Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – The City that Touches Your Soul.Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, is a vibrant, eclectic city; rich in culture and history. An ideal destination for meetings, conventions, special events and incentive travel. Situated on the second largest natural harbour in the world, Halifax, is a modern port city where life revolves around the sea. Follow in the footsteps of princes, privateers, press gangs and Rosie O’Donnell as you stroll through our safe, walkable downtown experiencing over 250 years of Halifax history. Pier into our past at Pier 21 – Canada’s Ellis Island where incidentally a number of gay couples took advantage of the opportunity to legally marry in Canada when their cruise ship visited the Port.
Halifax a Proven Destination of Choice – Meeting conveners concur that Halifax events consistently attract high delegate attendance. With convenient connections by air, sea, and land to major travel hubs worldwide, it’s easy for groups to meet in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Plus with US customs pre-clearance, at the award winning Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, air travel from Halifax to US destinations is a snap. The heart of Halifax boasts over 3500 hotel rooms ranging from top hotels to quaint inns providing a range of accommodation choices for delegates. Almost 1/3 of those rooms are conveniently connected by an enclosed pedway system to the World Trade and Convention Centre.
Unique Venues – With its ideal harbourside location and abundance of history Halifax offers a host of fantastic options to make your convention, meeting or event stand out. Imagine your clients being escorted by bagpipers into an authentic waterfront warehouse overlooking Halifax Harbour where piping hot lobsters await. Picture your clients sipping cocktails while they mingle amongst traditional Nova Scotian wooden vessels in the Small Craft Gallery at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Or perhaps they would enjoy canapés while experiencing the skirl of bagpipes, the boom of a cannon, and the finery of the kilted animators at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
Atlantic Canada’s Entertainment and Cultural Capital – A year-round meeting and convention destination Halifax offers an abundance of gay-friendly entertainment options for delegates before, after or during your conference- they can dine on the freshest seafood prepared by world renowned chefs, shop for local hand crafted pewter and mouth blown Crystal, tap their toes to the Celtic beat of live musicians in one of our many pubs, play the slots at Casino Nova Scotia, cruise the harbour on a tall ship or just relax by the sea and watch the sailboats drift idly by.
World Renowned Hospitality – “Haligonians” (people who hail from Halifax) are friendly and welcoming to all visitors. There are a number of local establishments who pride themselves in being especially gay-friendly. These places include TAG approved accommodations, bars, restaurants, spa & fitness facilities, cafes, shops and bookstores. An active gay community in the region celebrates with Pride events in July and a number of smaller occasions throughout the year. With such a wide variety of things to see and do Halifax offers an abundance of activities for gay families, couples and singles too. Why not plan your meeting in Halifax today!
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