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A lively coastal city

With a population of over 400,000 people, Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia and the educational, cultural and economic hub of Atlantic Canada. Often referred to as Canada’s “best-kept secret,” Halifax boasts a youthful spirit, rich history and scenic waterfront.  

Dalhousie has three campuses in Halifax—all within walking distance to the downtown core where you’ll find art galleries, museums, theatres, festivals, sport events, lively pubs, quaint cafés and, of course, friendly Haligonians. Check out shops, restaurants and historic buildings as you stroll along the world’s longest harbourfront boardwalk.

Halifax’s urban charm is complemented by its natural beauty. Discover rugged shorelines, colourful gardens, hiking trails and scenic parks. The ocean is part of our life here––Dalhousie is just 300 metres from the Atlantic––so sailing and water sports are enjoyed through spring, summer and fall, with surfing being popular year-round.

Weather in Halifax varies by season, from warm summer days to leisurely falls, crisp-fresh winters, and vibrant springs. The summer months (June-September) tend to be warm with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 30°C*, cooling off in mid-late September. Throughout the winter months (December-March), temperatures typically range from -15°C to 2°C* and while it's not uncommon to take shelter from a snow storm, Haligonians also love a number of outdoor winter activities such as skating, skiing and ice hockey. Temperatures begin to rise again in late March/early April.

*Temperature ranges are approximate. For historical data and current weather conditions in Halifax, visit the Environment Canada website.

Welcome to the centre of Nova Scotia

A nature-lover's paradise, a shopper's delight, a food-lovers feast and a family adventureland with memories to last a lifetime. Truro & Bible Hill have much for the young, and the young at heart.

Truro

The town of Truro is located in Colchester County on Nova Scotia's northern shore. Truro offers the best of both worlds: small-town ambience combined with a full range of commercial and recreational opportunities. Truro, known as the 'Hub of Nova Scotia,' has much to offer and is a must see for anyone passing by or living in the area.

Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus is located just outside of Truro and our students frequently head into town to enjoy Truro's Victoria Park, festivals, Farmers' Market, theatres and unique shopping.

Truro and area is geographically located at the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole. This location lends itself to average monthly temperatures that compare favourably to all other areas of Canada and the United States. The summer months (June-September) tend to be warm with temperatures ranging from 19°C to 25°C*, cooling off in mid-late September. Throughout the winter months (December-March), temperatures typically range from -12°C to 3°C.* Each of the four distinct seasons offers its beauty and bounty to residents of Truro.

The area is served by the Truro Daily News and the Chronicle Herald newspapers. Local 24-hour radio service is provided by both CKTY-FM 99.5 and CKTO-FM 100.9.

Bible Hill

The village of Bible Hill is located across the Salmon River from the Town of Truro. The village was incorporated in 1953 and today, with a population of over 5,000, Bible Hill is a vibrant, primarily residential community. Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus occupies a large area in the village and is the single largest employer in Bible Hill. 

Bible Hill features spectacular walking trails through nine recreational parks and is home to the popular Truro Raceway.

*Temperature ranges are approximate. For historical data and current weather conditions in Truro & Bible Hill, visit the Environment Canada website.

On the majestic Bay of Fundy

Saint John is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick, and the second largest in the Maritime provinces. The first incorporated city in Canada, Saint John is situated along the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River.

The delightful port architecture makes a perfect backdrop to stroll along Market Square, watching the cruise ships dock at the harbour and taking in the fine restaurants, galleries and shops along the way. View the famous Reversing Rapids as the tides of the Bay of Fundy actually force the waters at the mouth of the St. John River to reverse its flow.

Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick is a partnership with the Government of New Brunswick, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine. The program admits 30 students from New Brunswick each year. In their first two years students attend classes in Saint John – and in their final two years they will fan out across the province to complete their clerkships in Moncton, Woodstock, Fredericton and Miramichi as well as in Saint John.

