The Shubenacadie Canal Commission invites you to arrange your next special function at the Fairbanks Centre.
The facility is available during regular business hours, year-round, and just minutes from downtown, but nestled into a quiet edge of Shubie Park. Where else could you treat your staff, customers and associates to such a unique venue?
The site is shared with Canal locks 2 and 3, making it one of the most historic settings in Dartmouth. The Avery Room can accommodate up to 40 people at meeting tables, or 60 in a theatre style set up. The space is comfortable, has great natural acoustics and is ‘tech-ready’. Boardroom space is available, as well as lots of free parking.
During breaks, your guests can tour the exhibit area where the history of the 1860’s Canal era is brought to life. They can have lunch there too, or on the balcony overlooking the historic locks and the waterway’s Deep Cut. Those who wish to take a refreshing stroll at lunchtime can find several short hikes along the canal route between two of Dartmouth’s most popular lakes.
During the Summer months other services are available at Shubie Park. Kayak Rentals and cafe services are located adjacent to the meeting space.
Are you planning a conference for your association? A retreat focusing on health and wellness? Maybe it's a convention for your fellow hobby enthusiasts or a reunion for your family or alumni? What about a training camp focusing on athletic development? A sunset cascading over the ocean for your wedding backdrop? Tell us what you need and we'll take care of the details!
Whatever your requirements are, our extensive facilities help set the stage for a fresh approach to learning and leisure. We have over 40 meetings spaces available including a 588-seat theatre and banquet hall to seat up to 800! We offer standard conference services along with economy options and help you customize a program to suit your need and budget.
'Offering Customized Solutions for your Group Planning Needs'
Our facility’s view of the pristine waters & sunsets of St. Margaret’s Bay is second to none. Your Shining Waters Event goes beyond the rental space. At Shining Waters we are pleased to provide full service wedding packages, meeting space, catered dinners, and so much more! With a professional team of planning and setup staff we set the bar high. Setup and clean-up included in rental fees, you are left with the time to focus on and enjoy your wedding day or event booked with us. Shining Waters is unlike any other venue, and is only 20 minutes from Halifax! Contact us today!
Dooly's Bedford and Lower Sackville offer full service catering provided by Resto Urban Dining for your party as well as a spacious flexible location with lots of FUN things to do aside from pool:
DJ, Band, Or Karaoke
Bar Olympics (pool, darts, foosball, shuffleboard, rod hockey etc)
Board Game Night
Painting Party provided by Creative Crew Art Parties
We have large private rooms and can host parties up to 150 people and can accommodate any type of party.
Please specify either Bedford or Sackville when requesting pricing.
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