Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

  • Iain M.
    "Handy if you're in Nova Scotia and need to make a quick getaway"(4 Tips)
    Michael M.
    "Tim Hortons & Starbucks are both in security area as are beer pub."(7 Tips)
    Adam T.
    "US Departure area"(3 Tips)
    Julia Victoria  🇮🇹👑
    "Free wifi for all !!! Thanks !"(10 Tips)
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  • Rob B.
    Rob BeggApril 7, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Hungry? Eat at the Chickenburger BEFORE you go through security. It's super awesome and actually an authentic Halifax thing. I recommend: chicken burger with mayo and fried onions and a coke.
  • Suki N.
    Suki NegusseJanuary 6, 2015
    Do not plan on sleeping on the benches here, they have separating thingy between them. That being said, it's clean, there's free wifi, and you can easily find power outlets. Awesome airport
  • Alex H.
    Alex HarrisJanuary 4, 2011
    You might as well drive into Hali and test out your liver at split crow on a Wednesday or Thursday night( 9-10 power hour) or go at 1 on Saturday afternoon power starts at 430 get nice and buckled
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysJuly 22, 2014
    Montréal's famous landmark, Notre-Dame Basilica, is a visually pleasing if slightly gaudy symphony of carved wood, paintings, gilded sculptures and stained-glass windows.
  • PCL Construction
    PCL ConstructionJanuary 8, 2013
    PCL provided preconstruction services, project planning, and sequential tendering in such a way as to deliver an expanded terminal that can accommodate more passengers. Read more
  • Myra M.
    Myra MOctober 11, 2014
    You put your own baggage on the conveyor here; make sure to put soft bags in a bin. Legends right by Gate 18 has an awesome lobster roll.
  • Frederic G.
    Frederic GonzaloNovember 26, 2013
    Great neck & back massage by gate 16. They also do feet massage. 10$ for 10 mins, then 5$/5mins. Very relaxing before a flight :-)
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysDecember 30, 2014
    Place d'Armes: This recently renovated square is framed by some of the finest buildings in Old Montréal, including its oldest bank, first skyscraper and Basilique Notre-Dame.
  • Kim S.
    Very airy and easy to navigate. If you have a long layover but don't want to leave the airport, take a wander to the adjacent hotel to hang at their lobby. Avoid Maritime Ale House.
  • benchzone M.
    benchzone MahaoneSeptember 28, 2014
    Get to the security section ahead of time. Long line-up will be expected. You might encounter alot of passengers who got priority lane that gets into your lane... ggrrr!
  • Robbyn G.
    Robbyn GordonMay 17, 2015
    First visit to Halifax! Airport was easy to navigate & checked baggage was delivered promptly! Free Wi-Fi & friendly people too!
  • Michael M.
    Michael McCrea, CSS, NCSONovember 28, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Great little Airport that is growing larger every year. Tim Hortons & Starbucks are both in security area as are beer pub.
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PorterApril 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Clearwater sells a softer (less dry) version of dulse than the grocery store. Give it a try! Approx $4
  • George K.
    George KyriakosAugust 1, 2015
    An excellent airport, but the new luggage drop-off system that requires you to get your bags into the scanner yourself after the ground staff clear it, feels like a duplication of effort!
  • Ami T.
    Ami TMay 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Free Wifi...If you're traveling to the US eat BEFORE you go through security/customs...there's only one little cafe after you go through. Starbucks in the domestic departure area.
  • Michael M.
    Michael McCrea, CSS, NCSOApril 1, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    If you have your truck/car dropped off during the day for your late or early AM arrival, make sure the car/truck is put in daily parking spots not hourly. It will be costly at 03:00 AM pickup
  • Luke D.
    Luke DobekDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Gorgeous view from airport lounge upstairs, watch the planes take off in comfy seats. Take the glass elevator to get there.
  • Richard E.
    Richard EscobedoOctober 16, 2012
    free Wi-Fi here! plus, live lobster is sold here as carry-on. re-use the boxes for cheaper lobster. Starbucks and Timmy's here too-open early
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandJune 3, 2016
    Great mid-sized airport with plenty of amenities. Gets a bit crowded during peak hours.
  • Terri-Ann P.
    Terri-Ann PondOctober 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    All US airlines close their counters for check in 1 hour before the flight departs. Be sure to be there early.
  • Bobby H.
    Bobby HennesseyJune 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    US departure section has nothing in it - just a crappy coffee shop. Go through customs as late as you can. Chicago and Philly flight often delayed/cancelled, check online before leaving home
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FoleyNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My hometown does it right - Free WiFi throughout and the friendliest staff on the face of the earth :)
  • Stephan R.
    Stephan RichardMay 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    US departure has a small Tim Hortons kiosk for fresh coffee before take off. There's also a nice restaurant with delicious breakfast.
  • Sylvain P.
    Sylvain PreumontSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Free wifi, decent quality, as soon as you step out the plane. Very cool in the line for the custom !
  • Eddy S.
