Delta Halifax Hotel, Nova Scotia
The Delta Halifax Hotel makes its home today in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is owned by the Delta Hotels chain but when it opened in 1974 it was owned by the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway chain of luxury hotels.
Nova Scotia has been referred to as ‘the ocean playground of Canada’ and has been served by several other branch railways throughout its history. The CP came to Halifax in 1912 through the acquisition of one of those smaller lines, the Dominion Atlantic Railway. Even though CP owned the Dominion Atlantic, it still ran the service under the latter’s name.
The hotel’s basic double room rate is CAD 149 (£90.70) and includes a refrigerator and LCD flat screen television.
Guests can enjoy seafood at the hotel’s Halifax Restaurant and try some of the local craft beers and good quality wines from the province. The hotel has meeting and wedding facilities, plus a rooftop ballroom.
There is much to see and do in the area surrounding the hotel too. Guests can enjoy the local pubs, Halifax Harbour and boutique shopping. The Delta Halifax also has a climate-controlled walkway link to the Casino Nova Scotia for a little gaming enjoyment as well.
Today, the Dominion Atlantic and CP no longer run passenger services into Halifax. However, VIA Rail operates The Ocean passenger service from Montreal. The train station is located close to the Halifax Seaport Market on Hollis Street and the Delta Halifax Hotel is located a few blocks to the northwest.
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