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Discover Halifax Announces Winner of the 2017 Spirit of Halifax Award

Halifax Wins Prestigious Awards from Canada’s Leading Meeting Planners

Destination Halifax announces major changes during Canada's Tourism Week

Putting the focus on Halifax's signature attractions!

Destination Halifax is hosting the Canadian Society of Association Executives National Conference and Showcase in 2020!


Why 2017 is going to be a huge year for Halifax

This year’s Destination Halifax Ambassadors Honoured

Nova Scotia Shaping Up to Have a Strong Tourism Year

Tourism Industry Grows 4.3% in HALIFAX

Rituparna Kanungo awarded for bringing the 9th International Conference on Direct Reactions with Exotic Beams to Halifax

David Boyle recognized for securing Halifax as destination for the 2016 Congregational Christian Churches in Canada Conference

Steve Snider commended for success of International Cable Supported Bridge Operators’ Conference

Destination Halifax Names Director of Marketing & Communications

Michael Kiefte honoured for contributions to Halifax

Event Industry Celebrated at Regional Chapter’s Annual Awards Gala

Donna Bourne-Tyson commended for success of the 37th International Association of University Libraries Conference

Maryanne Fisher honoured for contributions to Halifax 

Susan Brousseau and Kim Campbell honoured for bringing the Canadian University Boards Association Annual Conference to Halifax

Bill Greenlaw honoured for contributions to Halifax

National Tourism Week Kicks Off In Halifax

Yarmouth Ferry Service Agreement in Place

Electronic Travel Authorization - Flights to Canada


Honouring this year’s Halifax Ambassadors

Halifax Jazz Festival Presents 50TH Anniversary show “Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas,” featuring Jerry Granelli, Sunday, December 6 at the Spatz Theatre

Hugh Millward and Cristian Suteanu honoured for bringing the International Symposium on Digital Earth to Halifax

Sandra Starratt acknowledged for bringing the Canadian Student Leadership Conference to Halifax

Jennifer MacLellan acknowledged for bringing the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2015 Annual Conference to Halifax

Kate Shewan honoured for contributions to Halifax 

Destination Halifax’s Hélène Moberg Named M+IT’s Hall of Fame Industry Volunteer of the Year

Robert Young commended for success of Utility Arborist Association’s 11th International Symposium

Dr. Johane Robitaille honoured for contributions to Halifax 

Destination Halifax Names President and CEO

More European Destinations Coming Summer 2016

Drs. Sara Iverson and Fred Whoriskey celebrated for bringing the International Conference on Fish Telemetry to Halifax

M+IT Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

WestJet Enhances 2015-16 Winter Schedule

WestJet launches new Atlantic services today

Europe Airpost Returns to Halifax 

Halifax Convention Centre Recognized by International Industry Peers for Marketing Excellence

“You’re Still the One” vow renewal planned to celebrate marriage equality

Dr. Jan Rainey acknowledged for bringing Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences Annual Conference to Halifax

Janet Hazelton recognized for securing Halifax as destination of 2015 Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions’ Biennial Convention

Tim Hicks, Brett Kissel, Dallas Smith and Special Guests Florida Georgia Line to Perform on the 2015 CCMA Awards Show 

MPI Recognizes Meetings & Events Industry Leaders at 3rd Annual Gala Awards Dinner

Port of Halifax named 2015 Port of the Year

Halifax and Nova Scotia Invite Visitors to Learn from Locals

Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail: Canada’s First Winery, Craft Brewery and Distillery Trail

Locally Inspired Businesses Build Nova Scotia Experience

Paul Pettipas honoured for bringing Canadian Home Builders Association Conference to Halifax

Destination Halifax Wins National Meetings Industry Day Influence Award 

Dartmouth Waterfront Property Creates Opportunity for Ocean Sectors

Commemorating Nova Scotia’s Role in the Great War through Music and Theatre

Halifax Stanfield Rated Among Best Airports in the World

2014 Busiest in Airport's History - More Growth Expected in 2015 

Port of Halifax anticipating 146 cruise vessel calls during 2015 cruise season

Porter Airlines Increases Flights from Halifax to Stephenville 

Halifax Port Authority releases Economic Impact Report findings

Europe Airpost Makes Return Trip to Halifax 

WestJet announces largest increase in service to Halifax since first landing in 2003


Air Canada rouge to Touch Down in Halifax This Summer

Tickets for the 2015 CCMA Awards Show Now On Sale 

Halifax Port Authority releases final cruise numbers for 2014

Destination Halifax Meeting and Convention Champions Honoured

24 more reasons to ride VIA Rail’s Ocean train during the holidays

Cruise vessels can now plug in at Port of Halifax

Destination Halifax Wins 2014 Gold Service Award

WestJet announces service to the United Kingdom

100 Years since the beginning of the First World War

Courtyard by Marriott Halifax Downtown Completes a Majory Lobby Renovation

Halifax Stanfield Makes Airport History

Improvements to Airport Roadways Underway (HIAA)

Halifax Stanfield Welcomes Europe Airpost First Flight

Destination Halifax launches new, responsive website

The Savour Food & wine Show Brings Top Talent to Halifax

Maud Lewis House Restoration Recognized for Heritage Award

Halifax Stanfield Adds Weekly Non-Stop Service to Iqaluit

Officials announce first-ever Tour event and Canada Cup in Nova Scotia

New Convention Centre Secures 16 Events, Launches New Brand

Destination Halifax Ambassadors Honoured

Destination Halifax Wins Two Social Media Awards

Halifax Gives Torontonians a Dose of the East Coast This Week

Discover Culture a Little East of Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Music & Entertainment Fill the Air and Halifax Travel Plans in 2013 

Shore power arrives at the Port of Halifax

Month long Halifax food and wine festival serves up 28 days of delicious 

Extended Runway Officially Opens at Halifax Stanfield