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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 and the other departs from Saint John in New Brunswick ( 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.

  24-Jun-2003 /