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Accommodation & transport

 

Life Sciences building

Venue and accommodation info for the MEOPAR/MEAP-TT workshop

Venue

The workshop will take place at Dalhousie University in the Biology/Earth Sciences tower of the Life Sciences (LSC) Building. Poster sessions and lunches will take place in the atrium of the new Steele Ocean Sciences Building adjacent to the LSC.

Two entrances to the Biology Tower of the LSC are marked by red crosses on the map. Signs will guide you to the Milligan room on the 8th floor where the workshop will take place. Also marked by a red cross is the location of the new Ocean Sciences Building.

Uni-map

Map & directions

 

Transport

Transportation options from the Airport:

By bus: Metro Transit operates its MetroX bus service between downtown and Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The #320 bus operates every 30 minutes during peak morning (6 am to 9 am) and afternoon (3 pm to 6 pm) hours and every 60 minutes otherwise. Fare is $3.50 for adults/students. The downtown bus stop on Albemarle Street (find it just northeast of the Halifax Citadel on the map) is less then 10 minutes walk from the Lord Nelson Hotel, but includes an uphill section.

By shuttle: A shuttle bus service is available to downtown Halifax via Airport Express. A one-way ticket is $22 (round trip $40). Reservations have to be made beforehand by booking online or at the Ground Transportation Booth at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

By cab: A cab ride from the airport to Halifax downtown costs between $50 and $60. Cabs are usually available just outside of the airport.

Airport route & Bus 320 time table

 

Hotels

We recommend the Lord Nelson Hotel (http://lordnelsonhotel.ca/) in the heart of downtown. It is in easy walking distance to Dalhousie’s Studley campus and the Life Sciences Building (LSC) when the workshop will be held. For those of you who requested/receive accommodation expenses, we will make the booking for you once we have received instructions on your itinerary. An alternative option is the Halliburton (http://www.thehalliburton.com/) which is a little further, but still in easy walking distance to the workshop location. Another very economic and convenient, but basic option is student housing in Le Marchant Place (http://www.dal.ca/dept/summer-accommodations/accommodations/accommodation-options/lemarchant-place.html). This is the newest Building on campus (it just opened last year) and has single bedrooms with shared bathrooms, as well as 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom suites with kitchenettes for rent. It is less than 5 minutes walk to the workshop location and in easy walking distance to downtown.

 

Restaurants

Halifax offere a number of good restaurants, which cater for many different occasions. If you just like a coffee, need a good breakfast or would like to share the evening with colleagues at dinner, please check our "Dining guide to Halifax" and chose from the variety of options.