Across the harbour from Halifax lays Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The City of Lakes’ natural beauty encourages its residents and visitors to get active outdoors with a number of activities, both on land and in the water.
Recreation, Arts and Culture in Dartmouth
With 23 lakes and numerous green spaces, there are many things to do in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
• Shubie Park – this camping ground is nestled in the heart of Halifax/Dartmouth, on the shores of Lake Charles. Visitors can enjoy music, art, history, camping, hiking and water sports within a beautiful park setting.
• Dartmouth Waterfront – from shopping and recreation to high-energy concerts and cultural programming, the city’s harbourfront offers tons of family-friendly activities.
• The Quaker House – despite its humble beginnings, one of the oldest buildings in the city has been restored to its 1785 state, and become an iconic way of celebrating local heritage.
• The Black Cultural Centre – experience the history of the African diaspora within Nova Scotia, dating back to the 1600s. Such history includes topics on community life, religious life, military service and migration.
• Kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing and swimming, parks and walking trails.
Transportation in Dartmouth
If you’re living in one of Dartmouth’s rentals and need a way to get around, Halifax Regional Municipality has Metro Transit, a conventional bus service, which links riders to work, school and play. Residents with physical or cognitive disabilities can apply to use Metro Transit’s Access-A-Bus, the region’s door-to-door service for those residents who are unable to use public transit.