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Living in Nova Scotia

Two communities, one university


Nova Scotia's capital city, Halifax, is the educational, cultural and economic hub of Atlantic Canada. With a multicultural population of nearly 400,000, Halifax provides a safe and friendly environment full of charm.

Take a stroll along Halifax’s harbourfront or taste world-class cuisine. Enjoy the many entertainment options, including art shows, theaters, festivals, sporting events and an internationally recognized live music scene.

At Dal's Halifax campuses, you're only a five-minute walk from the ocean. You can try surfing, sailing or kayaking – and our beautiful coastline offers excellent hiking, scenic parks and colourful gardens.


Combining small town charm with a full range of recreational and shopping opportunities, Truro—home to our Agricultural Campus—is the best of both worlds. The town of Truro is located approximately one hour from Halifax.

Enjoy a stroll through Victoria Park, pick up some local produce at the farmers market or check out local theaters, festivals and restaurants.