TOURS See page 15 to find out how to see the Halifax Region through the eyes of a local guide.
GETTING AROUND ON FOOT Downtown Halifax and Downtown Dartmouth are highly walkable areas, and while our harbour city has many hills, the city’s main urban centres are quite compact! LOCAL TIP: Walk across the Halifax harbour! There is no toll to walk or cycle across the Macdonald Bridge.
PARKING IN HALIFAX
As of October 2020, Halifax has replaced its individual parking meters with a payby-plate, pay-by-zone system using new on-street pay stations.
BY BUS Halifax Transit offers reliable bus service throughout the Halifax Region. Find fares, schedules, routes and ferry service. Kids under 12 ride free! | halifax.ca/transportation
BY FERRY Halifax Transit offers two ferry services: the Alderney Ferry service crosses from Halifax to Alderney Landing in Downtown Dartmouth and the Woodside Ferry service crosses from Halifax to Woodside. Ferry service is integrated with the bus service, which means that you can use a transfer to board both ferries and buses!
HOW TO PAY FOR ON-STREET PARKING
Once parked, find your nearest pay station. You can pay using coins, debit, credit, Apple Pay or using the HotSpot app on your mobile device. Learn more at halifax.ca/transportation/parking/parking-changing
There is NO CHARGE to park in on-street metered spaces: • Anytime between 6pm-8am • Weekends • Holidays
PARK ON THE WATERFRONT
There are five parking lots on the Halifax waterfront. Look for the blue signs along Lower Water Street to find the lots!
BY TAXI OR LIMO Cabs are readily available in Downtown Halifax and most communities throughout the region. Casino Taxi (902-4296666) and Yellow Cab (902-420-0000) are the largest taxi operators. Feeling fancy? Rent a limo! Try Woods Limousine Inc. or Atlantis Limousine.
BY BIKE Biking is a great way to get around the Halifax peninsula and we continue to improve our bike lanes each year. Whether you bring your own or choose to rent from I Heart Bikes, Halifax Cycles & Guitars, Train Station Bike & Bean or another bike rental service, it’s a unique way to see the entire region!
LOWER WATER STREET
HALIFAX VISITOR GUIDE 2021
Drive along winding coastal routes for an epic road trip, or across one of Halifax’s Harbour Bridges for a breathtaking view at the centre of it all. Car rentals available in Downtown Halifax, Dartmouth and throughout the Halifax Region.
TIP: Pick up a Halifax Cycling Handbook! This handy pocket-sized guide has everything you need to know about getting around Halifax by bike. Download a digital copy at cyclehalifax.ca
RIDE SHARING As of 2020, Uber is available in Halifax. HALIFAX WATERFRONT