Visitor and Travel Information

Travel Awards

New this year! The Crossroads 2018 organizing committee is pleased to announce that we are offering four (4) travel awards to student presenters at Crossroads 2018. Three (3) awards will be presented to graduate students and one (1) award will be presented to an undergraduate student. The travel award (approx.: $220 CAD) will cover:
  • Friday night accommodation at the Lord Nelson Hotel (Downtown Halifax)
  • Full weekend conference registration
All travel, meals, and incidentals are the responsibility of the student.
In order to be considered for a travel award, students must:
    1. Reside outside of Halifax and the surrounding area.
    2. Have submitted an abstract for presentation to Crossroads 2019.
    3. Provide a list of estimated travel expenses.
To apply for a travel award, please email starting Thursday January 11th, 2018. Awards will be given out on a first-come first-serve basis to eligible students until they run out.


Crossroads has partnered with the Lord Nelson hotel to offer a discounted rate for conference attendees. You can book by telephone, e-mail or online (Please note this link automatically includes our discounted rate). Full details and instructions for booking at the Lord Nelson.

Rooms will be available online until Friday, February 09, 2018. After this time reservations will be accepted based on availability, so please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation.

Travel – Air

Crossroads is pleased to announce we have partnered with WestJet for a travel discount to Halifax from anywhere WestJet flies in North America. Simply use the coupon code KYJZWGP when booking to receive 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares (with some restrictions including blackout dates of March 8 to 11). Read the full WestJet booking instructions.

Travel – Ground

We have arranged a partnership with Driver Dave’s to get you from Stanfield International Airport to downtown Halifax. Driver Dave’s is a student-oriented door-to-door shuttle transportation service that makes travel to and from Halifax both easy and affordable! Driver Dave’s is a great alternative to taxi or car service (approx. $60-70 one way).

Special Deal – Book Driver Dave’s online using the code CROSS2017.

      • If 3 or more other students book using the same code within the same approximate arrival time as your flight, you will all receive a discounted ride ($20 CAD one way).
      • If there are two of you, it is $25 CAD each one way.
      • If fewer than 3 students book using the same code, your ride will be regular price ($35 CAD one way).

Consider planning your travel in advance with other students from your area to take advantage of this great deal.