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 Aiport 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.

King's College address is:6350 Coburg Rd., Halifax, NS B3H 2A1 

Dalhousie Le Marchant Residence address is: 1246 LeMarchant Street,15000 Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2

Transportation for staff is being taken care of by Halifax area dancers. If there is space available, they would be more than happy to take attendees arriving at the same time. For those interested in this, please email your name, mobile phone number, flight information, number of people travelling, and the number of bags to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we will let you know if we can accommodate you.  

For general driving directions to the campus, use this Google Maps link.


 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.

Click here for the #320 schedule  Click here for Route#1 Map  Route#1 Schedule

Airport Shuttle Service The Airport Express service is $22 one way and a $40 return. Visa and Mastercard only are accepted.

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


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