Federal-Provincial-Territorial Table on Culture and Heritage Conference


Halifax looks forward to welcoming attendees of the 2019 Federal-Provincial-Territorial Table on Culture and Heritage Conference, June 18 – 19, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. 

Halifax is the authentic East Coast experience. Here you can satisfy your taste for adventure, entertainment and cuisine. Enjoy exploring the historic downtown or take in the iconic coastline of the Halifax region . . . from the natural beauty of Peggy’s Cove to the pristine beaches of the Eastern Shore.

Come and discover what visitors have known for centuries – Halifax is a city you will not soon forget.


Halifax is so easily accessible by air, land and sea; you’ll be here before you know it!

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is Atlantic Canada’s centre for domestic, regional and international flight service offering direct flights to and from other Canadian cities, major city centres in the U.S., as well as the UK and Continental Europe.

Getting around downtown Halifax:

Click here for maps of Downtown Halifax and Halifax region


Halifax is the perfect place to plan your East Coast escape. Discover what makes travel to our region special . . . whether it’s through our food and wine, must-see attractions, vibrant nightlife or outdoor adventure – there are so many ways to experience our capital city by the sea!


There is so much to experience in Nova Scotia, Canada, why come just for the conference when you can come early and stay late to discover our stunning province! Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, beautiful scenery, fresh seafood, local cuisine and wine, an urban experience or something off the beaten path, Nova Scotia offers lots to do, see and experience.


Show your conference delegate badge to any of the Show Your Badge participating businesses and receive VIP offers designed exclusively for convention attendees and their companions.

Start your adventure here!


View the full e-reader version of the 2019 Official Halifax Highlights Visitor Guide. Once you have arrived in our region, hard copy versions of the guide can also be obtained at the Visitor Information Centre on the Halifax waterfront boardwalk where friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you.

Order a copy of the Nova Scotia Doers & Dreamers Travel Guide.


While you are with us, explore opportunities to experience Nova Scotia’s culture and heritage and learn more about what you can see and do by signing up for pre and post conference events. Sign up information is provided below.  Registration is required by June 14.

MONDAY, JUNE 17, 11 A.M.

Halifax Central Library

Plan to take in some of Halifax’s recent iconic architecture with a special guided tour of Halifax Central Library on Monday morning, June 17 at 11 a.m. accompanied by Nova Scotia’s Heritage Property Program Coordinator, Kevin Barrett.  Delegates can also explore our newest library on their own during the library’s open hours.  Meet in the Marriott Hotel Lobby at 11 a.m.

For more information on the Central Library visit: https://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/locations/sga/

To register contact Amanda White, Administrative Assistant by email at Amanda.White@novascotia.ca


MONDAY, JUNE 17, 3:15 P.M.

Province House

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Legislature, a guided tour of Province House. At 3:15 p.m., registered participants will meet in the Marriott Hotel Lobby. Kevin Barrett, Coordinator of the NS Heritage Property program will lead the group to Province House for an official tour, returning to the hotel by 4:30 p.m. Participants must register in advance for this tour. 

Note:  Participants on this tour MUST bring a government-issued ID in order to be admitted into the Legislature building for security purposes.

To register contact Amanda White, Administrative Assistant by email at Amanda.White@novascotia.ca



Halifax Boardwalk

Start your Conference day with an early morning run or walk along the waterfront with Mike, Gabrielle and Laura Beth from Nova Scotia’s CCH Sport Team on Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19, commencing at 6 a.m.

Groups leave from the Harbourfront Marriott front lobby. Participants will return to the hotel by 7 a.m.


Fast Run with Gabrielle: a run from the Hotel along the waterfront to the entrance of Point Pleasant Park and back (5 – 6 km)

Medium Run with Laura Beth: a run from the Hotel along waterfront to The Cunard Centre and back (4 km)

Walking Group with Mike: a walk from the hotel along waterfront to The Halifax Seaport Market and back (3 km)

To register contact Amanda White, Administrative Assistant by email at Amanda.White@novascotia.ca



Limited seating is available for delegates to attend a special performance by the Charlottetown Confederation Centre Young Company at Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle St., Halifax on Thursday, June 20th at 2 p.m. These young artists come from across Canada and will be performing Aqsarniit (“awe-saw-nee”), the Inuktitut word used to describe the northern lights. The Aqsarniit performance will be accompanied by an opening performance by local Mi’kmaw artists.

To register contact Serena Cassidy, Research and Policy Analyst by email at Serena.Cassidy@novascotia.ca