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Much of downtown Halifax can be explored by foot. This mode of transportation may be especially desirable, given how difficult finding parking can be. In fact, if you are planning to drive downtown, you may want to start a few hours earlier in order to secure a parking spot. However, if walking is not your thing, or if you've reached your walking limit for the day, you can always take the bus. The
Metro Transit system is very reliable and has a very comprehensive
route that covers downtown and the city's surrounding areas. Ferry service is another option if you want to leave your car at the city outskirts.
Ferry service runs between Halifax and Dartmouth. Bus and ferry fares are the same: $2.25 for adults and students, $1.50 for seniors and children. A book of 10 tickets is $18 for adults and students, and $13 for seniors and children.
FRED (Free Rides Everywhere Downtown) is no longer available.
For transit service from the Cunard Centre (Pier 21), along the waterfront to Barrington/Duke, please refer to route #8.