August 11-13, 2017
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Halifax is quite wonderful round the year, but particularly in the summer months. Conference attendees will have several things to see and do in and around Halifax, and further inland. Check out Destination Halifax [link to] to get a sense of all the city has to offer.

The weather is usually between 21 Celsius (70 F) to around 25 Celsius (77 F). The days are often sunny, with cool nights. There are many places to visit within Halifax, but even more so between 1-2 hours’ drive. Halifax itself is a peninsula, and part of the Halifax Regional Municipality, with a population of about 400,000.

Here are just some of the many things to do in the city.

Entertainment & Dining

  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Plenty of choices for fine and casual dining
  • Bars (lots of them)
  • Museums (Museum of Immigration, Maritime Museum with the Titanic Exhibit), art galleries
  • Historical tours
  • Walk, ferry and bus tours of the city
  • Breweries and wineries
  • Maple tours

Outdoor Activities

  • Whale watching, coastal tours
  • Hiking (within the city, and as far as the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Island)
  • Camping (within an hour or so drive)
  • Bay of Fundy tidal bore (about an hour or so drive)
  • Site of Anne of Green Gables with rolling hills and scenic beauty (about a four-hour drive)
  • Halifax Busker Festival ( – July 27-Aug 1