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Destination Showcase Halifax FAM Trip


Destination Showcase Halifax FAM Trip

July 11 – 14, 2019

Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the quintessential east coast destination where experiences are authentic, vibrant and inspired by the sea.

Team Halifax invites you to discover Atlantic Canada’s premier meeting destination for yourself. Airfare, hotel accommodation, meals and local transportation will be provided.

Please note: This exclusive invitation is non-transferable and space is limited.

Browse through the tentative itinerary highlights outlined on your left to discover the memorable experiences that await you in Halifax this July!




Thursday – July 11

  • Host hotel site visit
  • Reception and dinner at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Friday – July 12

  • Breakfast and tour at the newly opened Halifax Convention Centre
  • Take in over 260 years of history while touring Halifax’s top sights
  • Progressive lunch and hotel site visits (free time included afterward should you wish to visit other hotels/facilities)
  • Reception and dinner at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Saturday – July 13

  • Tour and hike at Peggy’s Cove
  • Harbour tour and reception aboard the Tall Ship Silva
  • Traditional lobster dinner at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Sunday – July 14

  • Breakfast at Host Hotels
  • Airport Departures


Pre-Stay Resort Visit (Optional)

Available for Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa in Wallace, Nova Scotia 

The following is a tentative itinerary for this pre-stay option:

  • Transportation to/from the resort will be provided
  • One night accommodation
  • Site tour
  • Opening reception and dinner
  • Next day breakfast
  • Boxed lunch upon departure

Fox Harb’r Resort connects comfortable luxury with farm-to-table cuisine and classic East Coast charm, all only 90-minutes from Halifax. On-site activities at this 4-Diamond retreat on the Northumberland Shore include championship golf, 9-hole golf, horseback riding, sea kayaking, pontoon boat tours, sport shooting, green house tours and more. Fox Harb’r includes a spa, indoor pool, 5,000 ft. fully serviced airstrip and 13,000 sq. ft. of indoor event venues, including a dedicated 5,000 sq. ft. meeting facility. One of Golf Digest’s current Top 30 Golf Courses in Canada.



Below is a list of our meeting and convention hotels along with a brief description. You will have an opportunity on the preferences page to choose four you would like to visit.

Atlantica Hotel Halifax

Atlantica Hotel Halifax, a Canada Select 4 Star 230-room hotel, is located in the heart of the city. When planning an event for 3 to 300 delegates, you will appreciate the 9,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and the assistance of our professional team. Executive level guestrooms, heated underground parking, business centre, fitness centre with indoor pool, free WIFI and exceptional dining options at Seasons round out our service and amenity package. Meet Downtown Different!

The Barrington Hotel

Welcome to the Barrington Hotel. Whether you’re here for a business meeting, family get-together or special occasion, we are delighted to be your home base in the heart of downtown Halifax. Quaint neighbourhoods, bustling shops, historic pubs and sea breezes all await you nearby. Set aside time to relax with a refreshing dip in our indoor pool. See what’s cooking in the modern, open kitchen of our in-house restaurant, Tempo Food + Drink – or let our skilled mixologists craft you a cocktail. Step out to events at the Casino Nova Scotia and our sister property, Hotel Halifax, all conveniently connected by pedway.

Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax

Welcome to your downtown Halifax hotel experience. Extra-roomy suites and the fast and friendly service of our up-casual hotel keep you feeling at home in the city. Our perfectly central location is next to the famed Citadel Hill with access to night life, galleries, theatres, museums, public gardens and walking distance to the waterfront. Only steps away from the Halifax Convention Centre.

Courtyard by Marriott Halifax Downtown

The new state-of-the-art lobby and renovated rooms, the Courtyard by Marriott Halifax Downtown provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests. This downtown Halifax hotel features our new lobby with inviting, flexible spaces to work or relax in, free Wi-Fi throughout and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard™. The highlight of our new lobby experience is The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect™ which provides guests with healthy food and beverage offerings in the morning and evening dinner service with cocktails. This award winning hotel offers the perfect location, within walking distance of the waterfront, convention centre and main attractions. Enjoy nearby theatres, museums, shopping and art galleries. The Courtyard provides first-class service and amenities including spacious rooms, beautiful harbour views, 24 hour Fitness Centre, indoor pool and complimentary wireless high-speed Internet.

Hotel Halifax

Welcome to the Hotel Halifax. Whether you’re here for a business meeting, family get-together or special occasion, we are delighted to be your home base in the heart of downtown Halifax. Quaint neighbourhoods, bustling shops, historic pubs and sea breezes all await you nearby. Take a break from a busy day with a refreshing dip in our indoor pool under our light-filled atrium. Join a local crowd for happy hour at our in-house restaurant, Harbour City Bar & Grill, with daily food and drink features. Step out to events at the Casino Nova Scotia and our sister property, the Barrington Hotel, all conveniently connected by pedway.

Four Points by Sheraton Halifax

The Four Points by Sheraton Halifax is a 4 Star, 3 Diamond property in downtown Halifax. This Marriott hotel is located one block to the Halifax Waterfront and 400 meters from the Halifax Convention Center. With renovated guestrooms and 18,000 square feet of versatile meeting space, the Four Points is an ideal place to hold your conference or meeting. Our newly revitalized open-air courtyard has 7700 square feet of space with a capacity of 400 people for a sit-down dinner and 800 people for a reception. Every Wednesday, you can relax in the Best Brews reception. Join us for a local craft beer and appetizers from award winning Scanway catering. Where business meets pleasure – a timeless classic.

