Holiday Inn Harbourview | (902) 463-1100 | 101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1L9

Holiday Inn Harbourview

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions from guests of our hotel. Hopefully you will find this information useful. If you have a question that is not on the list, please feel free to contact the hotel, it would be our pleasure to assist you.

1. Q: Do you have HI-Speed Internet? If so what is the cost?

A: Yes, we have wireless on all floors and it’s free to all guests.


2. Q: What are the hours of your Dining Room?

A: Café 101 is open for Breakfast from 7:00AM - 11:00AM (Breakfast Buffet closes at 10:00AM) , Lunch 11:00AM – 2:00PM & Dinner from 5:00PM – 10:00PM.


3. Q: Do you have a pool?

A: We have an outdoor heated pool, plus we provide complimentary day passes to the Dartmouth Sportsplex located right next to the hotel. (Our outdoor pool is temporarily out of order for repairs.)


4. Q: Do you offer other pillow types?

A: Yes, There is a pillow menu in your room. Please choose your preference and we will have it delivered right away.


5. Q: My flight leaves this evening and I need to store my luggage. Is it possible for you to store my luggage for me?

A: Yes, we provide a secure area where your luggage can be stored. We will tag your baggage for you, store it, and once you are ready to depart the hotel someone at the front desk will be more than happy to retrieve your luggage for you.


6. Q: Can I collect airmiles or points here at this hotel?

A: Holiday Inn has a loyalty program called IHG Rewards Club. You can collect airmiles or points on each qualifying stay. If you would like I can explain it in further detail and also sign you up right here at the desk.


7. Q: Do you have a business centre?

A: Yes we do have a business centre. It is in the lobby and is equipped with two computers and a printer. Both work stations are connected to high speed internet service. In addition we offer a full range of business centre services.


8. Q: Do you allow pets?

A: Yes, Holiday Inn Harbourview Hotel is pet friendly. Please refer to our pet policy page for more information on bringing your pet with you.


9. Q: How far from the airport is the hotel?

A: The hotel is 20 minutes from the airport. Directions can be found on our maps and directions page.


10. Q: What is the quickest way to Downtown Halifax?

A: Go out to the front of the hotel turn left going Northwest towards the MacDonald Bridge. Turn LEFT onto ANGUS L MACDONALD BRIDGE. Drive across the bridge and take the BARRINGTON STREET ramp off to your right. Drive straight onto Barrington Street and continue to drive for 2 minutes. This will put you right into the heart of the city.

Current Weather

Halifax Weather

Halifax experiences warm summers but nothing too hot because of the city's location alongside the Atlantic Ocean. June, July and August normally bring high temperatures of 20°C to 23°C. Evenings are cooler (9°C to 13°C). Winters in Halifax are cold and snowy. Storms that move up the Atlantic Seaboard including Nor'easters often affect Halifax. Snowfall totals in December, January and February normally average 50cm to 64cm (200-225 cm over the course of the season), while daytime temperatures during these winter months are normally near or below 0°C. Tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes can affect Halifax during the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30. The city normally sees about 670mm of rain over the course of the season.

What to Pack

Spring/Fall

Public Gardens in Halifax

Early spring can be quite unpredictable in Dartmouth / Halifax, with daytime temperatures in March and April near or below 10°C with the occasional chance of below freezing temperatures and snow. May brings a noticeable warmup, with daytime temperatures averaging near 15°C.

Autumn is quite mild in Halifax. Mid October usually brings the first frost.

What to Pack

  • Warm clothing that can be layered during the day
  • Light waterproof rain coat
  • Warm coat for the evenings
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Summer

In the Summer months (June, July, August) Dartmouth / Halifax experiences warm summers, with cool evenings.With high temperatures in the range of 20°C to 23°C.

What to Pack

  • Light Coat
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Shorts/Bathing Suit
  • Light Clothing that can be Layered
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Winter

In the Winter months (December, January, February) Halifax experiences mild winters, with temperature typically in the range of -1°C to 1°C. Halifax normally receives approx. 200+ cm of snowfall during the course of the season.

