Bedford is located just 16.3 km (10.1 mi.) from Halifax, and consists largely of commuters to both Halifax and Dartmouth. Bedford, mostly a well-to-do suburb, is reputed for having many large, expensive homes. Bedford is a waterfront community, at the very tip of the Bedford Basin.

Originally, Bedford was called Sackville, in honour of Lionel Cranfield, Viscount Sackville. The name, Bedford, was established in the mid-1850s, and is named in honour of John Russell, the 4th duke of Bedford. Bedford has since been amalgamated with Dartmouth and Halifax County to make up the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Bedford is home to a popular walkway, situated along a majority of the Bedford Basin waterfront, as well as an 82 ft (25 m) outdoor pool and smaller splash pool at Lions Park. In summer months, various lakes are considered swimmable. Bedford has two malls, and is home to The Chickenburger, a locally renowned symbol of Bedford. Bedford offers golfing, fishing, various museums and parks amung other activities.

Bedford accommodations include hotels and motels, bed and breakfasts and inns.

Bedford Accommodations Listings

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Travelers Motel Bedford
Travelers Motel Bedford
773 Bedford Highway
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Whether you are starting or finishing your vacation, the quality and comfort of the Travelers makes an ideal stop on your journey. Stroll along Halifax's beautiful waterfront and visit the charming Historic Properties where the original restored buildings are home to a selection of shops, boutiques, restaurants and pubs; and experience the glamour of the Sheraton Casino - all just minutes away.
Esquire Motel
Esquire Motel
771 Bedford Hwy
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This motel, located on Bedford Basin in Nova Scotia, offers an outdoor pool. Guest rooms at Esquire Motel feature cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Rooms provide alarm clock radios and telephones. Irons and ironing boards are available at the front desk. Guests at Esquire Motel are offered fax and photocopying services and vending machines.
Heritage Hideaway Bed & Breakfast B&B Bedford 36 Rutledge St
Larsen Bed & Breakfast B&B Bedford 82 Olive Ave
Maritime Motel Hotel Bedford 1170 Bedford Highway
Stardust Motel Hotel Bedford 1067 Bedford Hwy
Travelers Cabins Hotel Bedford 773 Bedford Highway

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