International Category Theory Conference
CT 2006
Local Information

All prices quoted here are in Canadian Dollars. $1 CAN = $0.86 US = €0.71 Euro = £0.49 GBP = $1.21 AUD approximately (March 2006).

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Conference location

The CT 2006 Conference will be held at White Point Beach Resort, a seaside resort in Nova Scotia, Canada, about 100 minutes' drive from Halifax. Click on the thumbnail on the right for some maps showing the conference location. The address is:

White Point Beach Resort
Queens County
Nova Scotia B0T 1G0
Tel: 1-800-565-5068 (U.S. and Canada)
Tel: +1-902-354-2711 (international)
Fax: +1-902-354-7278
Email reservations:

Arrival and Departure Dates

Arrival date: Sunday, June 25
Departure date: Saturday, July 1

There will be an informal opening reception / buffet dinner on June 25 from 6:30-10:30pm. The check-in time is normally 2pm and check-out time is 11am. If you need to make special arrangements for early arrival or late departure, please make them by contacting White Point directly.

Subject to availability, White Point Beach Resort has agreed to extend the conference rates to the weeks before and after the conference in case any guests wish to stay longer. If you would like to arrange this, please contact White Point directly.

Airport Transportation

We will arrange for shared transportation between Halifax International Airport and White Point Beach Resort on the days of arrival and departure (June 25 and July 1), at no extra charge to conference participants and their guests. To take advantage of this, please let us know, at, your arrival and departure times, airline, and flight numbers, as soon as you have this information.

Please note that White Point Beach Resort is 150km from the airport, and there is no convenient alternative transportation available except for renting a car.


We have reserved a block of rooms and cottages for the conference. Note that, due to the secluded rural location of the conference, there are no convenient alternative accommodations.

Conference guests are asked to make their own individual reservations directly with the resort, by calling the above phone numbers or by emailing Please state that you are with the "Category Theory" conference at the time of booking. Please reserve your rooms by April 20. A deposit equal to the first night's charge will be payable upon making a reservation. Reservations are refundable, minus a $5 processing fee, with 72 hours cancellation notice. White Point Beach Resort accepts most major credit cards.

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Accommodation Choices

All conference guests will be accommodated at White Point Beach Resort. There is a choice between various types of rooms. The room prices include all meals and accommodation. The prices for conference participants are as follows (see further below for information on family members):

Lodge Rooms and One Bedroom Cottages - single occupancy $190.00
Lodge Rooms and One Bedroom Cottages - double occupancy $130.00 per person
Two and Three Bedroom Cottages * $160.00 per person *
Pricing for Family Members See below
*based on 2 people in a two bedroom cottage or 3 people in a three bedroom cottage.

The quoted prices are per person, per night, and include 3 meals as well as the conference coffee breaks. These prices are subject to an additional 15% sales tax (HST) and 12% gratuity.

Within each price category, you have many different choices of different rooms, for example, ocean view, river view, etc. For a detailed list of available accommodations and map, see our Room List. You can find pictures of these accommodations on White Point's Website.

Housemate Matching. If for reasons of economy or sociability you wish to share a multiple bedroom cottage but do not have a housemate lined up, White Point have indicated that they are willing to arrange shared accomodation (with people from our conference).

Accommodations for Family Members

When spouses/families attend with conference participants, there is no room charge for them staying in the same accommodations as the participant. However, family members are responsible for their own meals. Meals plans can be purchased at the front desk on arrival, or meals can also be purchased à la carte. The following meal plans are available (prices are per person, per day):
Meal plans for family members Breakfast and dinnerThree meals per day
Youths 11-18 yrs$23$32
Children 10 and under$11$17
Note: these meal prices only apply to spouses and family members, not to conference participants. For conference participants, three meals per day are already included in the room prices listed above.

Conference Facilities

Each lecture room will be equipped with a small whiteboard, one or two overhead projectors, as well as a data projector.

Internet Access

Two computers in the main lodge lobby will be available for all guests' use. High speed wireless internet will be available in the entire main lodge and the Lakeside Hall meeting room. The Main Lodge guest rooms therefore also have wireless internet. The remaining guest rooms are equipped with data port telephones or phone jacks that can be used for dial-up service.

Recreational Activities

The resort has canoes, paddleboats, rowboats, an indoor salt water pool and whirlpool, a games room, a fitness centre, etc., available for the entertainment of conference participants.

Wednesday Afternoon Excursions (updated June 6)

On Wednesday afternoon, four alternative excursions and recreational activities will be organized. Participants are asked to sign up for their preferred activity by emailing Dorette Pronk ahead of the conference. Here are the choices:
  1. Guided Walking Tour of the Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct.

    Kejimkujik's diversity is apparent in the Seaside Adjunct, a wild and isolated stretch of coastline along Nova Scotia's Atlantic shore. Here the scenery includes glacier-carved headlands, expansive, white-sand beaches and secluded, rocky coves.

    You may choose between two scenic trails to the coast: (1) Harbour Rocks trail (5.2 km return) or (2) the Port Joli Head trail, which loops around Port Joli Head (8.7 km return). Trail surfaces vary from boardwalk to loose cobblestone; trails are suitable for walking shoes or lightweight hiking boots. Arrival facilities are wheelchair-accessible. Portions of the trail may be accessible to those with appropriate equipment or assistance. Interpretive exhibits along the trails provide information on the rich diversity of plants and wildlife. Pack your binoculars and field guides.

    This excursion is free for registered conference participants, but there will be a small fee for others.

  2. Guided Bike Tour of the Local Area. (Minimum 10, maximum 25 people)

    This local tour starts at White Point and takes riders into the town of Liverpool and then loop out to Western Head and back to White Point via Liverpool. A great afternoon of cycling, approximately 30 km. We will be stopping and allowing riders the opportunities to take pictures and view the many scenic places along the route. Bikes will be provided; please remember to sign up for this tour.

    Cost: $20 for conference participants, and $49 plus tax for others.

  3. Bus tour of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. (minimum 25 people)

    We will depart the Resort by bus at noon (with a bag lunch) and travel along the shore to the Fort Ste. Marie de Grace Museum and the LaHave Ferry. Guests can spend a few minutes in the delightful LaHave Bakery before crossing the river. From there the group will visit Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and continue on to Mahone Bay, a haven for artists and shoppers alike!

    Cost: free for conference participants, $30 plus tax for others.

  4. Kayak lesson and tour. (minimum 6, maximum 12 people)

    Visit the beautiful Port Joli Bay and experience a kayak lesson with instructor Jeff Norman. What you can expect to see: In Port Joli Bay mixed forests edged with pristine white beaches, large granite rock outcrops or salt marshes with 15-foot grasses meet the sea. Signs of marine life are everywhere - waterfowl and shorebirds, seals and incredible kelp beds attest to this area's unspoiled nature. The water is crystal clear, warm and easy to navigate. Kayaks and transportation to the bay will be organized. There is a limited number of spots available for this excursion that will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please don't forget to sign up.

    Cost: $20 for conference participants, $55 plus tax for others.


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Last updated: June 24, 2006 by Peter Selinger