Travel and Accommodation

Travel

Halifax is accessible by air (Halifax International Airport), rail, and road. The airport is served by national (Air Canada, WestJet, Porter Airlines) and international flights.

VIA Rail travel discount for Halifax 2022

VALID:May 11th  2022  to  May 22nd   2022
TERRITORY:From all stations throughout the VIA system to Halifax, Nova Scotia and return.
RESTRICTIONS:Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.
DISCOUNT:10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. “Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.”
EXCEPTION:Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.
IDENTIFICATION:Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code: 14214.

Accommodation

For your convenience, we have reserved blocks of rooms at downtown hotels, as well as budget options at Dalhousie University residences. These accommodations are recommended and within walking distance to the Halifax Convention Center, as well as restaurants, the Halifax waterfront, public transportation, and other sites of interests (museums, Citadel Hill, Spring Garden Road). It is advisable to book your hotel accommodations as soon as possible as we do not have large block bookings.

Dates available at special rate: Friday, May 13th to Thursday, May 19th 2022.

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Accommodations are listed below in order of increasing distance from the HCC. Note that east-west running streets of downtown Halifax are on a steep hill and may pose accessibility issues for some delegates.

Cambridge Suites, 1583 Brunswick St (220 m from HCC)

Book at https://reservations.travelclick.com/13605?groupID=3355310

Single or double occupancy, studio guestrooms (one or two queen beds). Rate: $225/night (Each additional adult over double occupancy is +$20)

Note that rooms will be available until April 13, 2022. After this time, reservations will be accepted based on availability.

Prince George Hotel, 1496 Hollis St (240 m from HCC)

Book at https://reservations.travelclick.com/13608?groupID=3324439

Single or double occupancy, deluxe guestrooms (two queens or one king). Rate: $255/night (Each additional adult over double occupancy is +$20)

Note that rooms will be available until April 13, 2022. After this time, reservations will be accepted based on availability.


Four Points by Sheraton Halifax, 1496 Hollis St (450m from HCC)

Single or Double occupancy, tradition guest rooms (two queens or one king). Rate: $199/night (Each additional adult over double occupancy is +$20)

Reservations can be made online until March 14 using this booking link.

Hampton Suites 1960 Brunswick St. (650 m)

Hampton Inn, single or double occupancy 1 King/2 Queens $218/night*

Homewood Suites, single or double occupancy, 1 King Suite $244/night*

*based on double occupancy, each extra guest +$15

Guests may book their reservation at the Hampton Inn online using this link and the Homewood Suites online using this link. Alternatively, individuals may contact i) the Hampton Inn directly at 902-422-1391 or through our toll-free number at 1-855-331-0334, and ii) the Homewood Suites directly at 902-429-6620 or through our toll-free number at 1-855-331-0337.If calling, mention block name “Geological Association of Canada Conference” or group code “GAC.” Note that rooms will be available until April 13, 2022. After this time, reservations will be accepted based on availability.

Individual rooms must be guaranteed by a valid credit card for late arrival at the time of making the reservation(s).

Dalhousie University Residence

Gerard Hall, 5303 Morris St. (1.1 km) and LeMarchant Place, 1246 Lemarchant St. (2.4km)

Will be open after Nov 14, 2021, for reservations. Please contact us via phone (902-494-8840 or 1-855-DAL-STAY) or email (stay@dal.ca) to make your reservation and use the promotional code “GACC22”. Note that rooms will be available until April 13, 2022. After this time, reservations will be accepted based on availability.


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