Halifax Stanfield International Airport is located approximately 33km/20mi from the city. It contains pre-clearance for U.S. Customs and is the Atlantic Canadian hub for all domestic, regional and international services. Scheduled air service into Nova Scotia is also available
By Ferry or Cruise
Drive your vehicle—or walk on—directly on to a ferry and arrive in Nova Scotia by sea. Several transportation companies offer ferry service to the province:
Bay Ferries—Saint John, NB to Digby, NS and Portland, Maine, USA to Yarmouth, NS
Northumberland Ferries—Wood Islands, PEI to Caribou, NS
Marine Atlantic Ferries—Argentia/Port aux Basques, NL to North Sydney
Halifax is a major port of call for more than 20 cruise ship lines; you will disembark right into the lively Halifax Waterfront.
Whether you are travelling by car, motorcycle or RV or sitting back and relaxing on a train or bus, you’ll be amazed at the scenic beauty. Nova Scotia is a world-renowned motorcycle touring destination.
Walking and Biking
Once here, walking and biking are popular ways to access and enjoy the Halifax waterfront. Local businesses offer bike and segway rentals and tours in season to help you explore the waterfront.
Halifax Transit buses also run regularly throughout the downtown core with multiple stops near the waterfront. The ferries are a terrific option to see the harbour and get around the Halifax municipality. Visit Halifax Transit for more information about bus and ferry schedules.
Harbour Water Taxi
The Harbour Water Taxi service is another option for seeing Halifax’s beautiful waterfront.