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Drive to Nova Scotia

Bus to Nova Scotia

Greyhound from New York and Voyageur from Montreal connect with Maritime Bus which serves Atlantic Canada. At Amherst, intraprovincial bus lines link most major communities.

Take the Train to Truro or Halifax

VIA Rail Canada provides transcontinental train service; there are stations in Truro and Halifax. Call toll-free 1-888-842-7245.

Nova Scotia Highways and Points of Entry

For travellers arriving by road the communities listed below are your main points of entry. 

  • Amherst is the first community you enter after crossing the border from New Brunswick on Trans Canada Highway 104.  
  • Two scenic travelways begin at Amherst: the Sunrise Trail (Route 6) along the Northumberland Shore and the Glooscap Trail (Route 2) along the Bay of Fundy in the Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley region.  
  • Tidnish is the first Nova Scotian community you enter after you cross the Confederation Bridge/PEI via New Brunswick’s Route 16.  
  • Caribou, Pictou County is the location of  the Northumberland Ferries' terminal where ferries travel daily between May 1 and mid-December to and from Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island. Highway 106 leads from the ferry terminal to the Pictou Rotary and the Northumberland Shore.  
  • North Sydney is the ferry terminal location for the ferry service traveling from Port-aux-Basques and Argentia, Newfoundland & Labrador. North Sydney is at the eastern end of Trans Canada Highway 105.