Halifax Regional Municipality is the Capital of Nova Scotia and the economic centre for the east coast of Canada. With a population of over 370,000, it is the largest city east of Québec and north of Boston. Halifax is experiencing consistent growth, with annual population increases of 1%. The Conference Board of Canada predicts the population of Halifax will reach 450,000 by the year 2020. For further detailed profile on Halifax Regional Municipality please visit the Greater Halifax Partnership.
Halifax offers a dynamic business community set in a strategic location halfway between Europe and the west coast of North America.
The Port of Halifax is one of the world's leading ports, known for its location, facilities, services and efficient connection to locations around the world.
Halifax is also the eastern terminus for the Canadian National Railway domestic and international service along with Eastern Canada to Northeastern United States to global destinations.
Halifax International Airport is Atlantic Canada’s gateway to the world. It is the region’s principal full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients with access to markets across the country, the United States and Europe, and the only airport in Atlantic Canada to offer U.S. preclearance by on-site U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. The Airport welcomes more than 3.2 million passengers each year, and is an internationally recognized leader in customer service, having received three first place awards in the AETRA Airport Customer Satisfaction Survey two years in a row.
Approximate travel times from Halifax Regional Municipality by road:
|Urban Center||km||mi.||Truck Time|
|Portland, ME||916||569||12:15 hours|
|Quebec City||1077||669||15:00 hours|
|New York||1470||913||20:25 hours|
|Washington, D.C.||1806||1122||25:05 hours|
Prosperity is evidenced in the growth of science, industry and education, and in a traditional way of life that fosters progress while maintaining a quality of life that is second to none. Our well-educated labour force, quality of life, and world- class Business Parks enable companies to realize significant advantages from Greater Halifax's strategic location.
To find out more about the Business Parks that offer the best locations, the best mix of services and the best prices, visit the rest of our Business Parks website or contact the HRM Corporate Real Estate Office.