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Campus Tours

Visitor Information


With a population of over 400,000 people, Halifax is Nova Scotia’s capital city and also the educational, cultural and economic hub of the Maritimes. Your visit to campus will put you in the heart of the city, within walking distance of great restaurants, museums, theatres, festivals and events.

The weather in Halifax is quite temperate, but our proximity to the ocean means that weather can change rapidly. While sunny days are common, also come prepared for wind, rain and fog. 

In Halifax, you’re never far from nature with the ocean only 300 metres from campus. You’ll also find many green spaces, hiking trails and parks all within walking distance from campus. There are many outdoor activities at your fingertips no matter the season. 

Getting here

Studley campus tours will depart from the university Welcome Centre located on the first floor of LeMarchant Place, 1246 LeMarchant St.

Information about departure locations for our Sexton campus, Community Design, and Nursing buliding tours will be included in your confirmation email, which will be sent once you have booked a campus tour.

Dalhousie's Studley campus is located in the South End of Halifax, a well-established neighbourhood within a 15 to 20 minute walk to the downtown.

If you’ll be flying into Halifax for your tour, be sure to allow enough time to get to campus. The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is approximately 40 minutes from campus and offers many transportation options.

On-campus parking

Parking is available to campus tour guests. A permit can be picked up at the university Welcome Centre prior to your tour. We encourage you to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your tour departure time if you intend to park on campus. Please note that parking permits do not guarantee a parking spot.