Life in Halifax

Named “the hippest little city in North America” by Harper’s Bazaar, Halifax is a great place to call your temporary home. Nestled on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, this port city of 400,000 is steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty. It was also recently ranked as the best community in Canada by Maclean's magazine. 

As Nova Scotia’s capital, Halifax is the major centre of the Maritimes and is the largest city east of Quebec City and north of Boston. With the downtown core and the Atlantic Ocean just steps away, you’ll find lots of great ways to spend your time between classes.

Did you know?

Smart City - Over 30,000 students attend Halifax’s seven post-secondary institutions each year. The continuous flow of bright minds from around the globe keeps the Halifax vibe fresh, diverse, and youthful.

Cool City - Halifax has a dynamic music scene and plenty of great restaurants, museums, and galleries. The city offers the best of city life, yet it’s only a 20-minute drive to the beautiful Nova Scotia countryside.



Weather - Nova Scotia has a temperate climate, with an average summer high temperature of 22º C (73º F). Winters are never too cold to enjoy great outdoor activities. Average temperatures during the winter months of December to March range from -5º to -1º C.

Recreation - Nova Scotia is home to some of the world's most beautiful natural sites. From sandy beaches and cliffs to pristine lakes and lush farmland, the province offers plenty of year-round recreational opportunities.

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