Nova Scotia's Halifax Convention Centre Now Open for Business

January 15, 2018

Canada’s long-awaited Halifax Convention Centre opened on Dec. 15, 2017. The new $170M development, which is located in the city's downtown, features more than 120,000 square feet of new flexible events space.

The new convention centre includes 50,000 square feet of multi-purpose convention space, 40,000 square feet of intimate meeting space and a ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the city and harbor beyond.

The venue offers an online event planner toolkit to make it easy for event professionals to quickly find the information they might need for booking and beyond, including online floor plans with filters for meeting type and size.

Halifax is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. The city is steeped in history and culture while boasting world-class visitor attractions, superb dining and a range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

Located near Halifax’s Waterfront Boardwalk and upscale shopping districts, The Halifax Convention Centre forms part of the 'Nova Centre', a mixed-used project that when complete will include a new hotel, financial towers, public plaza and retail space. It is the largest integrated development of its kind in Nova Scotia's history.

The Halifax Convention Centre is hosting a “welcome weekend” Jan 12-14 for the local community. Scheduled activities include tours of the new property, a movie afternoon, and live music.

There are already 90 events booked for the first year of operations at the new facility, including 44 national and international conventions. The first event is scheduled for Jan. 20.

For more information, or to book an event at the Halifax Convention Centre, go here.

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