| Here is a map of the Dalhousie University
campuses that has pointers to the university residences, the Lord
Nelson hotel, and the Holiday Inn Select hotel.
Travel by plane
All air travel to Halifax goes to the Halifax International Airport. The airport
is located at about a 30 minute drive along highways from Halifax.
Travel from the airport to Halifax can be done in a number of ways:
car rental, taxi, or hotel shuttle.
The majority of major car rental agencies, such as Avis, Budget,
Discount, Enterprise, and Tilden, have a booth at the airport. The
airport is situated just off highway 102. Consult the "travel by
car" instructions to get to Halifax.
A taxi ride from the Halifax airport to anywhere in downtown Halifax
(including the conference area) is a fixed fee of $41.
There is a hotel shuttle that leaves the airport starting at 6am
up to 11:15 pm. The shuttle departure times are coordinated with
the major flights into the airport and leave approximately every
45 minutes. A one-way ticket to Halifax is $12 and a round-trip
ticket is $20. The shuttles stop at both the Holiday Inn Select
and the Lord Nelson Hotels but do not go to Dalhousie University.
Individuals staying in the university residences may take the hotel
shuttle to the Lord Nelson hotel and then take a $5 taxi ride to
the university residences or take a 10 minute walk there by following
spring garden road.
Travel by car
Travel via New Brunswick: Driving from New Brunswick will
enter Nova Scotia along highway 104. Follow this highway until it
reachies highway 102. Follow highway 102 towards Truro and Halifax.
Highway 102 will take you past the airport. Follow the signs to
Halifax/Bedford to come along the west side of the Bedford basin.
The highway will lead directly into into Halifax.
When highway 102 enters Halifax, continue to follow the highway
102 signs toward downtown Halifax. The signs will have you enter
along Bayer's road and take a right turn onto Connaught Avenue.
If you are staying at a hotel, follow the 102 signs to take a left
turn at Quinpool street, which will lead you by the Holidan Inn
Select and subsequently towards the Lord Nelson hotel. If you are
staying at the university residences, do not turn onto Quinpool
street. Instead, continue to follow Connaught Avenue until it makes
a "T" with Jubilee street. Turn left onto Jubilee. Turn right at
the next set of lights (Oxford street) and then left at the next
set of lights from there (left onto Coburg road). The corner of
Oxford and Coburg is the north-west corner of Dalhousie University.
You will pass the residence administration building (Howe Hall)
on your right.
These two paths are indicated on this map
of Halifax. One path on the map ends at the Lord Nelson hotel and
the other at the Dalhousie residences.
Travel via Maine: If you are driving through the US you
may consider taking one of the ferries across the Bay of Fundy.
One ferry departs from Bar Harbor in Maine (from www.catferry.com)
and the other departs from Saint John in New Brunswick (www.nfl-bay.com). The Bar Harbor ferry
arrives in Yarmough Nova Scotia, from which you can either follow
highway 101 through the Annapolis valley to Halifax, or follow highway
103 by Lunenberg and Peggy's Cove to Halifax: highway 103 is the
shorter of the two routes. The Saint John ferry arrives in Digby
Nova Scotia, from which you would follow highway 101 east to Halifax.
Both highway 101 and highway 103 merge with highway 102 before
it enters Halifax. You can then follow the driving directions above
to reach the hotels.