FAQ

We’re looking forward to seeing you! Here is some information to help you plan your trip to Halifax. (And don’t forget to register for the conference!)

Which Delta?

Halifax has two Delta hotels, which, confusingly, are across the street from each other. We are in the Delta Halifax, which is on the side of the street furthest from the harbourfront. Don’t worry if you end up in the wrong one; it happens regularly, and the two hotels are linked by a pedway. Staff at the Delta Barrington will help direct you to where you need to be.

Where to park

The Delta Halifax has both on-site ($22/day) and valet parking ($24/day) available. Off-site and street parking are also available in the area.

Transit options

The Barrington and Duke bus stop, a terminal for many routes in and out of the city, is steps from the hotel. The hotel is also a 5 minute walk from the Halifax ferry terminal

Where to stay

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Delta Halifax for the conference. You can reserve one using this link to get the conference rate.

There are many other hotel options nearby at a variety of prices. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or would like some assistance in finding accommodations.

Airport transport

The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is located about 30 minutes outside of the city. Options for getting from the airport to the downtown area are to take a taxi, a shuttle, or Halifax Transit. You can find more information, including schedules and prices, by clicking here.

 

What to do when you’re here

Popular attractions

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada – Fortifications built in 1749 by the United Kingdom.  Every day at noon the cannons are fired. So be around at that time to explore this place!

HMCS Sackville – A Flower-class corvette that served in the Royal Canadian Navy and later served as a civilian research vessel. She is now a museum ship located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the last surviving Flower-class corvette.

Old Town Clock – Also sometimes called the Old Town Clock or Citadel Clock Tower, is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the historic urban core of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – The museum is a member institution of the Nova Scotia Museum and is the oldest and largest maritime museum in Canada with a collection of over 30,000 artifacts including 70 small craft and a steamship: the CSS Acadia, a 180-foot steam-powered hydrographic survey ship launched in 1913.

Halifax Central Library – Opened in 2014, this library won a Lieutenant Governor’s Design Award in Architecture for 2014 and a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture in 2016.

Waterfront – Lined with popular shops and food outlets, this must see part of the city is an excellent area to go and explore

Public Gardens – The Victorian era public gardens was formally established in 1867, the year of Canadian Confederation. The gardens are located in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia on the Halifax Peninsula near the popular shopping district of Spring Garden Road and opposite Victoria Park.

Point Pleasant Park – A popular recreational spot for Haligonians, as it hosts forest walks and affords views across the harbour and out toward the Atlantic. It once hosted several artillery batteries, and still contains the Prince of Wales Tower – the oldest Martello tower in North America.

 

Places to eat

Tempo – Located just across the street from Scotia Square, inside the Delta Barrington

Other great nearby places:

The Bicycle Thief

Stories Fine Dining

Chives Canadian Bistro

Gio

The Old Triangle Irish Ale House

The Wooden Monkey

Stubborn Goat Gastro Pub

Your Father’s Moustache

Boston Pizza

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