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NSCC students at the three Halifax-Dartmouth campuses (Akerley, IT, and Waterfront) have access to the Halifax Transit system of buses and ferries.

Halifax Transit has developed a useful map function that helps newcomers figure out what bus to take, from where and when.

There are also several smartphone apps you can use including: Transit 360 and The Transit App

NSCC students at the Akerley, IT and Waterfront campuses will receive a U-Pass, which allows them to use the Halifax Transit system (including the ferries) from September 1 to May 31.

Video: Advice on Taking the Bus in Halifax


There are many taxi services throughout Nova Scotia. In order to find a taxi number in the area that you will be staying just search the local phone book or visit http://www.yellowpages.ca/, type in the area that you are in and type in a taxi within the business name section. This site will give you every taxi number within your area.


Weather permitting, a bicycle is another great way to
get around in Nova Scotia. All NSCC Campuses have a designated area for students to lock their bikes while in classes. It is mandatory to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle and you are responsible for learning the rules of the road while in Canada. As most areas do not have bicycle lanes, caution is required when using a bike.


If you are looking to explore Nova Scotia, Maritime Bus provides travel options.

Bridgewater Transit is a public bus that operates in the Town of Bridgewater, where the NSCC Lunenburg Campus is located. You can get more information on the bus route and schedule at the Campus.

Kings Transit Authority is a public transit system operating in the Annapolis Valley and Hants County.

Transit Cape Breton provides regular bus services in the Sydney area

The Town of Yarmouth also has a regular transit service

Public bus transportation is available in some areas of Nova Scotia, including alternate transportation for persons with disabilities. You can find out more by contacting your NSCC Campus.