Main Conference Hotel – The Courtyard Marriot

The Courtyard Marriot is nestled right the heart of downtown Halifax. The eight-story building offers 125 upscale, fully furnished guest rooms. In addition, the hotel features a full-service spa for guests to enjoy. The Courtyard Marriot is close to many of Halifax’s best attractions, including the Public Gardens, The Citadel, and the harbour boardwalk


Courtyard Halifax Downtown is offering a special group rate of $189.00 CAD per night for CCSBE 2018 attendees!

Click here to book your group rate for CCSBE 2018

Start date: 5/3/18
End date: 5/6/18
Last day to book: 4/10/18

For more information on the Courtyard Halifax Downtown click here!

Stay on Campus

Each spring and summer, Dalhousie University residence rooms are open to individual tourists, groups, conference delegates and summer students.

Why stay at Dalhousie?

  • Affordable daily, weekly and monthly rates are available.
  • You can’t beat the convenience. If you’re here to see the sights, we’re within minutes of many Halifax attractions. If you’re part of a conference or event, staying on campus keeps you at the centre of activity.

Guests can booking online at using the booking code CCSBE18.   

Dining in Halifax

Halifax has many fine establishments to grab a bite! Each year Coast, a local magazine publishes the “Best of Halifax” awards, including a “Food and Drink” section! The winners are chosen by Haligonians themselves! Each category has a gold, silver, and bronze winner. You can also visit the Coast’s Hall of Fame, to see long-time winners. Under the Food And Drink category you will find everything from Best Coffee to Best Vegetarian-Friendly to Best Fine Dining and Best Wine List. You can browse the Best of Halifax, Food and Drink Here:

Halifax Attractions

The Central Library

Halifax’s new Central Library is a must see! The modern architecture and sleek interior is reminiscent of that of New York City’s Guggenheim. This is the new go-to spot for community gathering and learning, and idea generation.



Old Clock Tower

One of Halifax’s most famous landmarks, the Old Clock Tower, officially began keeping time forthe garrison and residents of Halifax in 1803. You will find it on Citadel Hill, overlooking the beautiful, historic downtown.


Point Pleasant Park

At the end of the Halifax peninsula is Point Pleasant Park. Go for a stroll on one of the many trails. The park extends to the end of the peninsula where you can look out at the Atlantic Ocean.



The Public Gardens

Minutes from the Dalhousie and Saint Mary’s University campuses, you will find the Public Gardens. They will still be open for the CCSBE and they are a nice break from the city. There is also a café in the garden.


The Seaport Farmers Market

The Halifax Seaport is a vibrant arts and culture district in the south end of the city and the Farmer’sMarket is world class. With hundreds of vendors, the market is bustling every weekend! You can also visit Pier 21, the landing point for many Canadian and American immigrants.


Peggy’s Cove and Fisherman’s Cove

Peggy’s Cove is one of the most photographed places on earth! Just a short drive outside the city, you can visit Peggy’s and Fisherman’s cover and see why! Moreover, October will be the perfect time for a fall drive and the rolling hills and scenery will remind you of a beautiful Irish countryside.



Province House

It’s elegant design is one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in North America. Province House is Canada’s oldest seat of government, The Nova Scotia Legislature has met here every year since 1819!

The Citadel

Take a break from the city and step back in time to the sound of rifle-fire and the skirl of bagpipes. Therestored Citadel Fort commemorates Halifax’s role as a key naval station in the British Empire.


Historic Properties

On the opposite end of the beautiful, harbour-side boardwalk is Halifax’s Historic Properties. It’s a beautiful place to take a stroll, do some shopping, or grab a bite to eat.