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Getting around Halifax - Location and Transportation
Located in south central Nova Scotia on one of the world's
largest deepwater, ice-free harbours, Halifax is Nova Scotia's commercial,
educational, and political capital.
Halifax owes its very existence to the harbour. A chief British military
base in the seventeen and eighteen hundreds and a vital naval supply
link for the Allied effort in World War II, Halifax earned the nickname
"Warden of the North". Even today the harbour plays an important
role, as modern-day frigates, container ships, cruise liners and fishing
boats ply its busy waters.
Nova Scotia's only land connection to mainland Canada
is via the Isthmus of Chignecto - a 27-kilometer wide strip of land
that links the province to New Brunswick. The rest of Canada's second
smallest province is surrounded by ocean. In fact, no one place is more
than 55 km from ocean coast. Nova Scotia is famous for quaint seaside
fishing villages and lighthouses like the one found at Peggy's Cove,
perhaps Nova Scotia's most photographed landmark.
Transportation in Halifax
Convenient access to public transportation and/or major highways can
mean the difference between a pleasurable and not-so-pleasurable commute
to work. Remember if you choose to live in Dartmouth, it may be more
affordable, but if you have to commute into Halifax bridge tolls can
be expensive. The Halifax bus system is slow, but fortunately most locations
are within a short 45 minute commute. Buses in Halifax run every 15
to 30 minutes so it is important to know when they arrive. If you have
your own car, it is easier. Most areas can be reached within 20-30 minutes
(example downtown Halifax to Dartmouth or Bedford). The price of gas
is generally higher in Nova Scotia then other provinces so expect this
if you are planning to relocate. However, parking in Halifax is reasonable.
Make sure you put money into the meter because it is strickly inforced.
Halifax has many convenient parking garages located throughout the city,
expect to pay about $5-8 per day or lots can be rented on a monthly
basis for $50-100.
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