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MAPS


The Overview Map

(Image: Overview Map)

North is at the top. Halifax Harbour is prominent with
Dartmouth on the right and part of the Halifax Peninsula at
the lower left.

The main routes to our location are Route #118/Woodland Avenue,
Windmill Road, or Alderney Drive in Dartmouth. While from Halifax,
they are the Macdonald and MacKay bridges. From Bedford, take the
Dartmouth Road at the Chickenburger Restaurant to Windmill Road.
Coming from Sackville, it's Highway #101 to Highway #7/Windmill Road.


The Close-Up Map

(Image: Close-Up Map)

North is at the top. Halifax is out of frame
to the left across The Macdonald Bridge.

We are located very nearly under that bridge
on the Dartmouth side at 80 Fairbanks Street
in a metal-sided, two-tone, tan-coloured building.



 

WARNING
The Macdonald bridge is currently under renovations
and is only open weekdays from 6 AM through 7 PM.
It is closed most weekends.

Updated Closure Times


WRITTEN DIRECTIONS
for when traveling:

from Halifax:
via the Macdonald Bridge
via the MacKay Bridge

from Truro
from the South Shore

from Bedford
from the Annapolis Valley

from Eastern Passage/Woodside
from the Eastern Shore

 
FROM HALIFAX
via the Macdonald Bridge

(Cash or MACPASS Required)

Travel across the bridge in the right-hand lane. At the toll plaza, use the far-right lane with a MACPASS, or the second-from-the-right cash lane ($1.00 -- quarters or dollar-coin only) and turn right onto Wyse Road. Keep in the right-hand (curb) lane. 200 metres down Wyse Road pass through a set of traffic lights and curve right to another set of lights. Turn right at these lights onto Windmill Road.

From there, take your second or third left onto Mott Street or Best Street. Turn at the next corner onto Fairbanks Street. We are in the first or second block on the right-hand side in a metal-sided, two-tone, tan-coloured building (#80). Walk in the central door and go left.

STREET SYNOPSIS:
* Macdonald Bridge
* Wyse Road
* Windmill Road
* Mott Street or Best Street
* Fairbanks Street



 
FROM HALIFAX
via the MacKay Bridge

(Cash or MACPASS Required)

Travel across the bridge in the right-hand lane. At the toll plaza, use the far-right cash lane ($1.00 -- quarters or dollar-coin only), or the second-from-the-right MACPASS lane. Take the Princess Margaret Boulevard exit immediately after leaving the toll lane. At the bottom of the S-curved exit ramp, turn left, then cross the railway tracks and approach a set of lights. (U-Haul will be diagonally across from you to the left.)

At the lights, turn right onto Windmill Road and drive almost the entire remaining length of Windmill to where you are about to pass under the Macdonald Bridge. A long chain-link fence will have been on your right for four or five blocks. Do not drive under the bridge! Instead, turn right onto Lyle Street between the end of the fence and the bridge supports.

Take your first left onto Fairbanks Street. On the left will then be a grassy lot, two houses and our location. It is a metal-sided, two-tone, tan-coloured building (#80). Walk in the central door and go left.

STREET SYNOPSIS:
* MacKay Bridge
* Princess Margaret Boulevard
* Windmill Road
* Lyle Street
* Fairbanks Street



    FROM TRURO

(Highway #102): About ten minutes past The Stanfield International Airport, bear left to take Highway #118 to Dartmouth. Follow the signs to Downtown Dartmouth making no exits. The 118 leads directly into central Dartmouth.

You will pass a retail business park called Dartmouth Crossing. It will be on your right. If on a parallel roadway between you and the park you notice a "Halifax/Dartmouth" sign, ignore it -- you are indeed already on the correct highway.

Shortly you will enter a 50 km/h zone after a set of lights at Mic Mac Boulevard/Lancaster. At this point you will be on Woodland Avenue. At the bottom of Woodland Avenue are a set of lights. (An Ultramar gas station will be on your right.)

Go left at these lights onto Victoria Road, and then a right at the next set of lights onto Boland Road. Turn left at the following set of lights onto Wyse Road. Take your third right onto Faulkner Street, and at the bottom of the hill where Faulkner starts, go left onto Windmill Road.

