Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that as part of this year's Canada Day celebrations, Halifax Transit's Alderney ferry service will be free to riders for the entire day of July 1 in support of FEED NOVA SCOTIA.
This year's service will be available on the Alderney route only and riders are asked to bring a food or cash donation to FEED NOVA SCOTIA in place of a fare. Below is a listing of the ferry service that will be provided on Canada Day:
7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. (30-minute service; :00 and :30 departing Alderney to Halifax; :15 and :45 departing Halifax to Alderney)
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (15-minute service at both terminals)
12:30 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. (30-minute service; :00 and :30 departing Alderney to Halifax; :15 and :45 departing Halifax to Alderney)
Passenger safety is the crew’s main priority and riders are reminded that access to exits and lifesaving equipment cannot be blocked by any objects such as bicycles, trailers, and segways. Riders may be asked by crew members to move their items and in extreme cases passengers traveling with large items may be asked to wait for the next ferry if their items cannot be stowed safely due to high passenger volumes.
Free Bus Shuttles
Halifax Transit will also be providing an “on demand” bus shuttle service beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 1 up until 12:30 a.m. on July 2 in Dartmouth and Halifax.
The Dartmouth Shuttle will travel between Dartmouth Bridge Terminal and Lower Water Street Terminal to North Park Street. The Halifax Shuttle will be travel between the Lacewood Terminal and Mumford Road Terminal to North Park Street. These will be the only stops where passengers can embark and disembark.
Transit Marshall’s will be stationed at Lacewood, Dartmouth Bridge Terminal and North Park to coordinate service. It is anticipated that the Dartmouth shuttles will be on an approximate twenty-minute frequency and Lacewood Terminal a thirty-minute frequency. There will also be conventional stand-by vehicles during high demand to assist with overloads.
There will also be a free shuttle service from Alderney Terminal to the Dartmouth Bridge Terminal. This will provide another way for passengers to gain access to the free bus shuttles and get to North Park Street on Halifax Transit.
Halifax Transit will operate on holiday schedule on Canada Day. For detailed holiday bus route schedules, visit the Halifax Transit schedules page.
The municipality appreciates your patience during the holiday weekend.