Mandate & Mission


As a commission of the provincial government, Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB) reports to the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal for the Province of Nova Scotia and all financing is approved by the Nova Scotia Cabinet. As a self-funding user-pay operation, HHB receives no assistance from Nova Scotia tax dollars and its loans are not guaranteed by any level of government. The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approves toll rates set by HHB. HHB is the forward thinking manager of key transportation infrastructure assets in the Halifax Regional Municipality. HHB was created in 1950 by a statute of the Province of Nova Scotia.

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With the approval of the Governor in Council, HHB may construct, maintain and operate transportation projects across the Halifax Harbour and/or the North West Arm. When requested by the Government of Nova Scotia or the Halifax Regional Municipality, HHB can also investigate possible present or future access needs to Halifax provided by the bridges.


To provide safe, efficient and reliable cross harbour transportation infrastructure at an appropriate cost.

Core Values

Safety.  A fundamental focus and shared responsibility.

Stewardship. The protection and maintenance of our bridges.

Customer Service. Focused on excellence.

Respect. Relationships are based on open, truthful and professional communications.

Community. Engagement and support of our communities.

Integrity. Act with integrity, credibility and accountability.

Engagement. Promote personal and professional development.

Leadership. Competent, energetic and focused.

Strategic Goals

Quality & Standards. Our customers, communities, and colleagues will recognize the high quality with which we safely and efficiently operate and maintain the bridges.

Recognition of Value. Customers will appreciate their experience crossing the bridges.

Innovation. The public and governments will recognize HHB as a leader in providing innovative transportation solutions.

Leadership. We will be leaders within the workplace and within our communities.