Take your first right onto Lyle Street between the end of a chain-link fence and some bridge supports. Now take the first left onto Fairbanks Street. On your left will be a grassy lot, two houses and our location. It is a metal-sided, two-tone, tan coloured building (#80). Walk in the central door and go left.

STREET SYNOPSIS:
* Highway #102
* Highway #118
* Woodland Avenue
* Victoria Road
* Boland Road
* Wyse Road
* Faulkner Street
* Windmill Road
* Lyle Street
* Fairbanks Street



    FROM THE SOUTH SHORE

The Macdonald Bridge route is the shortest, but be aware
that it may be closed at times for an ongoing construction
project. If so, follow the MacKay Bridge route.
Updated Closure Times


  Macdonald Bridge Route:
(Cash or MACPASS Required)

(Highway #103): Take Exit #2 to St. Margaret's Bay Road (Route #3). Turn right at the bottom of the ramp and move into the left lane. Go through the lights and curve left. Travel along the Bay Road within a wooded area then downhill through a residential section. This leads to the Armdale Traffic Circle. Follow the lanes to Chebucto Road and exit onto Chebucto.

If you miss the exit, are in the wrong lane, or find traffic circles to be confusing, simply stay in the circle and go around as many times as required in order to plan your move into the correct lane and choosing of the right exit.

Once on Chebucto Road, use the right lane to travel under a railway overpass, then move into the lanes that will take you straight through two widely-separated sets of traffic lights. After this, switch to the left lane, and a few blocks later just before Oxford street, bear left onto North Street toward the Macdonald Bridge. A sign for the bridge is seen at that intersection on your left. Continue through five sets of traffic lights almost to the beginning of North and onto The Macdonald Bridge. Use its right-hand lane.

On the Dartmouth side, take the far right toll lane with a MACPASS, or the second-from-the-right cash lane ($1.00 -- quarters or dollar-coin only) and turn right onto Wyse Road. Keep in the right-hand (curb) lane. 200 metres down Wyse Road pass through a set of traffic lights and curve right to another set of lights. Turn right at these lights onto Windmill Road.

From there, take your second or third left onto Mott Street or Best Street. Turn at the next corner onto Fairbanks Street. We are in the first or second block on the right-hand side in a metal-sided, two-tone, tan-coloured building (#80). Walk in the central door and go left.

STREET SYNOPSIS:
* Highway #103
* Route #3 (St. Margaret's Bay Road)
* Armdale Traffic Circle
* Chebucto Road
* North Street
* Macdonald Bridge
* Wyse Road
* Windmill Road
* Mott Street or Best Street
* Fairbanks Street

  MacKay Bridge Route:
(Cash or MACPASS Required)

(Highway #103): Take Exit #1B onto Highway #102 South heading toward Halifax. Change into the left lane, noting farther on the sign for Dartmouth above this lane. Making no exits, continue down a lengthy slope into the city whereupon you will be deposited onto Bayers Road. Go through the first set of traffic lights encountered. These are at Romans Avenue. Proceed up a long hill, and at its top, go through two sets of closely-spaced traffic lights at the Halifax Shopping Centre, which is off to the right.

As you near the following set of lights, move into the far-left lane. On your right there will be the Anglican Church of the Apostles, and a Canadian Tire Gas Bar diagonally across the intersection. Take a left here onto Connaught Avenue. Change into the right lane and eventually travel up the steep hill at the end of Connaught. Turning left from the center lane at this intersection onto Windsor Street aligns you with its right lane. Around a curve and down a hill takes you to a set of lights. Drive straight through and remain in the right lane. This leads to the MacKay Bridge approach.

After passing the Robie Street exit, despite the sign that points at the lane on your right as going to Dartmouth, so will your lane. However, waiting until you are actually approaching the bridge, or even on the bridge itself, will allow the traffic to sort itself out before you make the change to that lane. So, at your leisure, move into the right lane. This will take you to the desired toll lanes on the Dartmouth side.

