Welcome to Telecommunities Canada 1997 Conference


August 15-18, 1997 Halifax, Nova Scotia

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University Residence--

which includes: linen, towels, hall bath, parking and breakfast.
Single: $34.00; Double: $51.00 (tax included)
Register for University Residence on the Conference Registration Form.

For more info, see Dalhousie Conference Services

Holiday Inn Select--

$126.50 per room per night including tax. Please make your own reservations before July 15. Phone 1-800-HOLIDAY. Identify yourself as a TC97 Conference attendee. Holiday Inn is a modern hotel situated across the street from the North Common and includes free parking, gym, indoor swimming pool, dining room and bar.
**A 15 minute walk from the conference.

Lord Nelson Hotel--

$74.75 per room per night including tax. Please make your own reservations before July 15 and identify yourself as a TC97 attendee. Phone in Canada 1-800-565-2020 or though Check Inns 1-800-0000. This is an older hotel situated near excellent shopping and across the street from Halifax's famous Public Gardens. There are also a variety of eating establishments nearby.
**A 15 minute walk from the conference.

Camp Grounds--

Shubie Park: 902-435-8328
Grand Lake Provincial Park: 902-861-1623

Other Reservations(e.g. Bed and Breakfast)--

Tourist Information may be obtained through Check In Nova Scotia, a free reservation and information service at 1-800-565-0000.


Bus service to and from the airport is available at $12.00 one way, or $20.00 return. Taxis are $35.00 each way. The airport bus stops at all hotels on route to Halifax. The closest hotels to the conference are the Lord Nelson and the Holiday Inn Select--a taxi from these hotels to the conference run about $5, but it is a pleasant walk.

Within Halifax, the local bus costs $1.50 per trip, but most hotels are within walking distance.


Parking on campus is free to those guests staying in the residence facilities. Those not staying in the residence must purchase a parking pass at $6.45 per day. Passes will be available at the registration desk or they can purchased from Security. There is also on-street parking nearby (first come, first served).


Dalhousie University Conference Centre is just a short bus ride away downtown Halifax and its historic and vibrant waterfront and within walking distance of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Park, the Museum of Natural History, the famous Victorian Public Gardens and the trendy shops of Spring Garden Road. Downtown enjoy the hustle and bustle of historic properties, take a ferry ride across the busy harbour or visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. This year an extra special event coincides with the conference. From August 7-17, the streets wharves and open spaces of downtown Halifax turn into stages and performance areas for the 11th Annual International Buskers Festival with street performers from all over the world.

Beyond Halifax, Nova Scotia offers supurb outdoor experiences such as the wilderness and beauty of Kejimkujik National Park, Whale Watching in the Bay of Fundy where Humpbacks and even Right Whales are summer visitors. There's history everywhere; historic Annapolis Royal where Canada's colonial history began; the whole town of Lunenburg, a world heritage site, and Fortess Louisboug where you can step back into 18th century France.

Watch for details of 'A Maritime Sampler', a chance to bike, birdwatch, browse or just stroll with someone from your host team.

Registrants using Dalhousie accommodations will have access to Dalplex (the University's sports facility) which includes a swimming pool, weight room, tennis courts, etc. Computer terminals with modems will also be available for participants.