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Our Halifax campuses are in the heart of Nova Scotia’s capital — one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities, located only steps from the Atlantic Ocean. 

Halifax waterfront with city skyline at dusk.

Living in Halifax

You will feel the dynamic energy in the air as you explore every corner of the city, from a diverse food scene and innovative hubs of technology and business to exciting sports events, beach days, and coastal hikes.

Halifax continues to invest in innovation and growth and has a connected and thriving business community. We’re also home to diverse groups and cultures, welcoming people of all backgrounds who want to make this region home.

With a population of over 480,000 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.   
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.

Our Halifax campuses

Dalhousie has three campuses in Halifax — all within walking distance to the downtown core where you’ll find art galleries, museums, theatres, festivals, sporting 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.