About Halifax

Fun facts

Haifax area population: 480,000-plus (2023)

Student life

Halifax is home to 7 universities and colleges. The city is culturally vibrant and filled with restaurants, clubs, concert venues, and more. There are fun shopping districts and farmers' markets, all within the city centre.


The campus of Atlantic School of Theology is right on the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean and is a beautiful spot to relax and reflect. There is a 190-acre park just a few minutes' walk from the campus, with miles of nature trails. Within the city of Halifax, you'll find plenty of opportunities for sports and leisure activities, from yoga, tennis, and swimming, to canoeing, dancing, team sports, martial arts, and more.  Within a 30-60 minute drive of the city, you'll find wilderness, camping, hiking, sailing, skiing, and more.

Photo: A sunset view from our campus shore

Getting Here

Please note that citizens of the United States travelling between the U.S. and Canada now require a valid U.S. passport, Air NEXUS card or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner document.

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Halifax Transit