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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia is an urban community located on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour. While it has been united with Halifax and the surrounding communities since 1996, Dartmouth is still the official geographic name.

Nicknamed the “City of Lakes” Dartmouth is connected to Halifax by the oldest continually operational saltwater ferry service in North America. Dartmouth has 23 lakes within its boundaries, Including Lake Banook, the first lake in the system that became the Shubenacadie Canal.

Dartmouth is also home to the shopping district of Dartmouth Crossing and many federal government offices.