Dartmouth-Cole Harbour Region

The Dartmouth-Cole Harbour Region is comprised of Dartmouth and Cole Harbour, communities located on the opposite side of the Halifax Harbour and beyond.

An urban village beyond the harbour.

Over the past few years, Downtown Dartmouth has grown into a vibrant community with top-notch cafes, gourmet restaurants, chic shops, fabulous lunch spots, unique galleries, and an overall plethora of amazing things to do. Often known as the “City of Lakes”, Dartmouth also has fantastic outdoor parks intertwined through it’s dozens of lakes. Dartmouth also houses Dartmouth Crossing (home of IKEA) and Mic Mac Mall.

Hop on the Harbour Ferry and explore this chic area!

Just 5 minutes past Dartmouth is Cole Harbour, a suburban community best known for being the birthplace of Sidney Crosby, famous hockey player and 3-time Stanley Cup Winner. Partially sitting on the Atlantic ocean coastline, this community includes fantastic beaches, trails and parks such as the Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park and the Salt Marsh Trail.

You haven’t seen the Halifax Harbour until you’ve seen it from both sides. Scroll down to find out where to eat, what to do, how to get to the Dartmouth-Cole Harbour Region and so much more.

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For more information about Dartmouth and its businesses, contact the Downtown Dartmouth Business Comission
For more information about Cole Harbour and its businesses, contact the Cole Harbour Business Commission

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