FAQs

Where are the public entrances for the Halifax Convention Centre?

There are two (2) primary public entrances to the Halifax Convention Centre: Argyle Street and Grafton Street. Argyle Street is the preferred entrance for organized transportation and Grafton Street is easily accessible via the hotel and retail shops. The Halifax Convention Centre is also accessible from the facility public parking garage via elevator.

Is there WiFi available within the facility?

Complimentary Guest WiFi is available in public spaces.

Is the Halifax Convention Centre fully accessible?

Yes – we are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for our guests. Please see below for full details on accessibility within our facility.

A. GENERAL ACCESSIBILITY

The public sidewalks serving the Halifax Convention Centre feature curb cuts for wheelchair access. Automatic doors are located at the Argyle and Grafton Street entrances to the facility. Drinking fountains and restrooms throughout the building are wheelchair accessible.

B. ELEVATORS
Passenger elevators are located inside the Halifax Convention Centre and provide access to all common areas of the building. Elevators are alarm-equipped with two-way communications to the Halifax Convention Centre Security Operations Centre and have accessible tactile Braille call buttons, both inside and outside.

C. HEARING ASSIST SYSTEMS
Infrared Audio Assistive Listening Systems are permanently installed in the Convention Hall and Ballroom event spaces, and are temporarily available for meeting rooms and public spaces. Contact your event manager if you have guests who will require the use of these systems, as pre-planning is required.

D. PARKING
The Halifax Convention Centre is conveniently located via elevator from the Nova Centre underground public parking garage.

E. RESTROOMS
Our restrooms are fully accessible and have stalls, sinks and mirrors that are wheelchair accessible. Each level is also equipped with a private universal washroom.

F. SERVICE/COMPANION ANIMALS
Certified guide/service/companion animals are always welcome at the Halifax Convention Centre.

G. SIGHT IMPAIRED INFORMATION
Tactile Braille signage is at the entrances of all meeting rooms and restrooms, as well as inside and outside all passenger elevators.

H. WHEELCHAIRS
Event planners are responsible for providing wheelchairs, motorized mobility scooters, and other non-permanent access accommodations.

Where do I park while attending an event at the Halifax Convention Centre? Is there on-site parking?

The Halifax Convention Centre is conveniently located via elevator from the Nova Centre underground public parking garage. There are also two (2) major parkades within close proximity of our Centre, including the Prince George Hotel and Scotia Square Mall.

What restaurants are onsite or nearby?

In the heart of Halifax’s entertainment district, you’ll find an abundance of choices to satisfy any appetite, all within walking distance from our Centre.

From gourmet food trucks to incredible fine dining, experience food at its best:

Eat and Drink Like a Local, by Destination Halifax on Pinterest
Halifax restaurants on Yelp

Do you have private/universal/family washrooms available?

Our restrooms are fully accessible and have stalls, sinks and mirrors that are wheelchair accessible. Each level is also equipped with a private universal washroom.

What can I do in and around Halifax during my off hours?

Located in the heart of our city’s entertainment district, our Halifax Convention Centre offers much more than just a conference experience. Visitors have the chance to immerse themselves in professional development during the day and personal enjoyment after hours with the best local dining, and fantastic arts and culture all within an easy stroll from our doorstep. Find outdoor adventure, scenic beach, wineries, golf and much more all less than an hour away from our Centre.

Take time to take in our people, our city, and our province while you’re here:

Things To Do in Halifax by Destination Halifax on Pinterest
Nova Scotia Tourism on Pinterest
Nova Scotia Tourism photos on Instagram

How do I reach your lost & found department?

At the end of the event, any unclaimed items may be submitted to Halifax Convention Centre Security Services, which inventories and holds the items for 30 days. Please note that the Halifax Convention Centre is not responsible for lost or damaged items, and, after 30 days, will dispose of items.

What is your policy on bringing animals into the Halifax Convention Centre?

Certified guide/service/companion animals are always welcome at the Halifax Convention Centre, and the following does not apply to these animals.

Animals or pets, with the exception of service or companion animals, are generally not permitted in the Halifax Convention Centre, except when an approved exhibit, activity or performance legitimately requires the use of animals. Such animals or pets must be on a leash or in an enclosed pen, and under strict supervision at all times. Owners must take full responsibility for their pets, obtaining all appropriate permits and taking care of all sanitary needs for the animals. Any charges for cleaning/repair will be billed to the client on the master account.

Speak with your event manager for more details.

What is the weather like in Nova Scotia?

Nova Scotia weather can be summed up into one word – moderate. It rarely gets extremely hot or extremely cold. The daily temperature does fluctuate both by time of day and by your proximity to the ocean. If you spend the morning in Halifax, the afternoon in Wolfville and end up in Yarmouth for the evening – the weather and temperature can be quite different. Having a fleece or knit sweater on hand for easy layering will keep you comfortable wherever you are.

Visit Tourism Nova Scotia for a breakdown of what temperatures you can expect in Nova Scotia.

How do I get to the Halifax Convention Centre?

It’s easy to get here and start exploring. We’re on the edge of North America, and in the Centre of it all.

By Air
Only 30 minutes from downtown, the award-winning Halifax Stanfield International Airport connects you to the world, simply and directly.

By Rail
VIA Rail Canada can take you to Montreal in just one night, and you’ll travel hundreds of kilometres while you sleep in comfort.

By Boat
Feel like using your sea legs? Ferries land at the Nova Scotia ports of Digby, Caribou, Yarmouth and North Sydney, and you can sail right into the Port of Halifax on one of the many cruises that stop here.


Have more questions?

Find all the answers you need to kick-start an unforgettable event experience using our Event Planner Toolkit, or contact a member from Our Team.