Carpooling and CarShare

There are lots of ways to get around in Halifax, including driving. You can save time and money by joining a Carpool, by using CarShare, or by using Halifax Transit's Park and Ride lots. 


Carpooling fills empty seats and saves money. The SmartRide Halifax website can help you find a carpool. 


Carshare programs offer short-term car rentals. It's a great option for households without cars or who want to sell their car. Carsharing can help you switch to walking, cycling, or transit; you'll have the option to rent a car when you need. 

Communauto Atlantic provides carshare rentals in Halifax. Communauto membership is available to all qualified drivers. Vehicles are available 24-hours, 7 days a week at self-service locations across Halifax and Dartmouth. 

Park and Ride

Park-and-rides are parking lots near transit stops that let commuters continue their journey by bus or ferry. Find a park-and-ride near you.


On-Street Accessible Parking

On-street accessible parking spots are located on the Halifax Peninsula and in Downtown Dartmouth. They can be viewed in a list or on a map, which gives information on:

  • Location
  • Number of parking spaces
  • Parking duration
  • Surface materials
  • Obstructions
  • Other restrictions

Pay Parking and Parking Permits

It's never been easier to pay for parking in HalifaxThe HotSpot parking app lets users pay for parking on a mobile device. The app works for on-street parking in Halifax and Dartmouth and at pay-and-display parking lots on the Halifax Waterfront. Parking permits are available for busy residential streets near hospitals and universities.