Dartmouth Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Dartmouth; our list of the best things to see, including Brewery Farmers' Market, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth Branch and Alderney Landing.
  • The best place in Dartmouth: Brewery Farmers' Market

    Brewery Farmers' Market

    1496 Lower Water Street
    This is the formers site of the Halifax Farmers' Market prior to their relocation to the newly constructed Seaport building at Pier 20. However, some vendors have remained or have opened a second location here open Saturdays from 7AM-1PM.
  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth Branch

    Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth Branch

    Main Street, Yarmouth. [8]
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  • Alderney Landing

    Alderney Landing

    902) 461-8401
    Performing arts centre with outdoor event plaza. Visual art gallery, weekend farmers' and craft market, tourist information, marina, and harbourside park.
    restaurants nearby
  • Freak Lunchbox

    Freak Lunchbox

    1723 Barrington Street
    Not only does Freak Lunchbox sell an array of candy (by weight), but it deals in unique and hilarious trinkets.
  • Halifax Seaport Farmers Market

    Halifax Seaport Farmers Market

    1209 Marginal Rd
    This is the new location of the oldest running farmers' market in North America. The market relocated to this building by the waterfront in 2011 and had brought most of the vendors, customers and energy with it. It runs year-round. Saturdays are by far the busiest with the most vendors, but the market is open every day of the week. Along with local produce, milk, bread, meat, and preserves, you'll find a diversity of local and ethnic prepared foods, plants, artwork, clothing, and all sorts of other interesting stuff that you may not expect for find at a Farmers' Market. Buskers play music both inside and out of the building.
  • Split Crow Pub

    Split Crow Pub

    1855 Granville St
    Long-standing Pub with late week and weekend entertainment and cheap food. "Power Hour" brings in the crowds for cheaps drinks (2 middies for $5).
  • The Foggy Goggle

    The Foggy Goggle

    1667 Argyle St
    Open Weekdays 11am-12am; Weekends 12pm-2pm. A relaxed establishment serving local and international beers. Bluegrass night every Wednesday, no cover.
  • Il Mercato

    Il Mercato

    5650 Spring Garden Road
    Have the lemon tart for dessert. M-Sa 11AM-11PM.
  • Steve O Reno's Cappuccino

    Steve O Reno's Cappuccino

    1536 Brunswick St
    Open 'til 6pm every day. Specialty coffees, teas, cold drinks, and baked goods. Get there before 1PM and order an 'Egg-O-Reno' breakfast sandwich, among other prepared fare.
  • Your Father's Moustache

    Your Father's Moustache

    5686 Spring Garden Rd
    Halifax's landmark pub and eatery! Your Father's Moustache is the best pub in town, tune in here for all our updates and promos.
  • Durty Nelly's

    Durty Nelly's

    Argyle/Sackville St
    Durty Nelly's Irish Pub
  • The Coastal Cafe

    The Coastal Cafe

    2731 Robie St
    Chef/Owner Mark Giffin prepares unbelievable breakfasts, lunches and bake goods for you to enjoy with a complete selection of coffees, teas and other non-alcoholic beverages. North End Halifax
  • Canoe the Northwest Arm

    Head down to the St
    Mary's Boat Club, 1641 Fairfield Road (off Jubilee) 902 490-4688, on Saturdays and Sundays (11AM-7PM) and rent a canoe for $8/hour. Take a trip up the beautiful Northwest Arm to see the historic Dingle tower in Flemming Park, watch the numerous sailboats out for a weekend cruise or catch a regatta if you're lucky. Gawk at some of the mansions that line the water or for the ambitious, head all the way up to Point Pleasant Park, where the Northwest Arm meets Halifax Harbour. While swimming in parts of the harbour was briefly possible due to the installation of sewage treatment plants, they are down for repair and swimming is again not recommended unless a trip to hospital after is desired.
    food nearby
  • Harbour Hopper Tours

    Harbour Hopper Tours

    1751 Lower Water St
    Very informative and highlights major points of interest in the city in fun-filled hour.
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  • Quaker House

    Quaker House

    57 Ochterloney St
    Restored house (c 1785) associated with the Nantucket Quaker whalers who were in Dartmouth from 1785 to 1792. Costumed tour guides; pioneer dress-up trunk for children.
    restaurants nearby
  • Pier 21

    recently named as the National Immigration Museum
    Canada's equivalent of New York's Ellis Island, this historic waterfront building processed over a million immigrants. Now converted into a modern museum with extensive exhibits related to Canadian immigration.
    food nearby
  • Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library

    5381 Spring Garden Road
    A convenient place to sit, relax, and watch kids duck between the legs of the pensive Winston Churchill statue out front. As a sliver of scarce downtown green space, the front lawn of the building is well-used by Haligonians as a meeting spot, a reading spot, and most importantly as a place to eat french fries on lunch breaks.
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  • The Black Market

    on Grafton Street
    Here can be found items from around the world, at very reasonable prices.
  • Natal Day

    celebrated since August 1895
    The celebration historcally celebrates the arrival of the railway, and has been sponsored by Alexander Keith's. Usually celebrated during the first week of August.
    food nearby
  • Citadel Hill

    A daunting Vauban style fortification dating from the first half of the 19th century; it is called the 'Warden of the North
    ' Located in downtown Halifax; you can't miss it.
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  • The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

    a hydrographic survey ship built in 1913
    The collection includes exhibits and artifacts related to the sinking of the Titanic and the devastating 1917 Halifax explosion. The CSS Acadia [13], a hydrographic survey ship built in 1913, is an ongoing conservation project. The Acadia is moored a few meters from the museum building; tours are available during the summer. Also, located behind the museum is the HMCS Sackville, the last remaining Flower Class escort Corvettes from the convoys of WW2 (also open for guided and non guided tours)
    restaurants nearby
  • Mic Mac Mall

    21 MicMac Blvd
    Over 160 shops and services.
  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

    moderate in size
    Check the Web site for traveling exhibitions.
    eat nearby
  • Venus Envy

    a store which specializes in books and other items pertaining to gender and sexuality
  • Old Burial Grounds

    Barrington Street and Spring Garden Road
    The graveyard was in use from 1749 to 1843 and there are moderately informative plaques and signs throughout.
    food nearby
  • Rock Candy

    on Prince Street
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Dartmouth uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.