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront

A truly special hotel experience awaits you here in Nova Scotia’s vibrant capital city. With luxury accommodations, excellent on-site dining and a prime waterfront location, the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel is an extraordinary destination for both business and leisure travel. Stylishly designed rooms and suites boast pillowtop bedding and marble bathrooms, as well as room service, high-speed internet access and an ergonomic work desk. Begin your day here in Halifax with a cup of coffee from our Balancing Rock Coffeehouse, or sample innovative local dining at harbourstone sea grill & pour house, our modern restaurant.

Hampton Inn by Hilton – Halifax Downtown

The Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown is ideally located within walking distance of all the downtown amenities that Atlantic Canada’s most culturally diverse city has to offer. Situated at the base of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, adjacent to the Scotiabank Centre and steps away from the Halifax Convention Centre. The hotel features 181 brand new contemporary guest rooms featuring either a king bed or two queen beds, Keurig coffee makers, complimentary daily full hot buffet breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi. As Atlantic Canada’s only dual-branded property, this state-of-the-art hotel also features a 135 suite Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel, a spectacular state of the art fitness centre and pool with natural light, on-site guest laundry, 24-hour business centre and over 5,000 sq. ft. of modern meeting space in our all-inclusive Conference Centre.

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Halifax Downtown

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax Downtown is ideally located in the heart of Halifax, at the foot of Citadel Hill, just four blocks from the new Halifax Convention Centre. The Homewood Suites features 135 studio, one bedroom and two bedroom suites, each with full kitchens with 5 appliances, contemporary furnishings and 42” flat screen TVs. You are invited to start your morning with a complimentary full hot buffet breakfast in our Homewood Lodge, enjoy the complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property and we invite you to end your day with our complimentary Welcome Home Dinner served Monday through Thursday. As Atlantic Canada’s first dual-branded property, we also feature a 181 room Hampton Inn by Hilton, a spectacular fitness centre and pool with natural light, on-site guest laundry, a 24 hour business centre and over 5,000 sq. ft. of modern meeting space in our all-inclusive SilverBirch Conference Centre.

Please note: The Hampton Inn & Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown are two connected, dual-branded hotels; they would be viewed as one location.

The Hollis Halifax – a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton

Offering you distinctive service with style, The Hollis Halifax is ideally situated in the heart of downtown Halifax, only minutes from the historic waterfront and Halifax’s major attractions. Our all-suite property features SweetDreams by DoubleTree beds, Aroma Active amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi and in-room coffee.Wake Up DoubleTree breakfast is offered daily. Experience Halifax’s premier boutique hotel.

Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

Add a little magnificent to your next gathering with over 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space that artfully blends urbanely contemporary design with landmark elegance while preserving the historic charm of a Maritime destination. The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites boasts 10 distinct venues from elegant and airy to sophisticated and intimate to comfortably accommodate from 10 – 500 guests. Our meeting and event specialists provide planning expertise to ensure a successful and memorable event. Enjoy the luxurious styling of flooring that frames plush carpeting in pale marble, custom moldings that set off the sparkling Swarovski chandeliers and the serene colour palette of soft greys, pearls and earth tones to add an element of style unmatched in Atlantic Canada. Plus 262 newly renovated guest rooms will further elevate the experience for those who may require accommodation.

Prince George Hotel

World-class hotel excellence in the heart of downtown Halifax. Experience the sophistication and charm of The Prince George Hotel, from the moment you arrive to the time you checkout, you’ll love our Four Diamond service and impeccably appointed accommodations. Our 200+ stylish guestrooms and suites feature contemporary design and luxe amenities for an unparalleled hotel experience that will please even the most discerning of travellers. While our finest attribute is the personalized service you’ll receive from beginning to end, our alluring range of onsite comforts help transform your Halifax getaways and vacations into something truly extraordinary.

Residence Inn by Marriott Halifax Downtown

Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, Residence Inn by Marriott is located next to the Halifax Convention Centre, steps away from business offices and major attractions. The property boasts a roof top patio with BBQ and offers 903 sq/ft of meeting space. Each of the 92 spacious suites consists of a fully equipped kitchen. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, high speed internet, grocery shopping service and The Residence Inn Mix will complete your Residence Inn by Marriott experience.

Westin Nova Scotian

The historic 4 Diamond Westin Nova Scotian is ideally located close to all amenities in Halifax’s exciting Seaport District, overlooking the Harbour. This Marriott hotel offers 310 newly renovated guest rooms, 23,000 square feet of modern meeting space, and full-service amenities. Our Wine Spectator award winning restaurant, elements, features local cuisine. Other services include Sykea Spa, The Westin Workout, and an indoor pool.



Your completion of the preferences questions will confirm your spot in the FAM. Please click here to complete a very brief preferences survey.

For questions about the Destination Showcase Halifax FAM Trip 2019, please contact Brenda Coupar, Manager of Events at; call 902-429-4687 or reply to the original email invitation by Friday, April 12, 2019.