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Accessibility

CHF-accessibilityHalifax 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.

Hotels

Cambridge Suites Halifax/Prince George

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

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

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 CWT Global Travel Centre at 1-800-267-1264.

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 and ferry service (Halifax Transit)

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

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.

Motorized wheelchair rentals

Harding Medical

Toll Free 1-800-565-1680

163 Susie Lake Crescent, Halifax

Click here for more information about shopping, dining and touring accessibility in Halifax.

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