Living in Halifax

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Everything you need to know about being a Haligonian


[ hal-i-goh-nee-uhn ]

Noun:  a resident of Halifax

The Studley Campus, Sexton Campus, and Carleton Campus for Dalhousie University are located in Halifax, in the Halifax Regional Municipality. We've put together some tipssuggestions and resources that will give you a head start to making yourself at home.

Some other things to consider when settling into the community include:

  • Weather
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Food Sources

About Halifax

With a population of almost 450,000 people, Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia and the educational, cultural and economic hub of Atlantic Canada. See to learn more about the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Weather in Halifax varies by season. 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*. 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.