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Dalhousie University

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Address: 6385 South Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2, Canada
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+1 902-494-2211

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I attended DAL in the 60's and it was both enlightening and interesting to see all of the many addistions to the campus that has spread so much down University Avenue. New... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
New Brunswick
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Toronto, Canada
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640 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice looking campus, one of the more traditional in Canada, and proximity to the water helps, but there is little to distinguish this from other places. Best to visit for a visiting talk or for a demonstration of some kind. Otherwise just a place to walk or drive through.

Thank FirstCircle
Halifax, Canada
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An alumni of Dal as it is informally called has quite the history to it starting with Kings College. It is also one of 10 best university in North America to attend for Medicine and Theatre studies. Beautiful grounds close to the Public Gardens on Spring Garden Road...it is all in walking distance of our most fashionable shopping area.

Thank Brewster8861
Hamilton, Canada
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605 reviews
354 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Spent some time walking around the university grounds in downtown Halifax. There are some lovely older buildings that make up the campus. If you are just visiting the city there really is not much else to do with respect to the university except to wander the grounds and look into some of the buildings to get a feel of an... More 

Thank trainfan2000
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908 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a wonderful free lecture given by Doctors from Dal med school to the public. We went last week and were surprised at how interesting and informative the two lectures by a were . One was by a Dermatologist and the over Liver Specialist . The hold several of these classes throughout October on Thursday evenings. Check out their... More 

Thank easterntreker
New Brunswick
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149 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I attended DAL in the 60's and it was both enlightening and interesting to see all of the many addistions to the campus that has spread so much down University Avenue. New buildings tend to have kept a similar architecural style as the old campus so the end result looks pretty pleasing.

Thank Cubatan
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We went for our grandson's competition so gave us chance to view the grounds which are fabulous. He did great and came home with badges which he does all the time and he is only 13 and we are all very proud of him especially grandparents and of course his mom too....

Thank 562rachelp
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Dalhousie University is a large sprawling urban campus that has within it three campuses in Halifax and one in Truro about 100 kilometres away. It is not a single site but rather a rich and diverse array of interesting scholarship.

Thank NKJ2
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258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I went to tour with my daughter who was starting fall classes. It is an easy campus to navigate and is very pretty. It has a great community feel and my daughter loves it. So many houses near campuses house students, so it is a great city to be a college student in.

Thank Spoonermomma1
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

I stayed there with a youth group of 50 people and the dorm that we were in, Le Marchant, was great! It was clean, fresh and comfortable. The breakfast in howe Hall could have been better. If you are looking for a place to stay with a large group, this is it!!

Thank Judie P
Waterdown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Amazing architecture and a beautiful campus. Lots of activity in spite of the off season.Some gorgeous old buildings. Worth a drive by for sure. Would like to have seen inside.

Thank macraee2016

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