ALTERNATIVE ROUTES IS A HOP-ON HOP-OFF SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE THAT OFFERS ECONOMICAL AND FLEXIBLE TRAVEL TO BACKPACKERS, OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS, OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHO WANTS A HASSLE FREE RIDE AROUND THE BEAUTIFUL PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA.
THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES SHUTTLE WILL RUN THIS ROUTE AND SCHEDULE EVERYDAY OF THE WEEK!
For the most flexible ride, get a hop-on-hop-off pass. With this ticket option, you can get on and off the shuttle as many times as you want wherever you want, anywhere along the route.
If you got a pretty good idea where you want to go and for how long, or you only want to go so far, or you don't like time restrictions, this is likely the way to go.
Reasons to use Alternative Routes.
Our hop-on-hop-off gives you the option to plan your trip on the fly and travel at your own pace. You get to decide where to get off and how long to stay. To guarantee a seat, we recommend booking, but if a seat is available, we'll let you have it, right up to the time of departure.
No GPS, no problem. Let us do the navigating. We've practiced driving these roads so that you don't have to. Take the pressure off, sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. We care tremendously about our cargo and thats why we take absolute care to learn everything we can about the route and to always be cautious.
We've got room for just about anything, bikes, camping gear, strollers, you name it! Really, name it: If it's more than one suitcase and personal item, let us know when you make your booking so that we can best accommodate you. And if you can't manage it yourself, we ask that you leave it at home.
Not only will our driver feel more like your friend than your tour guide when you get off, you'll also get the pleasure of being surrounded by people who like the same things you do. In a tour around Nova Scotia you may just get a global experience. Expect to meet some new friends along the way!
Did you know by carpooling just twice a week, 1,600 pounds of greenhouse gases can be reduced in our air each year? So, why rent that car? You get the same flexibility when you travel with us plus you can reduce your carbon foot print and your travel costs.
By offering a flexible and fun approach to passenger travel, Alternative Routes takes the hospitality the Maritimes are known for and applies it to transportation, giving travellers a way to explore even the most out of the way places in Nova Scotia on their own schedule.
The hop-on-hop-off nature of Alternative Routes gives travellers plenty of opportunity to meet other like-minded adventurers and explore undiscovered places they never dreamed to see. AR's passengers are not limited to a fixed schedule and they can choose where they want to stay and how long to stay there. Passengers will also get to experience the advantage of having a driver guide who can offer unique insight on what’s hot and what’s not.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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A few things some good people have said about us.
"The van will travel a daily loop from Halifax, down the south shore to Bridgewater, then across the province to Middleton, and through the Annapolis Valley to Halifax again. The return trip will take about eight hours, with a half hour stop in Peggys Cove, and hour-long stops in both Lunenburg and Wolfville."
"It’s not that she doesn’t like the city, but as an avid traveller herself Bambrick has long been perplexed by how inaccessible the rest of the province—even high tourist-traffic areas—can be...Her solution has been in the works for about two years, taking inspiration from a year-long backpacking trip through Europe and Africa. "