Venue and Accommodation

The 2016 Livable Cities Forum will be held at The Westin Nova Scotian.  Steps from the harbourfront boardwalk, The Westin Nova Scotian offers the best of the city at its doorstep with remarkable harbour views, restaurants, and shops… right across from the gorgeous Pier 21 and next to the historical Via station.

Rooms at the conference venue are available at a significantly discounted room rate of $177/night. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so book your room today!

Call (866) 716-8101 and book using promo code “LCF Conference,” OR Click here to book your accommodations at The Westin Nova Scotian at the discounted room rate!

The Westin Nova Scotian
1181 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS  B3H 2P6
Tel: (902) 421-1000

Getting there

Halifax, an Atlantic Ocean port in eastern Canada, is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. Halifax is famous for its enormous natural harbour, and has a variety of public spaces, ranging from urban gardens, public squares, expansive forested parks, and historic sites. A major business centre, it’s also known for its maritime history.  There is a limited number of Self- and Valet Parking spots at the Westin, however there are Impark and other nearby lots available.

By Air

Flying to Halifax is easy thanks to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) which receives arrivals from all over the world. The airport is located northeast of Halifax, in the community of Enfield, about 30 minutes from downtown in light traffic. Rental cars, taxis, limousines and airport shuttles are all available to take you to your final destination. For more information, visit

Halifax Metro Transit provides service to Halifax Stanfield International Airport via three bus routes. Find out more about the Airport Service Routes here.

By Bus

Bring your camera: bus travel to and from Halifax passes through a variety of beautiful landscapes. The Greyhound Station in the south end of downtown has regular arrivals from all over North America. Maritime Bus also provides bus services to over 40 locations across the Maritimes. More information here.

Getting Around

Getting around Halifax is easy and convenient on Halifax Transit and on Halifax’s extensive pathways and bike routes. For more information on getting around Halifax click here.

For further assistance planning your trip, visit


In September, weather in Halifax tends to be fairly mild, with average temperatures ranging from 12°C to 20°C. However, weather in Halifax can sometimes be unpredictable, and we recommend that you check the weather forecast prior to attending the conference.