The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is located 35 km from downtown Halifax and Saint Mary’s University. Transportation options include: curbside taxis and car services, shuttle bus, Halifax Transit bus 320 (Airport-Fall River), and car rental.
Halifax’s city centre includes accommodations options for all budgets. The nearby Lord Nelson Hotel has a special university rate for workshop attendees. See here for details.
The Cyborg Workshop will be in Atrium 101, at Saint Mary’s University, in the south end of the city. This campus map shows the location of the workshop venue, and parking options. Information about parking passes can be found here.
A historic port city of 420,000, Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia, and the major cultural and commercial centre in Canada’s Maritime provinces. Home to six universities, the city is a significant hub of higher education and boasts a rich intellectual and cultural climate, including many museums, galleries, theatres, and other artistic venues.
The city centre boasts a vibrant assortment of restaurants, bars, theatres, and other entertainment options. Saint Mary’s is located in the city’s South End, a short walk from dining and entertaining destinations on Spring Garden Road, Barrington Street, and Argyle Street.
Closer to Boston than it is any other major Canadian city, Halifax’s distinct cultural climate is informed in large part by its historical ties to New England. the city is a short driving distance to many beaches, provincial parks, coastal communities such as Peggy’s Cove, and the town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Visitor information can be found here.