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Throughout Anitgonish and Pictou Counties there are a number of options for taxi companies. Search "Taxi Service" and the name of your community in Yellow Pages to find the taxi closest to you.

Driver's License:

In order to obtain a driver's license in Nova Scotia you must be 16 years of age and be able to prove your understanding of road safety and how to drive a vehicle. If you have a drivers licence from another province in Canada you will have 90 days to obtain one for Nova Scotia.

For information about drivers licence information in Nova Scotia visit the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Rules and regulations when driving:

There are many rules about driving, as you will have learnt in driver's school. Here are reminders of a couple of very important ones:

  1. Seat belt use is important for personal protection.
  2. Impaired Driving it is against the law to drive a vehicle after drinking alcohol, drug use, etc.
  3. Smoking (Smoke-Free Places Act) if you choose to smoke while driving, read over the regulations first.
  4. Cell Phone Use while driving you are not allowed to use a hand held cell phone for texting or making a phone call. To use cell phones while driving they must be hands free.
  5. Car seats: Children under the age of 9 must use a car or booster seat. Make sure your child is secured in the proper way before driving.

Purchasing and registering a vehicle: For information on purchasing a vehicle (new or used) you should start at the Nova Scotia Automobile Dealers Association. If you are interested in a used vehicle additional information is provided by Access Nova Scotia. After a vehicle has been purchased, the next step is to register it and receive a license plate to put on the vehicle. In order to fill out the form visit the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

  • If you have children traveling in a vehicle you need to make sure that they are safe. For information visit safe kids Canada.


By law, you must hold insurance on your vehicle. This insurance will help you if you are in an accident, or if your vehicle is even stolen or damaged. A list of local insurances can be found at Yellow Pages.


The Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island ferry operates between Caribou, NS and Wood Islands, PEI. Schedules and fares are available on their website.

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