Before visiting us, let our students show you around campus, sharing what a day at King's really looks like. More >>


The college keeps a busy schedule of public lectures and talks that are open to the community at large. This means you, too. Check our events listings for upcoming lectures. More >>

Visit King's

Explore the college first-hand: absorb a lecture, tour the campus, chat with students and experience a taste of King's.

Campus tours

We believe that a campus visit is one of the most important aspects of selecting a university that is right for you. Most students and their families plan to visit King's during a week when classes are in session. This means that you can not only meet with an admissions officer and have a guided tour of campus, but  sit in on a Foundation Year Programme lecture, too. We also invite you to enjoy a complementary lunch in our meal hall.

Booking your tour

We are happy to provide personalized tours for you, your family, and friends. Please let us know that you are coming at least one week in advance by filling out a tour form. If you would like to tour Dalhousie University on the same visit, you can arrange your tour by visiting the Dalhousie website.

Please note the following:

  • Please book your tour before making travel arrangements or booking flights so that we can offer you the best possible tour experience
  • Regularly scheduled tours are offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:30- 12:30.
  • The university is closed on Canadian statutory holidays and over the Christmas break (20 December  2013 - 2 January 2014). Tours are not available when the university is closed. Please check the important dates page for details.

Events calendar

Coming to King's for a visit? Why not check out our current events listing here?

School/class Visits

King’s invites school groups to visit the campus Monday through Friday. Our recruitment team would be delighted to arrange a program for your group that includes a presentation from a member of our staff, a tour of the campus, and an opportunity to connect with our faculty.

Contact our recruitment team at 902.422.1271 ext. 263.

Open Houses

Undergraduate open houses

Open Houses provide another opportunity for prospective students to see what King's is like, both inside and outside the classroom. These day-long events include presentations and Q&As, a mock FYP lecture, guided tours of campus, complementary lunch in Prince Hall, a School of Journalism information session (for those interested) and a student forum.

Upcoming Open Houses for  the 2013-2014 school year:

Friday, 14 February  2014
Friday and Saturday, 8-9 August  2014

RSVP using this form.

Getting Here - Location and Parking


By car, the most popular route to King's College is from the north and from the Halifax International Airport, along Route 102 (Bicentennial Drive), which brings you into downtown Halifax via Bayers Road. If you're coming from the United States, you can reach Nova Scotia by driving through New Brunswick.

Flying times to Halifax:

  • Toronto: 2 hours
  • Montreal: 1.5 hours
  • Boston: 1.5 hours
  • New York: 2 hours
  • Washington DC: 2 hours

Halifax International Airport has daily arrivals from many North American and European cities. The airport is approximately a 30-minute drive from the King's campus but please allow extra time for inclement weather, peak traffic times and parking.

Accommodations for out-of-town guests are available at a preferred rate at the Lord Nelson Hotel, located about a 10-minute walk from campus and in close proximity to shopping, entertainment, restaurants, local attractions and bus stops. This hotel is also a destination for the airport shuttle bus service. Contact the hotel and ask for the University of King's College room rate. And please view information on other accommodations, services, attractions and maps.

Parking on campus

Please check with our receptionist, Stephanie Boudreau, concerning availability of temporary parking passes for on-campus parking. Call just prior to your arrival (902.422.1271), or visit the reception desk in-person, located inside the front door of the Arts and Administration Building. If on-campus parking is unavailable, you may park on the streets surrounding the campus.