How to Get To Hal-Con

Hal-Con is held at the Halifax Convention Centre in the heart of downtown Halifax. Getting here is easy! Check out the most popular transportation options to the convention — we know you’ll want to plan ahead so that you don’t miss a moment of the event.

Lisa MacIver

Hal-Con’s Official Travel Agent
(902) 429-7883

Whether you’re coming from out of province or outside of Canada, Lisa can help with whatever travel arrangements you may need.

Contact her for flights, hotels, and car rentals.

Local Transportation

Halifax Transit

Many Halifax Transit bus routes will get you to the Halifax Convention Centre, which is less than a 10-minute walk from both the Scotia Square transit terminal and the Water St. ferry terminal.

Click here for more information about Halifax Transit, including route maps and route planning.

Halifax Transit can also provide accessible transportation via Access-A-Bus, which requires pre-registration and booking. Learn more about Access-A-Bus here.

Taxi & Rideshare

Halifax offers a number of taxi services, including:

As of December 2020, Uber now operates in Halifax

Flying in? See the Getting to Hal-Con from Halifax Stanfield International Airport section for more information about getting a cab or shuttle from the airport.


There are a number of parkades within the downtown core, including the Scotia Square Parkade. Our venue, the Halifax Convention Centre, is part of the Nova Centre which offers underground parking directly connected to the venue. The entrance to the underground parking lot is on Prince St. and the cost is $28/day.

On-street parking is also an option. Halifax uses zoned parking pay stations instead of individual meters. You can pay for parking using debit, credit, or smart pay options. For greater convenience, you can download the HotSpot app and set it up in advance for easy and quick parking payment. Learn more about parking in downtown Halifax here.

Getting to Hal-Con from Halifax Stanfield International Airport


Maritime Bus provides shuttle service between the airport and downtown Halifax. This service does not operate daily, so be sure to check their website for up-to-date schedule and ticket information.

Halifax Transit MetroX Bus

Halifax Transit operates a Regional Express bus service connecting the airport to the Halifax downtown core. The bus will take you from the airport to the Halifax Transit bridge terminal on the Dartmouth side, where you can then take a number of routes to get you to downtown Halifax within minutes. The adult fare is $4.25 and exact change is required if you don’t purchase a ticket in advance at the airport’s ground transportation booth.

Click here for more information about the Halifax Transit airport bus, including baggage allowances and up-to-date schedules.

Taxi & Car Services

The Halifax Stanfield International Airport maintains a list of licensed drivers who offer pre-arranged transportation service. Most taxi services will transport you from the airport to your destination. For the most up-to-date list of approved drivers and car services, see HIAA’s Airport Car Services page.

Car Rentals

There are a number of car rental services available at the airport, including Alamo/National, Avis, Budget, Dollar/Thrifty, Enterprise, and Hertz.

Hal-Con is pleased to offer a discount to its guests who choose Budget Car Rental. Contact us for more information!