Travelling to Nova Scotia in july 2006 , but having trouble getting information on public transport. Hoping to travel to Bridgewater area and South Harbour in north Cape Breton.Only have a month there,hoping to hitch hike and a bit of camping, but would be good to know if there is a back-up with public transport. ta!
There is a public ttransport system all in Halifax.
You can take Acadian Lines Bus to most places in NS.
Also if you call NS tourism they are amazing they can tel lyou anything and book campsites, hotels, buses, anything.
1-800-565-0000 (North America)
1-902-425-5781 (outside North America)
Bridgewater is my favourite place. Let me know if there is anything you want to know.
Travel on Cape Breton Island has changed a lot in the last while, but it remains very accessible.
Although there is still plenty of train service in and out of Halifax, there is no longer a train from the mainland to Cape Breton. There is, however, an SMT bus that runs 2-3 daily to Sydney.
There is other transportation information on the Nova Scotia tourism site, which can answer your questions about transit systems on Cape Breton Island.
For broader questions about travelling in and out of Nova Scotia, I would check out this Canada tourism website.
If you go down to the Annapolis Valley there is a bus that runs from a few different towns, it's called Kings Country Transit and there website is here:
The Acadian Lines buses are going to be your best bet to get around NS.
One other thought I had was if you know where you want to go, go to the Universities in Halifax (Dal, SMU, etc.) to see if anyone is offering a ride for a share of the gas price. I went to Dal and saw these posts up all over campus.