2013 CMS Summer Meeting

Dalhousie University, June 4 - 7, 2013


The airport code for Halifax Stanfield International Airport is YHZ.
For public transit from the airport, see 'Getting around Halifax'

A taxi fare from the airport to the Atlantica Hotel costs approximately $58.

Book your taxi more than 2 days in advance with Sunshine Share a Cab and travel before 8pm, the cost is approximately $32.00 per person. Pre-Book YOUR Share-A-Cab Today - Toll Free: 1-800-565-8669. All major credit cards accepted.

Detailed information regarding the city of Halifax and the province of Nova Scotia, including tourism information, local weather and climate, site and street maps, and itineraries for self-guided tours, are available at the following websites:

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 15% discount on all available base fares for travel to and from the Canadian Mathematical Society Summer Meeting. The discounted fares are available for booking from January 10, 2013 to June 10, 2013 and available for travel from anywhere in Canada or the US to Halifax for travel between June 1, 2013 and June 7, 2013. Return flights are available from Halifax to anwhere in Canada or the US from June 4, 2013 to June 10, 2013.

Please book online at Porter Airlines or through your travel agent using promo code CMS013. This discount also applies to sale fares.

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

West Jet To book reservations using the convention discount code, please contact the WestJet Groups Department at 1-888-493-7853. Convention codes are not available for use on WestJet.com at this time.

  • WestJet Groups agents are available to assist you from 07:00 -17:30 (MST) Monday-Friday.
  • The convention code CC7734 must be quoted at the time of booking.
  • The discounted rates are available for travel up to 3 days prior and 3 days after your event. For travel outside of these dates, West Jet will offer the best available fare at the time of booking.

Getting Around Halifax

Here is a link to the HRM public transit page. Here you will find information regarding fares, routes and schedules. Click Here. Please note that the Express bus fare is $3.25, exact change only.

Click Here to access information regarding the airport bus service. Some notes are in order.

  • Visitors staying at the Dartmouth Holiday Inn should disembark at the Dartmouth Bridge Terminal. The ride time from the airport is about 40 minutes.
  • Visitors going from the airport to the Atlantica Hotel need to transfer from the #320 at the Albermale Street stop (the 320 terminus) to the #80 and the #81. Both will connect to the Atlantica. The #80 bus stop is located a short walk away, on Barrington Street, on the other side of the Scotia Square Mall, opposite the Delta Barrington hotel. The Total ride time (including transfer) is about 1h 20 minutes. Click here to access the full instructions for transfers.
  • Visitors need to be aware of Metro Transit's luggage policy
Visitors going from the Dartmouth Holiday Inn to the Dalhousie campus can catch either the #1 or the #41 city bus at the big Dartmouth Bridge Terminal across the street from the hotel. Ride time is about 30 minutes.

The Dalhousie stop for the #1 bus is on Coburg and Lemarchant. The stop for the #41 bus is on Lemarchant, just after the turn from South Street. Both stops involve a short 1-2 minute walk to the venue.

For the Tuesday night public lecture, the visitors staying at the Atlantica Hotel can reach the campus of St Mary's via the #18 city bus. Ride time is about 10 minutes. The trip on foot takes about 20 minutes. For the visitors staying in Dartmouth, the #10 bus will get them to St Mary's in about 25 minutes. Walking time from the Dartmouth Holiday Inn to either campus is about 1 hour.

Maritime Bus has a connection from the Halifax Airport to the Halifax Via Rail station. From the Via Rail Station, you can either take a city bus (the #7) or a taxi to your final destination.

The cost is $12.25 for the maritime bus and 3.25 for the city bus or $5-10 dollars for a city taxi. Book your tickets here.


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