Travelling & Accommodations

Please read our important announcement on the future of Anthro East Coast hereInformation and dates posted may no longer be accurate, as this page is published now only for archival purposes.

From away? Here’s what you need to know.

Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia, and is the largest city east of Quebec City with a population of around 400,000 people. Halifax is the home of amazing oceanfront views, delicious seafood, lighthouses and donairs. The Bay of Fundy, located 45 minutes from Halifax, has the highest tides in the world! Anthro East Coast’s venue is located in the south end of downtown Halifax – well known for its university life, waterfront views, nature parks, restaurants and shopping. 


Outside of Halifax:

By Car – Highway 102 (Halifax-Onslow) brings you right into downtown Halifax. Highways: 101 (Bedford-Yarmouth), 103 (Halifax-Yarmouth) & 104 (New Brunswick-Richmond) all connect to Highway 102.

By Train or Bus – The VIA Rail Train and Maritime Bus Station is located at 1161 Hollis Street, which is a 25 minute walk from the venue or a 5 minute bus ride. City bus stop is located at the corner of Barrington & South St (stop #6097), take bus #7 “Clockwise to Robie”. Exit bus at stop #8187 Robie St/ University Ave. Bus runs every 20 minutes minimum. Please refer to VIA Rail‘s or Maritime Bus‘ websites.

By Ferry – For ferry service between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, PEI, or Maine, please refer to the Bay Ferries/ Northumberland Ferries website.

By Plane – Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is located in Enfield, roughly 30 minutes away from the convention by car. MetroX city bus #320 “Airport/Fall River” travels between the airport and downtown Halifax. Another option downtown is Halifax Airport Express Shuttle. Rental cars and taxis are also available at the airport.

All Halifax city bus times and stops can be planned in real-time with Google Maps. For fares and more information, visit Halifax Transit‘s website.

Within Halifax:

See travel directions for within Halifax along with more information on our venue:


Anthro East Coast does not currently offer a room block at any nearby hotels, but there are many affordable and convenient places to stay available around the city.

Dalhousie University offers a wide range of affordable summer accommodations on campus which may include parking, WiFi, cable TV, laundry and kitchen facilities:

Saint Mary’s University also offers a range of affordable summer accommodations which include parking, WiFi, and “all you care to eat” buffet breakfast:

Don’t forget to check out options on Airbnb as well:

Other nearby accommodations include: The Atlantica Hotel, The Garden South Park Inn, The Lord Nelson Suites and many more!

Local Attractions

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite places to visit in Halifax, along with some other important locations for you during your stay.