Halifax and Getting There

About Halifax

Halifax sits in the centre of Nova Scotia’s east coast and is the largest urban area in Atlantic Canada. With a population of 400,000 people, Halifax has something for everyone. Nature lovers will find beaches, gardens and hiking. Urbanites can enjoy a buzzing social climate with live theatre, art galleries, brew pubs and a reputable culinary culture.

Halifax is well know for it’s maritime history and owes it’s existance to the Citadel Hill. This historic site – which you can visit and become a soldier for the day - led the British military to to discover the town in 1749. A wooden guard house on top of what became Citadel Hill was among the the first buildings constructed in Halifax. The fort grew, as did the town, and the people of Halifax dedicated their lives to supplying the soldiers with essential supplies and entertainment. 

What to see and do in Halifax

Halifax has an abundance of charming attractions and not to miss experiences. It’s said that the best way to start any trip to Halifax is to walk the colourful waterfront where three blocks of Victorian era houses have been beautifully restored. You’ll pass along shops, restaurants, and tall ships.

For those interested in history; ride the oldest running saltwater ferry service in North America or discover the stories of over 1 million immigrants who landed in Halifax at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Also, don’t miss out on tasting some of the local cuisine at the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market (North America’s longest operating farmers market) or strolling through the Halifax Public Gardens located in the heart of Halifax. For more information on things to do in Halifax and the surrounding area, visit Tourism Nova Scotia

Getting to Halifax

By Air 
The closest airport to the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel is Halifax Stanfield International Airport. From the airport, it is a 35 minute (31 kilometres) drive to the Marriott. Visit the Halifax Stanfield website to learn more about ground transportation options to and from the Conference. Click here to view the Halifax Airport Shuttle Schedule to downtown Halifax and to make a reservation - Depart from: Halifax Airport. Arrive to: Halifax Bus Station - Westin Hotel. The Marriott Harbourfront Hotel is a five-minute taxi journey or 20 minute walk from there. 

By Road
Please refer to the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront website for information on driving directions to the hotel and parking fees.