    Eddy St. CoeurJune 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The security process has been cited as the most thorough and slow airport security in the country. Give yourself some time
  • Sughra
    SughraJuly 13, 2013
    Friendliest security staff I've ever encounter in all my travels! Interact with you, make jokes :)
  • Sylvain P.
    Sylvain PreumontJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a "kid's port" - a kid's playground - in the departure area, in front of gate 18. Enjoy !
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LarsonSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Come for the relief... Stay for the irreverent toilet stall writings... Feel free to add to it :)
  • Monique G.
    Monique GionetSeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have long lay-overs at this airport, consider investing in a membership to the Maple Leaf Lounge.
  • Matt v.
    Matt vdMNovember 4, 2013
    3 pinball machines on the ground level, between arrivals and security (TAF, FT, AC/DC). Change machine for $5 bills.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HarrisJune 5, 2013
    Why do Canadian airports always tend to put the (US Coffee) Starbucks on the Canadian side and the (Canadian Coffee) on the US side of customs????? #ionlydrinkstarbucks.inwithdrawls
  • Iain M.
    Iain MallorySeptember 3, 2013
    Handy if you're in Nova Scotia and need to make a quick getaway
  • Nicolas P.
    Nicolas PikeSeptember 23, 2012
    The place you pickup your checked baggage after you land can be hard to find
  • Brad M.
    Brad MacdonaldJuly 12, 2010
    Be sure to get fresh Lobster from Clearwater before your flight! They'll package it up for you as the perfect carry-on too!
  • Sonya B.
    Sonya BatesonSeptember 20, 2013
    Security is very friendly and the seafood chowder at Legends is fantastic!
  • Dale W.
    Dale WMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Computers for rent at 4.95/30 min . Across from Legends bar between gate 16 and 20. Free wifi if you bring your own device
  • Naif A.
    Naif A.September 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget to buy a fresh lobster . They provide safe airplane boxes.
  • Denise
    DeniseAugust 12, 2011
    Free wifi and desk stations to plug in your laptop and other chargeable equipment!
  • Chrisanna D.
    Chrisanna DoyleJune 6, 2013
    The public washrooms have scent sprayers, so people with MCS/EE and asthma beware!
  • Terri-Ann P.
    Terri-Ann PondOctober 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If leaving on a flight to the US in the late afternoon remember that US Customs closes at 4:30pm
  • Farimah Z.
    Farimah ZadehJune 15, 2015
    Good supply of power outlets. I am impressed. ✈
  • J Tulk
    J TulkApril 21, 2014
    Grab a good coffee before heading through US Departures! Nothing good awaits you on the other side!
  • Steve
    SteveJune 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try Legends once you are through security. AMAZING food
  • Simon F.
    Simon Favreau-LessardAugust 31, 2015
    U.S. Border control opens at 5am so don't bother showing up much earlier than that if you're flying to the U.S.
  • Erin E.
    Erin EatonJanuary 8, 2011
    There is very little beyond US customs, so be sure to get a coffee or do your shopping before security.
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TratchAugust 29, 2012
    Legends Nova Scotia is great.delicious food...fast as hell service. I ordered, ate, and paid in just under an hour.
  • Bethany S.
    Bethany StoutApril 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want to know what's going on in Halifax pick up a copy of The Coast or check online www.thecoast.ca
  • Cory B.
    Cory BeattyAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have time, ChickenBurger is a must.
  • Stacy W.
    Stacy WhiteJuly 28, 2011
    There is a booster juice by gate 22... And that is fantastic.
  • Michael M.
    Michael McCrea, CSS, NCSOSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Great Airport now with a Hotel onsite and many Tim Hortons
  • Mike W.
    Mike WhittonMarch 2, 2012
    Makes you wonder. Somehow this is here. I am now mayor and will try and fix tonight.
  • Julie M.
    Julie MacJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out for customs! This airport may be small but they have the most overzealous customs employees.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HartAugust 12, 2013
    A place to either leave or arrive by airplane.
  • Hammad A.
    Hammad AhmedAugust 27, 2014
    Stay downstairs if you are early for your departure
  • Jim D.
    Jim DavisOctober 22, 2014
    No poached eggs in departure restaurants! Just fried!
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey MacEachernNovember 8, 2012
    Free wifi for all. There is also a Starbucks up next to Gate 23.
  • Colleen P D.
    Colleen P DortJune 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Picking up my hunny. So excited to see him again. :-)
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RApril 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out for the parking nazis when picking anyone up from arrivals/dropping them at departures.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CNovember 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The security people here are the friendliest in Canada!
  • Pam T.
    Pam TraczJune 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a coffee after the security check in at Starbucks, Tim Hortons or the cafe.
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PorterJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    You can still get gingerbread and pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks here.
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PorterDecember 1, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    1lb bags of NS salt H20 taffy & maple taffy on sale: 2 for $16 (vs $24) Makes a grey group gift/treat/souvenir.
  • Ian S.
    Ian SmithSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Frustrated at Delta! Every time there is an issue!
