Dartmouth Travel Guide

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    St Georges Island in Halifax Harbour
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Dartmouth Things to Do

  • ~ Oh No! No Headlights! ~

    We were leaving Mahone Bay and heading into Halifax when we discovered that both headlights were out. We waited until daylight to travel to Halifax. We stopped in at Canadian Tire to see if they could check the headlights on the RV - "Sorry we can't do that but Diesel and Auto Electric Limited will be able to help you" It was Thursday at 4:55pm...

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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...

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  • 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

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  • 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...

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Dartmouth Transportation

  • ~ Bob's Taxi ~

    "I'll be there in a minute" - is actually a long time. I called for a taxi a couple times and each time they were there in less than a minute. It almost makes you think that they are just around the corner waiting for you to call. The drivers were courteous and the taxi's were clean.

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  • ~ Toll Bridges ~

    There are two bridges that connect Halifax and Dartmouth. The Angus MacDonald and the A. Murray MacKay bridge. Both these bridges are toll bridges. On both bridges the toll is collected on the Dartmouth side. The cost is $1.00. Make sure you have the correct change available.

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  • ~ Metro Transit ~

    If you're not interested in driving in the city, you can always take the bus. There are buses that cross the bridges between Halifax and Dartmouth daily. I found the best way to figure out how to get from one place to the other is to ask the bus drivers. It's much easier than trying to figure out the schedules. If you wish to find out when the bus...

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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Dartmouth Local Customs

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    by RavensWing Written Jul 9, 2014

    It is expected here when you go to a restaurant, spa, bar, and other areas like this to tip the server, bartender, or whomever is working on you. The expected rate varies from 5% to 20%.

    If you head into a restaurant and the server takes too long with your drinks, messes up your order -- well that would be in the 5% range. If that server has been interacting with you, your food comes on time, your drinks replenished quickly, that might fall into the 10% to 15%. If you've had extraordinary service then that's when you would tip 20%.

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Dartmouth Warnings and Dangers

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    by RavensWing Updated Jul 9, 2014

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    Since 1901 Nova Scotia has averaged a land falling tropical storm or hurricane once every 2 1/2 years.

    The winds can be extremely high and the rains extremely heavy.

    If you happen to be visiting and a hurricane or tropical storm is due to hit follow the alerts on The Weather Network

    2014 ~ Hurricane Arthur
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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.

    Shubenacadie Canal Shubenacadie Canal Paddle the canal
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Dartmouth Favorites

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    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

    NSIAS Flyer
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    • Festivals

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