa-Su: 9AM - 4PM 2nd hand records Reasonable Prices


Dartmouth Sports & Outdoors

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    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 16, 2012

    The Shubenacadie Canal was finished in 1861 after 35 of construction trouble. In served Nova Scotian transportation for a decade, when the Railroad toke over. The canal links 7 lakes and it is the longest waterway in Nova Scotia.

    Equipment: Canoe or sailboat.

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Hiking and Walking

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    NSIAS Flyer

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 20, 2003

    Favorite thing: The 2003 NSIAS was held on September 6 and 7 at the Shearwater Airfield. The show on the first day started later due to the delayed arrival (fog) of most aircraft.

    For the pictures see my travelogues

    Official NSIAS site

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    • Family Travel
    • Festivals

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