How to Find BIO

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BIO Address: 1 Challenger Drive, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 4A2

To reach the BIO if you are driving from:

Halifax − on Hwy 111 over the MacKay Bridge, take the first right exit immediately after the tool booth complex on the MacKay Bridge to Princess Margaret Blvd. Turn right onto Princess Margaret at the stop sign and then take the first left hand exit onto Baffin Blvd (before going under the Bridge) up the hill to BIO. The main entrance is your second right hand paved road.

Bedford − take Dartmouth Road (Hwy 7) Magazine Hill to Windmill Road in Dartmouth. Take the right hand exit to stay on Windmill Road at the lights before going up the over pass towards the MacKay Bridge. At the first set of lights just past the bridge underpass, turn right onto Princess Margaret Blvd. Go down past the on-ramp to Hwy 111 and turn left onto Baffin Blvd (before going under the bridge) up the hill to BIO. The main entrance is your second right hand paved road (Challenger Drive).

Airport via Bridges − Taking Hwy 102 from the airport, stay left onto Hwy 118 (Dartmouth and Halifax via Bridges). Take exit 12 for Hwy 111 and the MacKay Bridge. Heading towards the Bridge and keeping to the right, take the very last right hand exit #1 immediately before the toll booth complex down onto Princess Margaret Blvd. Turn left at the stop sign, go under the Bridge and then turn right onto Baffin Blvd to BIO. The main entrance is your second right hand paved road (Challenger Drive).

Annapolis Valley & Windsor on Hwy 101 − follow the signs for Dartmouth and take the Bedford Bypass to Hwy 7. This takes you onto Windmill Road (Hwy 7) in Dartmouth. Take the right hand exit to stay on Windmill Road at the lights before going up the over pass towards the MacKay Bridge. At the first set of lights just past the bridge underpass, turn right onto Princess Margaret Blvd. Go down past the on-ramp to Hwy 111 and turn left onto Baffin Blvd (before going under the bridge) up the hill to BIO. The main entrance is your second right hand paved road (Challenger Drive).

South Shore 103 and Hammonds Plains − take the Hwy 102 to Exit 4a to Bedford (Hwy 1and 7) and turn right onto the Bedford Hwy. Proceed past the Bedford Place (right hand side) and Sunnyside (left hand side) Shopping Malls. Follow the signs for Hwy 7 to Dartmouth. At the traffic intersection, turn left onto Dartmouth Road (Hwy 7) and go up the hill out of Bedford. Dartmouth Road (Hwy 7) Magazine Hill goes to Windmill Road in Dartmouth. Take the right hand exit to stay on Windmill Road at the lights before going up the over pass towards the MacKay Bridge. At the first set of lights just past the bridge underpass, turn right onto Princess Margaret Blvd. Go down past the on-ramp to Hwy 111 and turn left onto Baffin Blvd (before going under the bridge) up the hill to BIO. The main entrance is your second right hand paved road (Challenger Drive).

Downtown Dartmouth - take Windmill Road towards the MacKay Bridge. Turn left onto Princess Margaret Blvd. Go down past the on-ramp to Hwy 111 and turn left onto Baffin Blvd (before going under the bridge) up the hill to BIO. The main entrance is your second right hand paved road (Challenger Drive).

HRM Metro Transit Buses − "Shannon 51" currently services BIO with a bus stop at the Lower Entrance adjacent to the BIO Wharf Gate, and a limited route schedule:

  • to Wallis Heights/Burnside, Monday to Friday mornings at 07h35, 08h05, and 08h35
  • to Bridge/Dockyard, Monday to Friday evenings at 16h11 and 17h11.