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Travel – 2020 Annual Meeting

Travel – 2020 Annual Meeting

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Travel

Book early to get the best deal! Use the following resources to save even more:

  • Canadian Travel Co-op/Carslon Wagonlit: Our official travel agency is friendly, dependable, and happy to help you with your air-travel arrangements. Call 1-800-263-5241.

  • Air Canada promo code: Use promo code KMJZXVR1 when booking through Air Canada to receive a discount on your flight.

Accommodations

A view of downtown Halifax at nightRoom blocks have been secured at the following hotels. Make sure you mention ‘Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada’ when you book to get the group rate.

  • The Barrington Hotel
    • Room rate: $258.06, includes taxes, per night
    • 1-833-357-8154
    • 5-minute walk to the Convention Centre
  • Cambridge Suites Hotel
    • Room rate: $268.62, includes taxes, per ni;ght
    • 1-800-565-1263
    • 5-minute walk to the Convention Centre
  • The Prince George Hotel
    • Room rate: $303.80, includes taxes, per night
    • 1-800-565-1567
    • 3-minute walk to the Convention Centre

*The online booking links for each hotel allow you to book on the days where we have rooms blocked. If you would like to book a hotel room for days before or after the Annual Meeting, please use the call-in number and mention the group code ‘Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada’.

A view down an alley decorated with colourful graffiti, out onto a street with a restaurant patio

The following accommodations are further away from the Convention Centre, but more affordable. You’ll want to check that these options can accommodate the level of accessibility you may need.

  • Halifax Backpackers Hostel
    • Private queen room: $65, plus taxes, per night
    • Private double room: $55, plus taxes, per night
    • Phone number: 1-888-431-3170
    • 8-minute bus ride to the Convention Centre
  • Dalhousie University
    • Single room rate: $46, plus taxes, per night
    • Double room rate: $70, plus taxes, per night
    • Phone number: 1-902-494-8840
    • 15-minute bus ride to the Convention Centre
  • University of King’s College
    • Single room rate: $60, includes taxes, per night
    • Double room rate: $85, includes taxes, per night
    • Phone number: 1-902-422-1271 ext. 277
    • 15-minute bus ride to the Convention Centre

If you are interested in bed and breakfast accommodations, please visit www.bbcanada.com.

Accessibility

Halifax Convention Centre

The Halifax Convention Centre is a new facility and exceeds accessibility standards in all areas. Tactile Braille signage is at the entrances of all meeting rooms and restrooms, as well as inside and outside all passenger elevators. Elevators are further equipped with audible signals for the hearing impaired. Drinking fountains and restrooms throughout the building are wheelchair accessible and each level has one private universal washroom.

Cambridge Suites Halifax/Barrington/Prince George Hotels

Common areas are all accessible. Each hotel has limited accessible rooms available so book early if required.

A block of accessible rooms has also been booked at the Marriott Residence Inn under ‘CHF Canada Annual Meeting.’ Please contact Mary-Jane Wells at 902-431-3114 and specify that you are booking an accessible room in the CHF Canada room block.

City of Halifax

Here is accessibility information for the City of Halifax.

Air travel

For guests with a physical disability who require a personal attendant while travelling, Air Canada offers special rates for the additional seating. For further information, contact the airline directly or Canadian Travel Co-op/Carlson Wagonlit Travel at 1-800-263-5241.

When making your travel arrangements, always tell the airline—either directly or through your travel agent—if you have difficulty walking, require a wheelchair or have special dietary requirements. Special arrangements can be made to help you at the airport and/or during the flight.

Ground Transportation

Local Bus Service (Halifax Transit)

All Halifax Transit buses are accessible, low-floor models. Passengers must be able to get to and from the bus stop. Customer service line: 1-800-835-6428.

Accessible taxi services

Need-A-Lift Transportation Services

902-222-5438

Yellow Cab Halifax

902-420-0000

Booking accessible taxis 24 hours in advance is advised but not always necessary for local trips.