Department of Astronomy & Physics

Contact Us

Offices are located on the 3rd floor of the Atrium. Main Office AT 319.

Department of Astronomy and Physics

Saint Mary's University
Halifax Nova Scotia
B3H 3C3
Canada

Phone: 902-420-5828
Fax: 902-496-8218

Email: chair@ap.smu.ca

Travel Directions

Travel to Halifax by Air

The Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) has good connections to a number of international hubs. There are direct flights to and from Toronto and Montreal as well as some USA and European cities. Click here to see all the airlines that regularly serve the Halifax airport.

You can take a taxi from the airport to your hotel or directly to the University. Some hotels are served by the Halifax Airport shuttle, which stops at the major downtown hotels. To get to campus from your Hotel in downtown Halifax you can either walk (20-30 mins) or take a taxi (cost ~ $7). More information and transportation options form the airport can be found here.

There is public transit from the airport to downtown. More information can be viewed on the Metro Transit website from the MetroX #320, which has the bus route from the airport to downtown Halifax.

Travel to Halifax by Car

There are a number of choices here. One can either stay on land, driving through New Brunswick to Nova Scotia, or one can take advantage of ferries connecting Nova Scotia to New England. Once you are in Nova Scotia, most major highways lead into the city.

From New Brunswick

Take the 104 (a toll highway) to Truro, then take the 102 to Halifax. Once nearing Halifax, you have two choices:

  1. Just past the airport, take the 118 to Dartmouth, then the bridge to Halifax. The bridge toll is $1.00, and some lanes provide change. Just across the bridge you will see an exit for Barrington St. Take Barrington South into downtown. If you stay on Barrington St., at its end it curves to the right and becomes Inglis. Stay on Inglis through two stop signs (but before the first traffic lights), and Saint Mary's will be on your left.
  2. Stay on the 102 until it ends, turning into Bayers Rd. Take Bayers Rd. up just past the Halifax Shopping Centre, staying in the RH lane and turn onto Connaught Ave. Turn right on Connaught Ave., and continue on until you reach Quinpool Rd. (the third traffic light). Turn left on Quinpool and drive up to Robie St. (the Holiday Inn will be on the right of this intersection). Turn right on Robie St., and drive south. Saint Mary's will be at the end of Robie St., on your left.

Travel to Halifax by Train

In Eastern Canada VIA Rail provides train service three times per week between Montreal and Gaspé, and between Montreal and Halifax on board the Ocean.