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The IEEE WIE ILS  venue will be The Westin Nova Scotian. The renovated Westin Nova Scotian is the ultimate Halifax hotel. Located on the Halifax waterfront, this hotel is steps from world-class shopping and dining options.

The Westin Nova Scotian is proud to have been awarded Four Diamonds by CAA/AAA in addition to a 4 ½ Star rating by Canada Select. The hotel features modern amenities, an indoor pool, and a Westin Workout facility. The hotel is 100% non-smoking and is pet-friendly.

Our accommodations include 310 air-conditioned rooms and suites with 4-piece bath, high-definition cable television and in-room movies. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of Halifax Harbour or Cornwallis Park. Slip into a plush robe and relax in one of our Heavenly beds.

Nourish your soul in our restaurant, elements on hollis. The restaurant has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Wine Spectator’s Award. For lighter fare and a local craft beer, Roy’s Lounge is open daily.

Westin Nova Scotian


1181 Hollis Street,
Halifax, B3H 2P6,
Halifax Metro

Flying to Halifax

Halifax Stanfield International Airport Halifax International [YHZ] is the primary air passenger facility in the Halifax of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

Take Highway 102 for approximately 35 kilometres (22 miles) to Exit 6. Depending on traffic, it takes about 30 to 45 minutes to drive by car from downtown Halifax.

Seasonal shuttle bus service (between May 1 and October 31 only) is available to the downtown Halifax area via Airport Express. A one-way ticket is $22 (round trip $40). From November 1 to April 30 Maritime Bus Coach offers limited service between the Airport to the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel on Terminal Road.

Land Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge that IEEE WIE ILS Halifax 2019 will be held in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet), and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

We are all Treaty people