At the toll plaza, use the far-right cash lane ($1.00 -- quarters or dollar-coin only), or the second-from-the-right MACPASS lane. Take the Princess Margaret Boulevard exit immediately after leaving the toll lane. At the bottom of an S-curved ramp, turn left, then cross the railway tracks and approach a set of lights. (U-Haul will be diagonally across from you to the left.)

At these lights, take a right onto Windmill Road and drive almost the entire remaining length of Windmill to where you are about to pass under the Macdonald Bridge. A long chain-link fence will have been on your right for four or five blocks. Do not drive under the bridge! Instead, turn right onto Lyle Street between the end of the fence and the bridge supports.

Take your first left onto Fairbanks Street. On the left will then be a grassy lot, two houses and our location. It is a metal-sided, two-tone, tan-coloured building (#80). Walk in the central door and go left.

STREET SYNOPSIS:
* Highway #103
* Highway #102
* Bayers Road
* Connaught Avenue
* Windsor Street
* MacKay Bridge
* Princess Margaret Boulevard
* Windmill Road
* Lyle Street
* Fairbanks Street



    FROM BEDFORD

From the Sunnyside Area, take Dartmouth Road (Highway #7) next to the Chickenburger Restaurant. After a long hill climb, you will enter a divided highway which becomes Windmill Road in Dartmouth. The Burnside Industrial Park will be on your left. Move into the far right lane and drive through three sets of lights. As you approach a fourth set near a Ford car dealership on the left, the road splits: On your left, two lanes go up a hill toward the MacKay Bridge approach interchange, while one lane curves to the right, exits, and continues to follow Windmill Road.

Bear right onto Windmill Road just before these lights and drive almost the entire remaining length of Windmill to where you are about to pass under the Macdonald Bridge. A long chain-link fence will have been on your right for four or five blocks. Do not drive under the bridge! Instead, turn right onto Lyle Street between the end of the fence and the bridge supports.

Take your first left onto Fairbanks Street. On the left will then be a grassy lot, two houses and our location. It is a metal-sided, two-tone, tan coloured building (#80). Walk in the central door and go left.

STREET SYNOPSIS:
* Dartmouth Road
* Highway #7
* Windmill Road
* Lyle Street
* Fairbanks Street



    FROM THE ANNAPOLIS VALLEY

(Highway #101): Travel the 101 almost to Bedford and take the exit to Dartmouth (Highway #7). You will eventually enter Dartmouth on Windmill Road with the Burnside Industrial Park on your left. Drive through three sets of lights. As you approach a fourth set near a car dealership, the road splits: On your left, two lanes go up a hill towards the MacKay Bridge approach interchange, while one lane curves to the right, exits, and continues to follow Windmill Road.

Bear right onto Windmill Road just before the lights and drive almost the entire remaining length of Windmill to where you are about to pass under the Macdonald Bridge. A long chain-link fence will have been on your right for four or five blocks. Do not drive under the bridge! Instead, turn right onto Lyle Street between the end of the fence and the bridge supports.

Take your first left onto Fairbanks Street. On the left will then be a grassy lot, two houses and our location. It is a metal-sided, two-tone, tan-coloured building (#80). Walk in the central door and go left.

STREET SYNOPSIS:
* Highway #101
* Highway #7
* Windmill Road
* Lyle Street
* Fairbanks Street



    FROM EASTERN PASSAGE/WOODSIDE

Follow Pleasant Street through Woodside heading into Dartmouth. You will pass the Dartmouth General Hospital on your right and later an Ultramar gas station, also on the right. After driving downward through a residential area, eventually you will arrive at the next set of traffic lights. These are at an intersection known as "Five Corners". Change to the left lane and turn diagonally left onto Portland Street going down a short hill.

Drive through the following set of lights and through a retail business section to arrive at Portland Street's beginning. Take a right at the lights onto Alderney Drive and move into the left lane. Drive through the next two sets of lights and up the hill. At the top where there is another set of traffic lights, Alderney Drive becomes Windmill Road. As an identifying landmark at this point, look diagonally to your right and away from you; in the near distance is a glass-faced office tower; this is part of the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel.

