Dickson Building - QEII
Dickson Building

5820 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9

Main Switchboard: 902-473-2700

*Please visit our temporary closures page for up-to-date information about any unexpected closures and service interruptions at this facility.

More about this location

Clinics and Services


The parking lot entrances are located on University Ave. and South Park St. When you exit the parking lot, you can pay the parking fee by cash or credit card. The following fees apply: 

  • $3 per hour for the first two hours
  • $2.50 for the third hour
  • $2 for each additional hour
  • There is a maximum daily rate for $14.50

Discounted rates may also be available for outpatients with long-term treatment schedules. See your clinic's registration area for more information.                

Free Shuttle Service

Patients and families who are mobile and need transportation between the Victoria General (VG) and Halifax Infirmary (HI) sites are welcome to take the QEII shuttle.

WiFi & Internet Access

Patients and visitors have free access to wireless internet.

Food & Drink

Apple A Day, Main lobby
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spiritual Spaces & Quiet Rooms

Requests for spiritual care can be made by patients, family member and/or any member of the inter-disciplinary health care team.  

Bank Machines

There is a bank machine located in the lobby.


The Dickson building is located at the Victoria General site of the QEII. It houses the cancer care program, the James and Edna Claydon radiation treatment centre and a number of outpatient clinics.

QEII Health Sciences Centre New Generation News and Updates

You can get information and updates about the redevelopment of the QEII Health Sciences Centre HERE.

Places to Stay Nearby

If you are from outside the Halifax area and need a place to stay, there are not-for-profit lodgings located near the QEII site that specialize in accommodations for patients and families:

        Halifax Haven Guest Home
        5897 Inglis St.

        Point Pleasant Lodge
        1121 South Park St.

        The Lodge that Gives (The Cancer Lodge)
        5826 South St.

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