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Canada’s Academic Centre

For a city of less than 500,000 people, Halifax’s post-secondary scene is among Canada’s richest. The city is home to six degree-granting institutions and has 81 students per 1,000 residents, a ratio greater than cities like Boston and Los Angeles. As such, Nova Scotia’s capital city has become a national hub of finance, maritime science and technology, and digital media. (sourceicons.external-link-icon)

Halifax by the Numbers


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Square feet of meeting space


Square feet of the Halifax Convention Centre


Square feet of the biggest hotel ballroom

The Largest City in Atlantic Canada

To and from Halifax

You and your delegates can fly here from most Northeastern US hubs and almost every Canadian city. Once here, you can hop in a car and head down to Peggy’s Cove, one of the world’s most photographed lighthouses. And you can go a bit further to the historic port town of Lunenberg, one of only two urban communities in North America designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

In Halifax

Besides The Citadel, which is the most visited tourist attraction in the city, you can make time for your delegates to visit Pier 21, where over a million immigrants landed during the 19th and 20th centuries. The land they migrated to was – and remains – a territory of the Mi'kmaq First Nations.

Weather in Halifax

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5°C to 10°C

40°F to 50°F

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18°C to 25°C

66°F to 80°F

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8°C to 13°C

46.4°F to 55.4°F

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 -6°C to 2°C

21.2°F to 35.6°F

Halifax Convention Centre


Halifax’s large academic community attracts modern industries to the city. Over 1,000 financial firms operate in Halifax, as do more than 300 companies in ocean technology and 2,100+ more in life sciences. The city’s economic growth led to substantial outside investment including IBM's first Canadian Customer Innovation Centre. Also, Ernst and Young built its Canadian Centre for Advanced Analytics and its Global Centre of Excellence in Robotic Process Automation in Halifax. (sourceicons.external-link-icon)

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