Halifax

A lively coastal city

With a population of over 400,000 people, Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia and the educational, cultural and economic hub of Atlantic Canada. Often referred to as Canada’s “best-kept secret,” Halifax boasts a youthful spirit, rich history and scenic waterfront.  

Dalhousie has three campuses in Halifax—all within walking distance to the downtown core where you’ll find art galleries, museums, theatres, festivals, sport events, lively pubs, quaint cafés and, of course, friendly Haligonians. Check out shops, restaurants and historic buildings as you stroll along the world’s longest harbourfront boardwalk.

Halifax’s urban charm is complemented by its natural beauty. Discover rugged shorelines, colourful gardens, hiking trails and scenic parks. The ocean is part of our life here––Dalhousie is just 300 metres from the Atlantic––so sailing and water sports are enjoyed through spring, summer and fall, with surfing being popular year-round.

Weather in Halifax varies by season, from warm summer days to leisurely falls, crisp-fresh winters, and vibrant springs. The summer months (June-September) tend to be warm with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 30°C*, cooling off in mid-late September. Throughout the winter months (December-March), temperatures typically range from -15°C to 2°C* and while it's not uncommon to take shelter from a snow storm, Haligonians also love a number of outdoor winter activities such as skating, skiing and ice hockey. Temperatures begin to rise again in late March/early April.

*Temperature ranges are approximate. For historical data and current weather conditions in Halifax, visit the Environment Canada website.

Truro & Bible Hill

Welcome to the centre of Nova Scotia

A nature-lover's paradise, a shopper's delight, a food-lovers feast and a family adventureland with memories to last a lifetime. Truro & Bible Hill have much for the young, and the young at heart.

Truro

The town of Truro is located in Colchester County on Nova Scotia's northern shore. Truro offers the best of both worlds: small-town ambience combined with a full range of commercial and recreational opportunities. Truro, known as the 'Hub of Nova Scotia,' has much to offer and is a must see for anyone passing by or living in the area.

Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus is located just outside of Truro and our students frequently head into town to enjoy Truro's Victoria Park, festivals, Farmers' Market, theatres and unique shopping.

Truro and area is geographically located at the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole. This location lends itself to average monthly temperatures that compare favourably to all other areas of Canada and the United States. The summer months (June-September) tend to be warm with temperatures ranging from 19°C to 25°C*, cooling off in mid-late September. Throughout the winter months (December-March), temperatures typically range from -12°C to 3°C.* Each of the four distinct seasons offers its beauty and bounty to residents of Truro.

The area is served by the Truro Daily News and the Chronicle Herald newspapers. Local 24-hour radio service is provided by both CKTY-FM 99.5 and CKTO-FM 100.9.

Bible Hill

The village of Bible Hill is located across the Salmon River from the Town of Truro. The village was incorporated in 1953 and today, with a population of over 5,000, Bible Hill is a vibrant, primarily residential community. Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus occupies a large area in the village and is the single largest employer in Bible Hill. 

Bible Hill features spectacular walking trails through nine recreational parks and is home to the popular Truro Raceway.

*Temperature ranges are approximate. For historical data and current weather conditions in Truro & Bible Hill, visit the Environment Canada website.

Saint John

On the majestic Bay of Fundy

Saint John is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick, and the second largest in the Maritime provinces. The first incorporated city in Canada, Saint John is situated along the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River.

The delightful port architecture makes a perfect backdrop to stroll along Market Square, watching the cruise ships dock at the harbour and taking in the fine restaurants, galleries and shops along the way. View the famous Reversing Rapids as the tides of the Bay of Fundy actually force the waters at the mouth of the St. John River to reverse its flow.

Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick is a partnership with the Government of New Brunswick, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine. The program admits 30 students from New Brunswick each year. In their first two years students attend classes in Saint John – and in their final two years they will fan out across the province to complete their clerkships in Moncton, Woodstock, Fredericton and Miramichi as well as in Saint John.