Chart your course to visit one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines.
Waterfront parking is where downtown begins.
Here are some additional ways to access our waterfront.
A bustling seaside playground where people of all ages and backgrounds come to explore and experience the best of Nova Scotia.
A seaside destination for the entire family.
Where cultural and seafaring experiences meet a new ocean economy.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site where Nova Scotia’s seafaring history comes to life.
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Four unique waterfronts filled with experiences for all ages.
A waterfront view makes everything taste better.
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Harnessing the potential of Nova Scotia.
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Building on the greatness of the ocean since 1976.
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The Dartmouth waterfront offers amazing harbour views, plenty of trails, and many unique local shops and services to explore. Visit Explore Dartmouth.
Check out the interactive downtown Dartmouth map for retail, dining, recreation and health spots to visit.
Hike the Dartmouth Harbourwalk Trail, which traces a 3.8-kilometre path from Alderney Landing to the Woodside Ferry Terminal, and includes the Shubie Bridge.
Alderney Landing promotes community and cultural programming and is recognized as a unique destination and venue for business, arts and entertainment in Nova Scotia. Alderney Landing Theatre, One Light Theatre, The Craig Gallery, local businesses and a farmers’ market also call Alderney Landing home.
Visit the Peace Pavilion, a unique triangular structure that represents equality, unity, order, and reason.
While you explore the Dartmouth Harbourwalk, be sure to check out the mural art project at Dartmouth Cove. The annual Hopscotch Urban Arts Festival sees local and international talents showcase their work on the various “walls” in Dartmouth Cove.
Take a self-guided tour along the beginning of the Shubenacadie Canal. Historical tours and re-enactments are also offered along this 115-kilometre long inland waterway. Start near the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal and look for the “Canal” signs.
One of 14 library branches in the City of Halifax, Alderney Gate Public Library is located on the Dartmouth waterfront, and connected to Alderney Landing.