Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Dartmouth, founded in 1750, is a community and planning area of the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia.

Located on the Eastern shore of Halifax Harbour, Dartmouth has been nicknamed the “City of Lakes” after the large number of lakes located in the city. The 23 lakes provide opportunities for kayaking, windsurfing,canoeing and swimming.

The Dartmouth waterfront has boardwalks that lead east and west from the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal, providing visitors with excellent views of McNab’s Island, George’s Island and the two bridges (the Angus L.
McDonald and the A. Murray MacKay). The Dartmouth Events Plaza accommodates a variety of special events, Such as the Multicultural Festival and Canada Day celebrations. Dartmouth has the oldest saltwater ferry system in North America.

Commuting to Halifax from Dartmouth is achieved by two different methods. You can drive your car or take a bus over either of two bridges or you can take either of two ferries that travel between Dartmouth and Halifax.

Dartmouth is also home to Dartmouth Crossing a CAD$280 million commercial development owned by North American Development Group.When it was first being developed, it was the largest retail construction project in Canada east of Calgary. It is comprised of 3 districts that include a “big box” retail area with large to medium sized stores, a “main street” district containing smaller, fashion-oriented stores, known as ‘The Village Shops at Dartmouth Crossing and an entertainment district containing restaurants and anchored by a 12-screen Cineplex Cinemas movie theatre.

Area Schools:

Shannon Park (PR-06)
Hawthorne (PR-06)
Prince Arthur (07-09)
Dartmouth High (10-12)

Distance to:

Stanfield International Airport – 29mins
City of Halifax – 11mins