Travel Information

Accommodations & Transportation


All conference activities will be hosted at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel (delegate transportation is provided to the October 18th Open House and October 21st Brunch at the Black Cultural Centre.) The hotel is ideally located in a central downtown location with easy access to the waterfront’s lively boardwalks and boutiques and, a favourite of locals and visitors alike, enclosed pedways conveniently connecting you to activities across the downtown.

Conference attendees can reserve rooms at the rate of $212 CAN per night + taxes. This rate is available until September 20, 2023 and has limited capacity. We encourage you to book your room early. The room rate includes dates from October 14 – 24, 2023 for any guests wishing to arrive early or stay later to explore the area.

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Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3J 3J5



By Air:

Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is located 34 km from the conference hotel. The airport offers US Pre-Clearance and is served by national and international airlines, with many direct and non-stop flight options. International delegates please check the visa requirements for your country.

By Ground:

Taxi Service
Airport car services, taxis, and limos are available curbside outside Arrivals for all passengers. Fare to the hotel is a pre-set rate, currently $74 including HST, and is subject to change. Please check this link for the current rate:

Pre-arranged Taxi/Limousine Service
Please see the list of licensed drivers at Halifax Stanfield who offer pre-arranged service: Licensed Pre-Arranged Services at Halifax Stanfield.

Public Transit
Public transit service between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Downtown Halifax is offered at a rate of $4.25 per adult. Exact cash fare is required. Please note, a connection is required at the Dartmouth Bridge Terminal to Scotia Square and a further 5-minute walk via pedway or sidewalk completes your route to the hotel. For the transit schedule and other information, please visit

Accessible Transportation
Accessible transportation options are available at

Experience Halifax and Beyond!

October is the perfect time to discover all that Halifax and Nova Scotia have to offer!  Consider a pre- or post-event stay with our extendable conference hotel rate from October 14 – 24, 2023. Don’t miss out on our world-class experiences, our friendly people, rich culture and heritage.

Explore everything we have to offer in Halifax, in Nova Scotia and African Nova Scotia

Please contact us if you have any conference or tourism related questions at