How to get to Nova Scotia

You will probably enter Nova Scotia through one of the communities listed below. The following descriptions direct you to information about the surrounding area and to routes that will lead you along Nova Scotia’s travelways.

Yarmouth is the terminal for the ferry operating from Bar Harbor, Maine to Yarmouth (4 days a week) and from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth (3 days a week). Regular bus service links Yarmouth to Halifax.

The Evangeline Trail and the Lighthouse Route both begin at Yarmouth.

Digby is the terminal for the car ferry from Saint John, New Brunswick. Buses depart daily to Halifax.

Amherst is the first community you enter after crossing the border from New Brunswick on Trans Canada Highway 104.

Two scenic travelways begin at Amherst: the Sunrise Trail along Route 6 and the Glooscap Trail along Route 2.

Tidnish is the first community after you enter Nova Scotia coming from Confederation Bridge/PEI via New Brunswick’s Route 16.

Caribou/Pictou is the terminal for ferries which arrive daily from Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, between May 1 and mid-December. Highway 106 leads from the ferry terminal to the Pictou Rotary and the Sunrise Trail.

North Sydney is the terminal of the ferry service from Port-aux-Basques and Argentia, Newfoundland. North Sydney is at the eastern end of Trans Canada Highway 105.

Halifax is the destination for most flights arriving in Nova Scotia. Regular bus service connects the metro area with other parts of the province.

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