Local Tips / Outdoor Adventure May 30, 2019

Top 5 Sightseeing Walks in Dartmouth

If you think the views in Halifax are something, you should see the other side! 

There’s a lot to see in Dartmouth and one of the best ways to see it is on foot. Whether its a romantic stroll or an early morning jaunt with your furry friend here are some of the top sightseeing walks Dartmouth has to offer.


1 – Dartmouth Commons Walk 

Start at Alderney Dr./Ochterloney St. intersection. Turn left on Alderney Drive to Leighton Dillman Park (Dartmouth Commons.) Follow any path in the park up to the gazebo for panoramic view of Halifax Harbour.

Don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers in the community garden. There is also an off-leash area for dogs, so its a great place to bring your pup for game of catch.


2 – Sullivan’s Pond and Lake Banook Walk

Start at Alderney Dr./Ochterloney St. intersection. Continue on Ochterloney Street for about 15 minutes.  You’ll see Sullivan’s Pond Park on your left, home of our famous geese.

Take any park path or continue on Ochterloney for 3 more minutes to Lake Banook trail.


3 – MacDonald Bridge Walk

Start at intersection of Alderney Dr./Ochterloney St. Turn left on Alderney Dr. and walk past the Dartmouth Commons to the Wyse Rd./Alderney Dr. intersection. Continue on Wyse Rd. to MacDonald Bridge pedestrian path, which takes you over the harbour to Halifax. 45 minutes one way (1.5 hours return)


4 – Ferry Terminal to Ferry Terminal Waterfront Walk (Dartmouth Harbourfront Trail)

Start at the Alderney Ferry Terminal and walk along the waterfront trail to the Woodside Ferry Terminal. It’s 3 km each way, offering beautiful views of the harbour along every step along this well-maintained paved trail. 30 mins one way (1 hour return)


5 – Historic Canal Walk 

Start at Ferry Terminal. Follow waterfront path to King Street intersection. Cross street and follow path across foot bridge. Take an immediate left onto the historic canal path. Watch for Seymore the Sea Turtle decorative garden along path.

You can also dive into the canal’s rich history by following the signs posted along the path.


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