June 8-11, 2023 Truro, Nova Scotia Register Now
North American Rock Garden Society
2023 Conference

Getting Here

Nova Scotia is accessible by land, sea or air. See the Nova Scotia Tourism site for full travel information.

The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is 65 km (40 miles) from the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus. It has direct flights from most Canadian and Eastern US cities. We will provide airport shuttle information.  There are Maritime Bus scheduled trips from the airport to Truro leaving at 12:45 and 3:50 pm.  Tickets can be purchased at their website, maritimebus.ca, for $14.25 Canadian.  Be sure to allow for 30-60 minutes to clear customs after you arrival.  Send any questions on transportation to the conference e-mail: nargs060823@gmail.com.

For driving, the ferry from Bar Harbour Maine to Yarmouth Nova Scotia offers summer service.

Come to see our wonderful coastal scenery, varied habitats and beautiful gardens!

By Air

Halifax Airport is served by direct flights from a number of Canadian cities (Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver), US cities (Boston, Philadelphia and Newark), and Europe (London, Paris, Frankfurt). Connecting flights are available from anywhere in North America or Europe.  The Dalhousie Agricultural Campus is 65 km (40 miles) from the Halifax Airport and can be reached through local bus service (twice daily at 12:45 and 3:50 pm,  $14.25 Canadian) or limousine/shuttle service (cost approximately $140 Canadian for up to four passengers).

By Car (and sea)

Truro is about 9 ½ hours from Boston, 11 hours from Montreal or 13 hours from New York City by driving on the highway.  If you want an adventure along the way you can take the Bar Harbor Maine to Yarmouth NS catamaran ferry.


You have two choices for accommodation, staying on campus at the Dalhousie AC Residences, or staying at the Inn on Prince, about 1 mile way from campus.

The residence rooms are $38.50 single or $52.00 double a night and have shared washrooms.  They can be reserved at https://stay.dal.ca/NARGS2023.bnb

There will be a shuttle bus to bring conference participants from the Inn on Prince to the conference session.  The cost for the Inn on Prince is $129 per night, single or double.  To receive this rate you must book by telephone at 888-895-1651 or 902-895-1651 advising that you are part of the NARGS Conference.

June 8-11, 2023 Truro, Nova Scotia - Register Now