Canadian Entry Documents
International visitors, including those arriving from the U.S., please note that all persons entering Canada by any form of transport require a valid passport.
Entry into Canada: Canadian law requires all persons entering Canada to carry proof of citizenship and identity.
A foreign national or alien entering Canada must present a passport and valid visa issued by a Canadian Consular Official unless they are a citizen of a country eligible for the Visa Waiver Program, a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., or a citizen of Canada. Visa-exempt foreign nationals flying to Canada MUST HAVE an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) and a valid passport. You can apply online for the eTA at this Canadian Government website.
For more information on entering Canada visit the Government of Canada Customs page.
Getting to the University of King's College or Dalhousie University (Le Marchant Residence)
The Halifax YHZ Airport Accessible Transportation website includes details about getting to the King's College campus or the Dalhousie University Le Marchant Residence from the Halifax airport by vehicle, taxi, or public transit. Links to airport maps can be found in the bottom right-hand corner of that web page.
Stanfield Airport is approximately 37 km from the King's/Dalhousie campus. A taxi fare will be approximately $70 in each direction. Uber or Lyft will be slightly less expensive. General driving directions to the campus area are available at this Google Maps link
King's College address is: 6350 Coburg Rd., Halifax, NS B3H 2A1
Dalhousie LeMarchant Residence address is: 1246 LeMarchant Street,15000 Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
There are several ways to get to and from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, from public transportation to car rentals.
Public Transport from the airport is MetroX bus service (#320) ($4.25 one-way. Exact change is required) takes about an hour to get to Scotia Square (Albemarle St). Ask for a transfer and then catch a #1 to travel to King's (on Coburg Rd), leaving every 10 minutes. The trip takes about 10 mins.
Car Rentals at the Halifax Stanfield Airport are located on the Lower Level of the Airport Parkade. Rental companies include Alamo/National, Avis, Budget, Dollar/Thrifty, Enterprise and Hertz. Details are available at this Car Rental link.
Taxi Taxis and limos are available on-site. We recommend the grab-and-go option for a fixed rate by asking for a taxi from the Ground Transportation booth in arrivals. Rates will depend on the drop-off location, starting at $64 for downtown Halifax (most taxi companies take credit, debit, and cash). Pre-arranged taxis and limos are possible. Click here
Uber It is possible to reserve an Uber ride 30 days in advance. Click here Lyft also offers service from the Airport to King's College
The designated rideshare pick-up location is located on Silver Dart Drive (the lower road), slightly south of the Metro Transit bus stop
Onsite registration for residents of King's College is in Alexandra Hall's Manning Room
Onsite registration for residents of Dalhousie is in the lobby of the LeMarchant Building
Alexandra Hall - Manning Room for King's College registration
LeMarchant lobby for Dalhousie registration
Parking passes can be obtained in Risley Hall
Local Climate and amenities near the campuses
Halifax's climate is less severe than might be expected
. This is a result of its location on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Winter temperatures are higher, and summer temperatures are lower than those encountered in towns farther inland. Halifax has an eastern-maritime climate, with a short, warm summer and a cold winter. Disturbed, changeable weather is common throughout the year.
Due to Nova Scotia's notorious fogs, Sunshine is somewhat less common in Halifax than in most Canadian cities. Halifax has over 100 days of mist or fog each year. Summers in Halifax are pleasantly warm. The best summer weather is usually encountered in mid-summer and late summer compared to earlier in the season; fogs are rare.
Mid-June to mid-September daytime temperatures: 20 to 25 °C (70 to 80 °F) though temperatures can reach 30 to 32 °C (86 to 90F) with humidity.
For current information, click here
Map of amenities near the campuses
Nearest Hospital Emergency Room is the IWK Health Centre
Nearest Pharmacy: 1276 South Park Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Y9
Nearest liquor store: 1075 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3H 2P8
Nearest grocery store: Atlantic Superstore:1075 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3H 2P8