About DartmouthOn the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour, Dartmouth is connected to the city of Halifax by two suspension bridges and by ferry. The 1.3-km (0.8-mi.) Angus L. MacDonald Bridge, spanning the harbor, is the fourth longest bridge in the British Commonwealth.
The city is a popular visitor destination and offers many fine restaurants, historic houses, a waterfront boardwalk and interesting attractions. Bedford Institute of Oceanography on Bedford Basin is reputed to be the largest Canadian center for marine research. South of Dartmouth, at Cow Bay and Eastern Passage, is the Canadian Forces Base Shearwater, first built for American seaplanes during World War I.
Dartmouth's 23 lakes once provided the area with ice for summer refrigeration. Today they are the centers of year-round recreation. Lake Banook is the site of a world-class canoe paddling course where international paddling events are staged each year. Lake Micmac often is the setting of water-skiing competitions. In winter, skating and ice hockey are popular pursuits. Scenic beaches include Clam Harbour, Lawrencetown, Martinique and Rainbow Haven.
Self-guiding ToursBrochures outlining self-guiding walking tours of the Halifax-Dartmouth area are available at the visitor information centers in Halifax.
Things to Do Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia
Dartmouth Heritage Museum, Evergreen Historic House
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Save 5% or more when booking AAA/CAA rates plus earn bonus points with the AAA Preferred™ BWR ProgramBest Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites
15 Spectacle Lake Dr. Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X7
Members save up to 10% and earn Honors points when booking AAA/CAA rates!Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton-Halifax/Dartmouth
65 Cromarty Dr. Dartmouth, NS B3B 0G2
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240 Brownlow Ave. Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X6
313 Prince Albert Rd. Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1N3
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