MACPASS is the electronic tolling system of Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB). Approximately 85 per cent of bridge crossings during the peak travel times of the day are made using MACPASS. MACPASS allows users to pass through the toll lanes of the Angus L. Macdonald and A. Murray MacKay bridges without stopping and at a less expensive rate than using cash, making it the best way to cross the harbour.

The MACPASS transponder is a small electronic device that attaches to the windshield of your vehicle and contains information that identifies your account. As you approach a toll lane an overhead antenna identifies your MACPASS transponder and deducts the toll from your MACPASS account. The signal reads “GO” and you continue on your way.

The transponder works in most vehicles with standard windshields. There are some vehicles that have windshields with metal content such as heated windshields, windshields with chromium oxide for UV protection, or windshields with a built in antenna that prevent the MACPASS transponder from being read in the standard location. In this case please contact our MACPASS Customer Service at (902 463-3100) to see if the transponder can be moved to an alternative location on the windshield.

MACPASS offers a discount over using cash as well as added convenience. You can use any lane with your MACPASS and there are dedicated MACPASS-only lanes to make your trip more efficient.

For commercial users, MACPASS offers an easier way for you to track your organization’s toll costs and eliminates the need for employees to carry change.

All customers that use MACPASS as the quickest and easiest means for crossing the bridges agree to install and use the MACPASS correctly. Failure to do so can result in the cancellation of the users privileges to use MACPASS.

Please refer to the MACPASS Customer Agreement for details regarding vehicle liability issues. This agreement can also be found by clicking the following link: Macpass Terms


Halifax Harbour Bridges and the Halifax Stanfield International Airport are making travelling easier. The MACPASS plus service allows you to use your MACPASS to pay for short and long-term parking in the parkade at the airport. MACPASSplus provides drivers the convenience of reduced wait times with MACPASS plus express payment lanes and cashless parking.

The Cobequid Pass E-Pass and the Confederation Bridge Strait Pass systems use the same transponder as the MACPASS system. You can use MACPASS with the other toll facilities in the Maritimes if you set up a separate account with them.

User Guide

User Guide

MACPASS is the electronic tolling system for Halifax Harbour Bridges. Download the guide >

My MACPASS Account

My MACPASS Account

Access information on your Account, Vehicle, Transponder, Payment and Statement. Access my account >

Activate your MACPASS

Activate your MACPASS

If you are new to MACPASS, the way in which you obtained your first MACPASS will determine the best way to activate it. Activate your MACPASS >


October 30, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary for MACPASS. read more.