Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada

 Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada

November 16, 2018

Event:  Please be aware that on Saturday, November 17, 2018 a demonstration is scheduled to take place in Halifax from 13:00 – 15:00 to protest the Halifax International Security Forum.  Demonstrators will be gathering in the Halifax Freedom and Peace Park (formerly known as Cornwallis Park), across the street from the main entrance of the Westin Hotel.

 Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the Halifax Freedom and Peace Park.
  • Exercise caution in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

 For Assistance:

The U.S. Consulate General is located at 1969 Upper Water Street, (Purdy’s Wharf Tower II) Suite 904, Halifax, Canada and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.  You can reach us at 1-902-429-2480 during business hours.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Embassy is 1-902-429-2480, extension 1.  Our e-mail address is

State Department – Consular Affairs (888)407-4747 or (202)501-4444

For further information about security in Canada:

See the Department of State travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Canada Country Specific Information.

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

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