What to Pack

  • Warm/Heavy coat
  • Waterproof boots/shoes
  • Gloves, scarf and warm hat

About Dartmouth/Halifax

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Dartmouth,on the eastern side of Halifax Harbour, was Nova Scotia's second-largest city before amalgamation. The Dartmouth waterfront has boardwalks that lead east and west from the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal, providing visitors with excellent views of McNab's Island, George's Island and the two bridges--the Angus L. McDonald and the A. Murray MacKay. The Peace Pavilion, a triangular structure representing equality and unity, order and reason, displays stones and bricks donated from around the world. Alderney Landing accommodates a variety of special events, such as the Multicultural Festival and Canada Day celebrations. Dartmouth has the oldest saltwater ferry system in North America.

Lake Banook

Dartmouth, long known as the "City of Lakes," has 23 lakes that provide opportunities for kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing and swimming. Lake Banook boasts a world-class paddling course where regattas are held each weekend of July and August. The Dartmouth lakes are popular in winter for skating and ice hockey. A new fitness trail has been developed, starting at Lake Banook and ending at Shubie Park off the Waverley Road, Route 318. The park has nature trails, playing fields, a campground and a supervised beach. Dartmouth has five other supervised freshwater beaches. Birch Cove Beach on Lake Banook is the most popular. Other lake beaches include Albro Lake, Graham Grove Beach on Lake Banook, Maynard's Lake and Penhorn Lake.

The Maritime Old Time Fiddling Contest takes place in mid-July. During July and August, visitors to Shubie Park can take part in the events that make up Shubie Days. Natal Day is celebrated in Dartmouth and Halifax on the first weekend in August. Both sides of the harbour come alive with parades, concerts, and fireworks.

Shopping is not a problem in Dartmouth. Two of the largest shopping malls in Canada are located here, Mic Mac Mall and Dartmouth Crossing, as well as many smaller shopping malls and strip malls. Halifax is minutes away by car, bus, or ferry and is the capital of Nova Scotia. Put on your walking shoes because Halifax is best explored on foot. From the second-largest natural harbour in the world, to the Citadel, to beautiful gardens and parks, there's much to see and do in Halifax.

A walk along the harbour front is sure to entertain. Watch as ships from every corner of the world pull into port.

You can see historic ships on display at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Among the more than 20,000 maritime artifacts on display, you'll find one commemorating the "unsinkable" Titanic. When in port, the world-famous schooner "Bluenose II" docks at the museum and offers sailing tours of Halifax Harbour. One of the museums most recognized treasures, the CSS Acadia, Canada's first hydrographic vessel, also rests dockside.

Citadel Hill

Reenactments of British military life in the 1800's can be seen at the Citadel, once one of the largest British fortresses in North America. The Citadel is now a National Historic Site of Canada. If you're there at midday, cover your ears. The firing of the noonday cannon has become a Halifax tradition. The hilltop setting of the Citadel provides a remarkable bird's eye view of the city, the harbour and another Halifax landmark, the Town Clock.

If you're thirsty for a little brew, there's no shortage of pubs in Halifax. And you can be sure they're all serving Keith's. Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery is located at Salter and Lower Water streets in Halifax and is open to the public for tours.

Nature enthusiasts will want to tour Halifax Public Gardens to take in the beautiful tree-lined paths, water fountains, duck ponds, Victorian flower beds and more. For a taste of the great outdoors, head to Point Pleasant Park, a 75-hectare wooded expanse at the tip of the Halifax Peninsula.

In the summertime, those looking for a little sun, sand and surf needn't look any farther than Crystal Crescent Beach, one of Halifax's favourite summertime getaways. Laze away the day amid secluded coves, turquoise-blue water and soft, white sand.

For more information on the Halifax area, click here to visit Halifaxinfocenter.com.

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