The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course


Halifax looks forward to welcoming delegates of The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course presented by The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, April 4 – 6, 2019 at the beautiful new Halifax Convention Centre!

This year’s conference theme is Coastal Connections and Halifax is the perfect spot to bring that theme to life! 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.

SRPC has arranged for special discounts with Air Canada, WestJet and VIA Rail Canada – check out the details here.

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!



A city like Halifax is one of the best places for families to visit – the compact size makes it quick, easy and affordable to explore but it’s large enough that there are tons of things to do for all ages to enjoy.

Here are some great downtown Halifax attractions for family friendly fun in April:

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Step into the past and experience what it was like to immigrate to Canada through Pier 21 – the entry point for one in five Canadians between 1928 and 1971. Visitors can also experience the diverse adventures and vast contributions of newcomers to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life, from past to present day.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic 

This fascinating museum brings Nova Scotia’s maritime history to life through various exhibits and collections, including thousands of photographs and sailors’ memorabilia, arctic expedition discoveries, and an award-winning Halifax Explosion display.

Discovery Centre

This science centre just moved to its shiny new digs on the waterfront in 2017, and the open, colourful space is a curious child’s dream! The Discovery Centre features 4 floors of interactive, hands-on learning experiences including an Immersive Dome Theatre, Innovation Lab and changing featured exhibits throughout the year!

Museum of Natural History

Another museum where you can really get your hands dirty, you and the kids will learn all about the geography, geology and zoology of Nova Scotia (and elsewhere).

Be sure to say hi to Gus, the 96-year-old turtle who has lived at the museum for many decades!

Halifax Central Library

This stunning building opened a little over 4 years ago, and is one of the most popular attractions in Halifax. The kids will enjoy going up and down the zany staircases, reading a book on one of the bright, comfy couches, or taking selfies with the fantastic view from the 5th floor Living Room.

You may even want to fuel up with some delicious pastries and Italian-style drinks at one of the library’s cafes first!


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 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.