About Halifax

Located on the second largest natural harbour in the world, life here revolves around the sea. Surrounding areas offer plenty of attractions on land, water and in the air. Enjoy urban flair and coastal landscapes all in the same day. Halifax is truly a vibrant urban centre resting on the edge of nature.

More information on Halifax travel and attractions


Halifax in July is balmy, but we are known for our wonky weather. Though summer temperatures range from 14 °C (57 °F) to 28 °C (82 °F), the climate can be unpredictable at times. We advise delegates to bring dress for all types of weather. Forecasts will be posted in advance of the conference.

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>  Getting to Halifax by plane

The Halifax Stanfield International Airport (Airport Code “YHZ”) is 30 minutes from downtown. You can fly to Halifax direct from many Canadian, U.S., European, and Caribbean destinations.

>  Going to and from the airport

The Delta Halifax Hotel offers daily scheduled transportation to and from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport via the Halifax Airport Express (+1-800-350-6945).
$22 (including tax) for one way tickets or return tickets $40 (including tax).
Passengers MUST reserve online www.halifaxairportexpress.com or at the Ground Transportation Booth (+1-902-873-1410) on the arrivals level at the Airport to confirm a seat

  • For information on ground transportation services call the Ground Transportation Inspector at the Halifax International Airport at 902-873-1410
  • MetroX bus (public transportation) service is $2.75 – $3.50 one way
  • Airport Express shuttle service is $22 one way and $40 return. Reserve tickets online or at the airport’s Ground Transportation Booth on the arrivals level. Valid ID is required when boarding the Airport Express
  • Car Rental is available at the Airport

>  Getting to Halifax by car

The Trans-Canada Highway enters Nova Scotia from New Brunswick providing a connection to the United States and Canada.

>  Getting around Halifax

All corners of the Halifax city centre are accessible by walking or using the Metro Transit Bus Service. If you’re feeling adventurous, bicycle rentals located on the Halifax waterfront are a great way to tour Halifax during the summer months.

> Visit to Historic Lunenburg

In the tradition of the ICFT, a full day, mid-week, is reserved for a social break to take in the local landscape. The historic village of Lunenburg has been selected to represent Nova Scotia’s rich maritime culture and traditions.

ICFT local organizers are pleased to offer an escape to this treasured, east coast destination. Cruise the beautiful Lunenburg waterfront, explore Nova Scotia’s unique folk art tradition, take in picturesque, colonial façades, visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, or join a pre-arranged whale watching tour.

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The 3rd ICFT is being hosted at the World Trade and Convention Centre (WTCC) in downtown Halifax. The WTCC combines elegant facilities, comprehensive services, an award-winning catering team and the genuine hospitality for which Nova Scotians have long been known.

The WTCC is connected via the Downtown Halifax Link (climate-controlled pedways, pedestrian tunnels and skywalks) to the Delta Halifax Hotel.


Accommodations are conveniently located at the connecting Delta Halifax Hotel and are book at the exclusive rate of $169 CDN/night.


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‘I Heart Bikes’ on the Halifax Waterfront. Click to see ‘I Heart Bikes’ rental information. (Photo courtesy of Destination Halifax)