Transportation Infrastructure


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Due to the extensive web of transportation links surrounding Bridgewater, the town is often referred to as 'the Hub' of the South Shore. Access, both into and out of the community is what makes Bridgewater ideally situated for business, industrial development, and living.


By Land

Highways from all points in the United States and Canada join the Trans Canada Highway into Nova Scotia. There are approximately 26,000 kilometres of highways in Nova Scotia. The 100-series highways are all-weather roads and Bridgewater has 3 separate exit/entrances from Highway 103.

Local and Long Haul / Flatbed Transport Services
Bridgewater is well serviced with a number of carriers offering flatbed, commodity, container and warehousing transportation services for commercial, business and industry requirements.

The Canadian National (CN) Railroad operates the main rail connection linking Halifax and regional and international shippers to markets throughout North America.

Intermodal transit times from Bridgewater through Halifax terminal:

Moncton 1 day Toronto 2 days Vancouver 5 days
Montreal 1 day Winnipeg 3 days Chicago 5 days


Assistance in determining Bridgewater rail & intermodal freight services available for business or industry needs contact: or call 1-866-926-7245.
Customer Service: call 1-800-601-7630 or email:
Public Inquiries: call 1-888-888-5909 or e-mail:

VIA Rail Canada provides transcontinental passenger train service with stations in Truro and Halifax. Call toll-free 1-888-842-7245 or visit for additional information.

Greyhound from New York and Voyageur from Montreal connect with SMT Bus Lines in New Brunswick, which in turn connect with Acadian Lines in Nova Scotia. At Amherst, intraprovincial bus lines link most major communities. Bridgewater is serviced by Trius Tours Limited and you can view the schedule for Bridgewater and area on their website.

By Sea

map_bwVehicle/Passenger Ferry Connections
Nova Scotia has ferry connections to the Eastern United States, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland.

High speed ferry service is also availabe from Yarmouth to Maine (seasonal).

Prince of Fundy Tours (to Portland Maine)

Bay Ferries Limited (to bar Harbour Maine and Saint John, New Brunswick)

Marine Atlantic Reservations (to Newfoundland)

Northumberland Ferries Limited (to Prince Edward Island)

Port of Halifax
The second largest natural harbour in the world and one of the finest deep-water ports in North America. The Port of Halifax is the most northerly of the major ice-free ports on the North Atlantic. It provides a 21 metre-deep ice free harbour with easy approaches and two modern container terminals, each with on-dock rail service and the capability to handle varied cargoes, as well as modern container ships.

  • 100 kms to major port of Halifax from Bridgewater
  • Deep water, ice-free, minimal tides, on the Great Circle route
  • First inbound/last outbound port in North America
  • Best rail connections to Canada and the U.S. Midwest
  • On dock double-stack service
  • Positioned for next generation of container ships
  • Diverse cargo base
  • 237 km to cargo Port of Yarmouth from Bridgewater

By Air

Bridgewater benefits from close proximity to Atlantic Canada's major international airport. Nova Scotia is located two hours closer to Europe than any other North American destination and the capital city, Halifax, is geographically closer to Boston and New York than any other major Canadian city. The Halifax International Airport is the centre for all domestic, regional and international air services in Atlantic Canada.

Scheduled air service into Nova Scotia is available from all major Canadian cities, from all major United States cities through connecting airports in Boston, Newark and Washington, D.C., and from major European cities through connecting airports in London and Reykjavik.

An airport with service connections to all key Atlantic Canadian destinations is also located in Yarmouth.

Halifax International Airport - (902) 873-4422

  • Approx. 1.5 hour’s drive (136km) from Bridgewater
  • Largest international airport in Atlantic Canada
  • Boston: 1 hour flight, New York: 2 hours
  • Serviced by major & regional carriers
  • Cargo handling

South Shore Regional Airport

  • 30-minute drive from Bridgewater (50km)
  • Serviced 24 hours
  • Recreational & corporate aviation
  • 4000-ft. runway, accomodates up to a Dash 8 aircraft
  • Liverpool Y.A.U - Phone: (902) 685-288