After driving straight through this intersection, take your second or third left onto Mott Street or Best Street. Turn at the next corner onto Fairbanks Street. We are on the first or second block on the right-hand side in a metal-sided, two-tone, tan coloured building (#80). Walk in the central door and go left.

STREET SYNOPSIS:
* Pleasant Street
* Portland Street
* Alderney Drive
* Windmill Road
* Mott Street or Best Street
* Fairbanks Street


    FROM THE EASTERN SHORE

(Highway #7): Follow Highway #107 to The Forest Hills Parkway. There is a Sobey's grocery store on your left at this intersection. Continue straight through the traffic lights. This road now becomes Highway #7 and is part of Main Street. Move to the right lane. Landmarks next seen along this route are a Tim Horton's Coffee Shop on the right, and later, a community college on a low hill and then an Esso gas station, both on your left.

Continue all the way to the beginning of Main Street which is just past a PetroCan gas station on your right at Major Street. There is also a set of lights here at Main & Major.

Now drive up a short rise beside the PetroCan and take the Downtown Dartmouth exit to the right. At the bottom of this exit, curve left to the traffic lights. There are two left-turning lanes at these lights; select the right-hand one. Turn left, arriving in the right-hand lane on Braemar Drive.

After immediately crossing an overpass and approaching another set of lights, move to the right into an additional lane forming on your right just before those lights. (An Atlantic Superstore will be diagonally left of you at this point.) Go through both this set of lights and the next set at the entrance to the Superstore. The street then curves right and you are now on Prince Albert Road. Remain in the right lane.

Travel along the lake seen on your right and go through two sets of lights -- one at Hawthorne Street and the other at Maple Street. You are now on Ochterloney Street. (Prince Albert Road curved away from your path a block father back at an Esso Station, and your route became Ochterloney Street.)

The next set of traffic lights are at the beginning of Ochterloney where you will be between two office towers. At this point, turn to the right onto Alderney. Move into the left lane. Up a hill at the next set of lights, Alderney becomes Windmill Road. Diagonally away from you in the near distance is a glass-faced office tower; this is part of the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel.

Go straight through those lights and take your second or third left and then your first right onto Mott Street or Best Street. Turn at the next corner onto Fairbanks Street. We are in the first or second block on the right-hand side in a metal-sided, two-tone, tan coloured building (#80). Walk in the central door and go left.

STREET SYNOPSIS:
* Highway #107
* Highway #7/Main Street
* Braemar Drive * Prince Albert Road
* Ochterloney Street
* Alderney Drive
* Windmill Road
* Mott Street or Best Street
* Fairbanks Street

ALTERNATE ROUTE:
(This is longer but it will eliminate
some of your travel through the city.)

(Highway #107): Follow the 107 to the Forest Hills Parkway. There is a Sobey's grocery store on your left at this intersection. Turn right at the traffic lights to maintain your travel on the 107. Go to near where the end of the 107 crosses an overpass. The highway splits. You will bear left to exit South onto Highway #118. The 118 leads into central Dartmouth.

You will pass a retail business park called Dartmouth Crossing. It will be on your right. If on a parallel roadway between you and the park you notice a "Halifax/Dartmouth" sign, ignore it -- you are indeed already on the correct highway.

Eventually at the top of a long hill you will enter a 50 km/h zone after a set of lights at Mic Mac Boulevard/Lancaster. At this point you will be on Woodland Avenue. At the bottom of Woodland Avenue are a set of lights. (An Ultramar gas station will be on your right.)

Take a left at these lights onto Victoria Road, and then a right at the next set of lights onto Boland Road. Turn left at the following traffic lights onto Wyse Road. Take your third right onto Faulkner Street and at the bottom of the hill, go left onto Windmill Road.

Take your first right onto Lyle Street between the end of a chain-link fence and some bridge supports. Now turn at the first left onto Fairbanks Street. On your left will be a grassy lot, two houses and our location. It is a metal-sided, two-tone, tan-coloured building (#80). Walk in the central door and go left.

STREET SYNOPSIS:
* Highway #107
* Highway #118
* Woodland Avenue
* Victoria Road
* Boland Road
* Wyse Road
* Faulkner Street
* Windmill Road
* Lyle Street
* Fairbanks Street



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