3 Day Running Itinerary in Dartmouth

It’s absolutely true that you haven’t seen Halifax until you’ve seen it from both sides!

Are you a runner?! Then follow my lead for some of the most beautiful and interesting runs around – whether you want to go for a 5km or 30km plus!

It’s always nice to keep up your exercise while on vacation, so if you have time, add in 1 of these runs each day you are here!


Day 1 – 6km Easy Run Right Off the Ferry

9:00am- 9:15am: Take the 15-minute ferry from Downtown Halifax to Downtown Dartmouth

9:30am – 10:00am – You can start at the Alderney Ferry Terminal, turn right, and follow a paved path right beside the water to the Woodside Ferry Terminal and back.

10:30am – 12:00pm – Enjoy a post-run refreshment at King’s Wharf for several shops, cafes and restaurants with a super chic and European-feeling


Day 2 – 8km Over The Bridge Run (Can’t-Beat Views!)

11:00am – 12:00pm Run from the Halifax waterfront, along the trails to the Macdonald Bridge, then continue on the Dartmouth side into the Dartmouth Commons and out along King Street to Ochterloney Street.

12:30pm – 2:00pm Enjoy a post-run refreshment at one of the cafes, bars, restaurants and shops at the corner of King and Ochterloney Streets.

2:30pm – 2:45pm – Take the 15-minute ferry ride across the harbour back to Downtown Halifax


Day 3 – 3km to 25 km Run Around The Lake

9:00am – 9:25am – Starting at Lake Banook, this run takes you along a waterside path, through a woodsy park and along a stretch of boardwalk.

9:30am + – Continue into nearby Shubie Park and add up to 25 km if you want to extend your run!

12:00pm – 1:30pm – Enjoy a post-run refreshment at any of the downtown Dartmouth restaurants!



Itinerary provided by Crystal G.

Crystal Garrett is the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission.

Twitter: @crystaljoyful
Instagram: @crystaljoygarrett


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