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What events have been hosted in Halifax in the past?
Halifax has been home to a wide variety of events.

Prestigious events such as the 1995 G-7 Summit meeting of world leaders, the NATO Conference and the 2007 Global Microcredit Summit have been easily accommodated in Halifax.  International associations and corporations regularly host their conferences and annual general meetings in our city.

National associations ranging from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to the Canadian Home Builders Association have met in Halifax.  Social groups like the LIONS Leadership Forum and the Royal Canadian Legion have also found Halifax's hospitality perfect for their guests.

Groups as small as 20 persons or as large as 3,200 persons have been comfortably accommodated at the World Trade and Convention Centre.

How can World Trade and Convention Centre staff assist me with my meeting planning?
To make your event planning as simple as possible, the World Trade and Convention Centre offers a "one stop shopping" experience.  An event manager will be assigned to assist you during your planning and be on site throughout your event.  Whether you require catering, floor plans, or last minute changes, they are there to help in an instant!  We have received many accolades on the service provided by our Event Management team.

Where can I find travel information about Halifax & Nova Scotia?
For information on exploring Nova Scotia, visit:

For information about Halifax, visit:

What type of weather can I expect in Halifax?
Halifax has moderate North American weather year round, with travel friendly weather most days.  Our ocean breezes ensure summers that are pleasant and bright, with evenings cool enough to sleep in comfort.  Because the harbour never freezes, the winters in Halifax are more moderate than most other Canadian cities, with statistically only 48 days per year with an average temperature of lower than 0 celsius (32 Fahrenheit).
Learn more by visiting Environment Canada.

What language is spoken in Halifax?
Canada has two official languages, English and French.  Most "Haligonians" speak English in the course of their business.  If your event has a delegation whose language of choice is not English, please let us know and we are happy to make arrangements for translation and assistance in many languages.  Many of our hotels, banks, government departments, and Canada Customs and Revenue, etc. offer service in more than one language.

What are the city's tobacco laws?
Halifax's public facilities are officially non-smoking.

Where can I find a listing of restaurants to choose from?
Please visit the Destination Halifax website at  It has many wonderful suggestions of unique places to dine.  Halifax is known for its ocean-fresh seafood and its wonderful foods from many cultures.