  • Adam T.
    Adam ThurlowApril 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the cajun chicken wrap at Spirit of the Maritimes in the US Departure area :) Delish!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCannJuly 23, 2011
    We don't just build ships. We build icons. http://CanadianShipsStartHere.ca/?utm_source=4s
  • Michael L.
    Michael LundaySeptember 21, 2012
    Tim Hortons now open in the US Departure Gate Area.
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PunwasiDecember 16, 2012
    Mmmm....fresh live lobster at an airport. It's like they're spying on my dreams.
  • Joanne N.
    Joanne NoelOctober 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Massage booth is recommended - 15 min for $10.
  • Fanny R.
    Fanny RApril 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Friendly airport staff.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GaltonApril 11, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't ask for helicopter flavoured crisps, they only have plane!
  • Chris M.
    Chris McDonaldMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    NEXUS holders get to skip to the short line, even at Domestic Departures. Don't forget your card!
  • Jared M.
    Jared MacKenzieNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    MetroX bus fare is $3.25 exact change only!
  • Charles-Antoine A.
    Charles-Antoine AugerAugust 24, 2010
    Even though it's a small airport, be ready to wait a good 30 minutes for the security check,
  • Darryl M.
    Darryl MacLeodJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Lots of outlets for plugging in your gear.
  • Barbie G.
    Barbie GOctober 8, 2013
    Very friendly and helpful staff.
  • Julia Victoria  🇮🇹👑
    Free wifi for all !!! Thanks !
  • Rick J.
    Love being able to have a beer at 4:30AM.
  • snapd H.
    snapd HalifaxAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Pick up your FREE copy of SNAP Halifax from the stand by the information booth!
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DooleyJuly 7, 2011
    If flying United, beware of ticket agent w/ gold teeth... He's bitter and will eff you every time.
  • Marina M.
    Marina MochelSeptember 5, 2013
    Nicest US custom ever!!
  • NS2Go
    NS2GoNovember 16, 2011
    Here's a mobile web site to help you find information about Nova Scotia http://ns2go.mobi Read more
  • Mitch N.
    Mitch NelsonJuly 15, 2011
    Not much past the US customs, so eat you may want to hit Timmy's before you check in
  • J.C. B.
    J.C. BouvierApril 16, 2011
    They sell my favorite mag Monocle in the US departure gate shop...
  • Lor
    LorJuly 4, 2011
    Buy some lobster on your way out!
  • Ian S.
    Ian SmithMarch 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always check your flights before heading out to the airport!!
  • snapd H.
    snapd HalifaxOctober 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Pick up your FREE copy of SNAP Halifax on your way in...or out!
  • Dewey M.
    Dewey MacleodAugust 19, 2015
    Free unlimited wifi... Nuff said.
  • Geoff C.
    Geoff CampbellOctober 1, 2011
    Get your lobsters before security!
  • Loki_of_Mars
    Loki_of_MarsAugust 2, 2014
    Starbucks at 20
  • Daniel D.
    Daniel DonovanSeptember 4, 2012
    I love free wifi :)
  • shannon k.
    shannon kinneyMay 11, 2012
    The fountains are beautiful!
  • Wide Eyes
    Wide EyesMarch 18, 2014
    US boarder guard was a darling!
  • Nicolas P.
    Nicolas PikeSeptember 16, 2012
    Some plugs in the seats after you go through security don't work!
  • Jim T.
    Jim TraisterJuly 3, 2016
    Unfortunately, no UBER service yet...but even with the $60 taxi one/ charge to offsite Enterprise...it is much cheaper to rent a car vs at the airport.
  • David M.
    David MiddletonSeptember 5, 2015
    Huge line for domestic flights.
  • Nick G.
    Nick GastonApril 22, 2013
    Nice sunny airport!
  • Stretch 1.
    Stretch 1neOctober 2, 2014
    Halifax, Nova Scotia I just touched down! What it do
  • Sam K.
    Sam KirklandAugust 18, 2013
    No Kinder Eggs allowed in the US
  • Terri-Ann P.
    Terri-Ann PondOctober 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    US departures now has a Tim Hortons past security and customs.
  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZinggAugust 31, 2014
    Friendy people everywhere:-)
  • Grigoriy P.
    Grigoriy PlakhotnikovSeptember 28, 2013
    В зоне вылета здесь есть Tim Hortons, куча магазинов (газеты, сувениры, электроника)- супер! Еще здесь можно купить свежего лобстера. А вот Wi-Fi, кажется, работает не везде. Счастливого пути всем!
  • Leda Cristine M.
    Bastante competente. Vc pesa sua mala, retira e cola etiqueta e despacha sozinha. Legal demais. Vendem lagostas vivas
  • Camille N.
    Camille N.November 16, 2014
    OK mais il peut y avoir une longue queue aux voitures de location.
  • Sylvain P.
    Sylvain PreumontSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Internet gratuit dès la sortie de l'avion, cool pour s'occuper dans la queue de la douane
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