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IDLS2022 Visa's & Travel


For the latest information regarding Visa entry to Canada, please visit the Canadian Government website:


COVID-19 Guidelines - the event will comply with the necessary regulations and we will update delegates with the latest requirements nearer the time. You should be aware that the current requirement is that you have to be vaccinated in order to enter Canada.

Travel to Halifax by Air

Halifax has one international airport, the award-winning Halifax Stanfield International Airport, located just 30 minutes from the downtown core.

Air carriers serving Halifax include Air Canada, Air Saint-Pierre, Air Transat, Condor, Delta, Flair, Icelandair, Porter, Sunwing, Swoop, United, and WestJet.

With over 700 flights arriving each week, you can travel to Halifax on direct flights from most Canadian cities, from major network hub cities in Boston, Newark and New York in the United States, as well as Frankfurt, Glasgow, London (Gatwick and Heathrow), Paris, and Reykjavik in Europe.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is also the only airport in Atlantic Canada to offer U.S. pre-clearance, making travel that much easier.

Maritime Bus offers the Halifax Airport Shuttle, making it even easier to get to and from the airport stress. More information about the shuttle service can be found here.

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Travel to Halifax by Road

Whether you’re driving from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, the rest of Canada or the United States, you will arrive in Halifax via the Trans-Canada Highway.

TOLLS: It’s important to know that if you are traveling from outside Nova Scotia into our province via the Trans-Canada Highway, drivers will need to pay a small fee at the Cobequid Pass.

If you are traveling to downtown Halifax from within Nova Scotia, there are no road tolls, unless you choose to enter via the Halifax Harbour Bridges.

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Travel to Halifax by Rail

VIA Rail Canada offers trans-continental connection with Western Canadian cities, and some US destinations. It’s a great way to see the scenery and back roads of Canada.

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Travel from Airport to City Centre by Bus

If you can’t walk to your destination, Halifax Transit is the next thing!

Halifax Transit provides a reliable bus service throughout the Halifax Region and the MetroX service will take you to/from Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Halifax City Centre.

Visit Halifax Transit for fares, schedules and route maps.

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Travel from Airport to City Centre by Taxi

Taxis and limousines are readily available in downtown Halifax, Dartmouth, and most neighbourhoods and communities throughout the Halifax region.

Note: Halifax does not currently offer a Uber service.

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