The Canadian Athletic Therapists Association cordially invites you, your staff and your family to come experience CATA’s 49th National Conference in Halifax, NS. The conference will be held at the Westin Nova Scotian, May 28-30, 2015. The core conference will take place on Friday and Saturday with a pre-conference workshop, tour of Peggy’s Cove, CATA Town Hall and KineMedics Welcome Reception and Pub Crawl on the Thursday. Friday, May 29th is the Exhibitor Day, and the evening will close with the Gatorade Annual Awards Banquet.
Halifax is a city rich with culture and history, that’s still located close to nature. So you can take in a festival on the waterfront and sample their fresh seafood - then travel minutes outside of the city for stunning coastal hikes or surfing on one of their long sandy beaches.
Find out more about what there is to do in and around Halifax on the Destination Halifax website
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“Don’t Miss” Halifax Attractions & Activities
Halifax’s Downtown Waterfront Boardwalk
Hugging the harbour for 10 city blocks from Pier 21 to Casino Nova Scotia, the boardwalk follows the water’s edge past shops, restaurants, attractions and the Historic Properties district.
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Over one million immigrants and Canadian military personnel passed through Pier 21 from 1928 to 1971. Discover their captivating stories at Atlantic Canada’s only national museum.
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Home to the 78th Highland Regiment, Halifax’s star-shaped fortress has stood watch over the city since the mid-1800s.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Immerse yourself in Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage whose captivating highlights include exhibits on the Halifax Explosion, Titanic and CSS Acadia.
Halifax Public Gardens
Designated a National Historic Site of Canada, these formal Victorian gardens filled with winding pathways, fountains, and flowerbeds, create a 17-acre oasis in the heart of the city.
Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery
Explore one of the oldest working breweries in North America with costumed guides leading the way.
Halifax Harbour Tours
There are loads of options to choose from to get a sea-level view of Halifax – take a sail on a tall ship, enjoy dinner on a sternwheeler, explore both land and sea by amphibious vehicle, discover the “big harbour” by tugboat, or a ride on North America’s oldest operating ferry service, departing from both sides of the harbor daily at 15-minute intervals during peak periods.
There are many ways to experience the Halifax outdoors. Consider a tour by Segway, open top Jeep, or bike. Find a special coastal hiking trail, fabulous beach or scenic cove to sea kayak or surfing at Lawrencetown or Martinique Beaches – all are just minutes from downtown Halifax!
Just a short drive from Halifax, Peggy’s Cove’s breathtaking natural beauty has made it one of Nova Scotia’s premier destinations – and one of the most photographed attractions in Canada.
Memory Lane Heritage Village
Stroll back in time and immerse yourself in the 1940s at this unique heritage site. Memory Lane is located 40 minutes from downtown Halifax, in Lake Charlotte, on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia.