Halifax Metro

Halifax Metro is comprised of the two major cities of Halifax and Dartmouth, the large surrounding communities of Bedford and Sackville, and the smaller villages beyond.

Experience the excitement of bustling cities; alive with entertainment and activities; all based within a natural harbour setting. From the Halifax Metro area you are only minutes from twisting roads leading inland along the many lakes or more adventures along the ocean coastline.

As you approach the Halifax Metro area, attractions include the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum near the airport; Shubie Canal Park near Dartmouth; The Dingle at Sir Sanford Flemming Park and the York Redoubt National Historic Site near Herring Cove.

In Halifax attractions include the massive Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada; the Hydrostone District Heritage Site; the Halifax Public Gardens; the Museum of Natural History; the expansive restored Historic Properties along the waterfront; the Pier 21 National Historic Site of Canada and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, featuring exhibits on the Titanic and the Halifax Explosion of 1917.

Dartmouth attractions include the Waterfront Park and Peace Pavillion; the Dartmouth Heritage Museum, tours at the Bedford Institute of Oceangraphy and the many parks along the lakes within the city.

Note: You can park your ride and take the ferry between the cities across the Halifax Harbour. You will avoid the hassle of finding a place to park and experience awesome views of both cities during the crossing! Parking is available at the Dartmouth terminal.

Where to Eat, Stay & Play while touring this area

Halifax Metro is accessed by road from the South Shore (Lighthouse Route), from the west; the Eastern Shore (Marine Drive), from the east; and the Fundy Shore and Annapolis Valley, from the north, along both the Evangeline and Glooscap Trails.

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