Dartmouth is located in the Nova Scotia province of the country of Canada. In the newly defined boundaries of Halifax County. It lies on the eastern seaboard of Canada, on the Atlantic Ocean and this is a part of the country that may often be overlooked, in favour of the cities such as Toronto or Vancouver. This is a huge mistake as holidays in Dartmouth will prove that there is plenty to see and do throughout this area.
Your holidays in Dartmouth can easily take on a watery theme: this is because there are plenty of lakes in this part of the world and the city lies right beside the Atlantic Ocean. This means that swimming and water sports are always on hand during the summer months.
In and around the city itself, there are a few tourist attractions that are worth adding to your ‘to do’ list. The Bedford Institute of Oceanography will please both the adults and children of your travelling party alike and this is where you will find an aquarium. Another attraction that offers you a good chance to find out more about Dartmouth’s history is The Quaker House. This is a mere 1 mile from the city centre.
Whilst enjoying your holidays in Dartmouth, you may very well wish to make the short journey to another important city in the province - Halifax. There are even more attractions to add to the list here and these include the unmissable chance to take in some whale watching whilst you are in this part of Canada. The Discovery Centre is a scientific attraction that will allow the kids a great hands-on experience. Head to Pier 21 too, this is where you will find out about how an estimated one million immigrants entered their new life in Canada through this port.
Your cosy and comfortable self catering accommodation in Dartmouth will bask in some unexpectedly great weather during the summer. Many people think that as this is Canada, it will be cold - not so in this part of Nova Scotia. Temperatures can often reach into the twenties degrees Celsius during the months from June to August. Winters are colder, but not as cold as you may feel: in fact, they are pretty similar to what you would expect in New York. Rainfall is fairly consistent throughout the year.
To make the most of your holidays in Dartmouth, your adventure will begin by your arriving at Halifax International Airport (YHZ). There is a direct service from London Heathrow (LHR) to Halifax through Air Canada. Alternatively, you may choose to rely on the American carriers and then fly via cities such as Boston or New York. United Airlines, American Airlines and Continental Airways will all be able to help you in this way.