Halifax Airport Mini Guide
Tell me About Halifax Airport
Halifax Stanfield International Airport is in Enfield, Nova Scotia in Canada and is the main airport for the region. It is 35 km to downtown Halifax.
How can I get There?
There are 32 destinations that fly into Halifax Airport, plus many seasonal ones - these include the USA
and the UK
. From Nova Scotia you can also use the Arcadian Lines bus service to get to Halifax.
Can I get to the City Easily?
If you are driving it is very easy, you take the highway 102 and you will be in the city in 30 minutes. At the airport, you will find the car hire offices on the lower level of the Parkade. Alternatively you can use the Airporter shuttle bus service to get to your accommodation.
What Facilities Does the Airport Have?
Firstly, visit the Airport Visitor Information Centre in the terminal building, there you can find information on everything the region has to offer. If you need some dollars, there are 8 ATMs located around the terminal. Should you be feeling hungry go to Brisket Deli for soup and a salad or for something more substantial go to Beaches Bar and Café. The Maritime Ale House offers a full bar menu if you wish to eat some local hearty fare. Forgot to buy a gift? Take a look in Island Beach Company Quality Crafts for gifts with a local touch or take home a lobster from Clearwater Seafood – they will pack it up for you. Find a bargain at Runway Duty Free and then have a relaxing massage at Classic Back Rub.
Where can I Stay?
The Inn On The Lake is in Fall River, 10 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the city. It is a French
style Inn on Lake Thomas and is surrounded by parkland. They have 39 rooms with a balcony or patio and free Wi-Fi. In the evening you can dine at Encore Restaurant with its seasonal themed menu or relax at Oliver’s Pub for appetisers and drinks. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool for residents use.
I Have a few Days There…
Halifax is known as ‘The Little Big City’, it has the energy of a capital but with village charm and is a historic city by the sea. Metro Transit buses will get you around if you don’t have a car and a ferry trip on from the Waterfront to Dartmouth is a must! To understand more about the city’s rich heritage visit the Halifax Citadel (fort and museum) and the Pier 21 National Immigration Museum. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic has many interesting artefacts from Titanic or if you are more interested in art, head for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia which features the work of famous local artists. Take a stroll along the city’s Waterfront, a boardwalk with historic buildings and shops and try the local mussels and scallops or sea pie at one of the restaurants here. Feeling brave? Go on a ‘ghost walk’ or ‘sea dawg walk’ for fun!
For something a little different, do the Alexander Keith’s Brewery Tour, it is interactive with actors singing and dancing through history and you get to try their pale ale. If you wish to explore Nova Scotia a little more, why not head out to Peggy’s Cave and the Cabot Trail, they are some of the most famous attractions in the area.