The 10 Best Things to Do in Dartmouth, Canada

January 4, 2018 Margarita Chappel

Discover the best top things to do in Dartmouth, Canada including Shubenacadie Canal, Dartmouth Crossing, Lake Banook, Shearwater Aviation Museum, Sullivan's Pond, Alderney Landing, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Harbour Water Taxi, Quaker House, Mic Mac Mall.
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1. Shubenacadie Canal

54 Locks Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2X 2W7, Canada +1 902-434-6980
Excellent
70%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Shubenacadie Canal

Reviewed By svale87 - Sunnyvale, California

Conveniently located just a short walk from the Hampton Inn at Dartmouth Crossing. We were delighted to be able to walk over and enjoy a morning walk before heading to airport for long flight home. Well maintained paths. Interpretive signs in a few places.

2. Dartmouth Crossing

Burnside / Hwy 118, Exit 12, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada +1 902-445-8883
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 159 reviews

Dartmouth Crossing

Dartmouth Crossing brings together the best elements of any shopping experience. A prime location that offers consumers value and convenience in an exciting and unique environment. Home to a second-to-none collection of leading brand names for the entire family, exciting outlet stores which offer unbeatable saving opportunities, delicious dining options, our Go Wild! Playground and our Pondside Amphitheatre which hosts community events throughout the year, The Village Shops at Dartmouth Crossing offers visitors a unique and memorable shopping experience each and every visit. What’s more, our outlet store collection is expanding! Shop and save at Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Factory Store, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Roots 73 and Boutique La Vie En Rose which offer unbeatable savings of up to 65% off regular retail prices every day. Shopping comes to life like never before at Dartmouth Crossing!

Reviewed By Joy B - Halifax, Nova Scotia

This place has everything you could possibly want in shopping. Ikea, Costco,Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Walmart, pet store, banking, restaurants,coffee cafe's, movie theatre, furniture stores. The only thing about shopping here is you must drive to some of the places, but it is very easy to get to. There is also a hotel that you can stay at , if you are from out of town. It is my favourite place because it has everything. It is very accessible for out of owners or tourists.

3. Lake Banook

Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Lake Banook

Reviewed By johngO86MT - Coral Harbour, Canada

Great spot to visit! A very relaxing walk around the lake! You can watch canoe races in the Sumer! It has a picnic park! Kayak rentals as well and snacks! Right next to a large grocery store! So if you forgot it you can get it!! Ha ha ha :)) it connects to the trans-Canada trail and Shubie and Sullivan's pond! So like I said go for 10 or stretch it in to hoursit is your choice! But either way you will enjoy the time and relation! And the exercise is good for you as well!

4. Shearwater Aviation Museum

34 Bonaventure Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B0J 3A0, Canada +1 902-720-1083
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Shearwater Aviation Museum

Reviewed By starlady30 - Nova Scotia

We had a great walk around learning about the history and all the different artifacts and the different planes really gives you a good perception of how large they are

5. Sullivan's Pond

Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Excellent
55%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Sullivan's Pond

Reviewed By GGodess - Dartmouth, Canada

This tiny pond is a vital link in the historic Shubenacadie / Shubie canal system. The pond us surrounded by lawns and Gardens where man have wedding, graduation or other celebratory photos taken. It has a beautiful bandstand for small Concerts and the pond's Fountain adds more charm to the entire location.
AND there is a cenotaph for Remembrance Day events and it hosts the official ChristmasTree Lighting each winter for Dartmouth.
AND eveyone's delight: this little pond has a tiny island with little shelters for the beautiful white geese 'who' reside on the pond! They are living icons 'who' even use the cross walk to graze in the small park just south of the pond! BTW: summer of '17 a motorist struck / killed two of these charmers and the community was outraged and put up a memorial!

6. Alderney Landing

2 Ochterloney St | Dartmouth Waterfront, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 4W1, Canada +1 902-461-8401
Excellent
28%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

Alderney Landing

Reviewed By kpgc - Winnipeg

Its a harbour landing and there isn't a whole lot there on weekdays. Some specialty shops and food stores, and some small vendors and a restaurant. Come on a Saturday though, and it really picks up in size, with many more vendors and the farmers market.

7. Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Princess Margaret Blvd near Windmill Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1A1, Canada +1 902-426-2373
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 24 reviews

Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Reviewed By Brian T - Dartmouth, Canada

A number of Federal Government Departments or Agencies have a presence here including Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Environment Canada the Canadian Coast Guard, the Canadian Hydrographic Services and Natural Resources Canada. Researchers also work in partnership with Universities and the private sector. Tours are sometimes available

8. Harbour Water Taxi

50 Kings Wharf Pl, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 0B4, Canada +1 902-818-0800
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Harbour Water Taxi

Reviewed By redcatcec - Baltimore

We used this transportation as a recreational activity and it was just perfect. It was a short limited trip, but just breath taking.
We were on a cruise and needed something to occupy a short period of time with a great view and a chance for tourism as an optimal activity.
This was perfect, a chance to see local goings along with an opportunity to enjoy fresh air, a great local lunch, and a low price. What could be better?

9. Quaker House

57 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 1C3, Canada +1 902-464-2253
Excellent
33%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Quaker House

The only surviving home of the original Quaker whalers who settled in Dartmouth in 1785 at the end of the American Revolution. One of only twelve Quaker homes built in Nova Scotia.

Reviewed By NS_travel_nut - Dartmouth

I have lived, worked and played in Dartmouth for much of my life and have never taken the opportunity to visit this lovely little museum. For $2 I was very pleasantly surprised with the great tour we received. It only takes approx 20 min, however...MoreThank you for your review! Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. The admission cost is now $5.00, but free for members and children under 12.

10. Mic Mac Mall

21 Micmac Blvd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4N3, Canada +1 902-463-5891
Excellent
40%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Mic Mac Mall

Mic Mac Mall is an established enclosed retail centre strategically located in Dartmouth. The selection of retailers, including BCBGMaxazria, EB Games, Footlocker, Forever 21, H&M, HMV, Justice, Pandora, Sephora and destination retailers such as Chapters, Hudson's Bay, Old Navy and Winners/HomeSense continue to enhance Mic Mac Mall's appeal. Whether you are looking for beauty services or a last-minute gift, Mic Mac Mall is the place to find all the latest trends.

Reviewed By Paula W - Truro, Canada

This mall has been in place for decades. Very well maintained and clean. The Bay anchors one end of the mall and my favourite store along with Winners. There are too many stores to list and changes over the years. The top floor has a food court with good selection. Always a parking spot and great if weather isn't good, as you don't need to go outside.

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