Shuttle Service

ShuttleBus_WEBEffective June 22, 2017 the sidewalk and bike lane have reopened. The shuttle service doesn’t operate when the sidewalk and bike lane are open. The bike lane and sidewalk are closed 10pm – 5:00am Monday through Thursday.

The Macdonald Bridge remains a construction zone so please be aware of workers and narrowing of lanes.


Updated January 25/2017

Pleased be advised: to ensure the safety of its users, and to comply with Nova Scotia licensing laws, the Big Lift shuttle will not stop to allow passengers to board once it is in motion.

This policy is in compliance with the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, Schedule PT, section 146(3) which prohibits a “Bus or taxicab driver (specify) stopping or parking at other than designated stop”.

Please see the shuttle schedule posted below.

Questions can be directed to



The pick-up and drop off location in Dartmouth is 30 Faulkner Street, next to the bridge. The location in Halifax is at the intersection of North and Gottingen (see photos below).

Sites are designed for buses to load and disembark safely and not interfere with traffic

Each site is equipped with shelters, bike racks, improved lighting and cameras.

The HHB shuttle service is only one option for crossing the Halifax Harbour. Halifax Transit has expanded ferry service hours and improved bike facilities at the Alderney Ferry Terminal. You can find a schedule on the Halifax Transit website.

Why an HHB shuttle service?

As part of the Big Lift project, the pedestrian/bike lanes were removed for to complete necessary work.

HHB provides an enhanced 24-hour a day shuttle service to accommodate active transportation. This service is free of charge to the users.

HHB has purchased three 17 passenger buses that can accommodate wheelchairs and scooters. Each bus pulls a trailer that can accommodate 12 bikes. Buses also have a bike rack attached to the front of the bus. People will load and unload their bikes.

The continuous shuttle service was implemented when the bike lane and sidewalk were closed (and will be removed from the bridge) Sunday June 28th, 2015. It is a temporary closure and will reopen late June 2017 (updated May 9, 2017).

Halifax shuttle stop location: North/Gottigen (Click to enlarge)

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Halifax location (4)

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