Area Codes for Halifax, Nova Scotia

There is one area code in use in the Halifax metropolitan area: 902. This area code also covers the entire province of Nova Scotia and the nearby small province of Prince Edward Island. See below for details.

In Halifax, area codes are always included in written telephone numbers and area codes must be dialed for all calls, even for local calling. All Canada phone numbers are 10-digits total, including a 3-digit area code and a 7-digit local subscriber number.

Halifax area code information:

Halifax area codes:

Area codes are used to route phone calls to a specific geographic area within a country. All area codes in Canada are exactly 3-digits long.

In the past, a given region often had just one area code. Nowadays, many cities and towns in denser urban areas have 2 or more area codes.

To make an inbound international call (or domestic long distance call) to a Halifax landline or mobile phone, you need to dial the appropriate 3-digit area code, followed by a 7-digit local subscriber number.

If you don't have a fully specified 10-digit phone number, including area code, you will not be able to complete an inbound call.

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Area Codes Used In & Near Halifax, Nova Scotia

There is one area code used in Halifax today and it covers the entire province of Nova Scotia, as well. It also includes the province of Prince Edward Island.

Two other nearby provinces in eastern Canada, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador, also have their own area codes.

Halifax Area Codes

Area Codes Main Locations
 902  Covers the city of Halifax, nearby suburbs such as Dartmouth, Bedford, and Lower Sackville as well as all other locations in Nova Scotia province, such as Bridgewater, Cape Breton Island, Glace Bay, Guysborough, Kentville, Lunenburg, New Glasgow, Sydney, Truro, and Yarmouth. It also includes the province of Prince Edward Island, and towns such as Charlottetown, Montague, and Summerside.
 506  Covers the entire province of New Brunswick, including Bathhurst, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, and Salisbury.
 709  Covers the entire province of Newfoundland and Labrador, including the capital St. John's.

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Area Codes for Towns in Halifax Area

There are 3 area codes active in the eastern provinces of Canada, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland.

The table below provides area code information for some of the larger communities in these provinces.

LocationArea Code(s)
Bedford NS area code 902
Bridgewater NS area code 902
Cape Breton NS area code 902
Dartmouth NS area code 902
Glace Bay NS area code 902
Guysborough NS area code 902
Halifax NS area code 902
Kentville NS area code 902
Lunenburg NS area code 902
New Glasgow NS area code 902
Sydney NS area code 902
Truro NS area code 902
Yarmouth NS area code 902
Charlottetown PE area code 902
Montague PE area code 902
Summerside PE area code 902
Bathhurst NB area code 506
Fredericton NB area code 506
Moncton NB area code 506
Sackville NB area code 506
Saint John NB area code 506
Salisbury NB area code 506
St. John's NL area code 709

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Halifax, Nova Scotia Area Code Maps

The following map shows area codes for Halifax as well as the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland, Canada.

Halifax, Nova Scotia Area Code Map

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Source: Canadian Numbering Administrator Area Code Maps

Maps may not be completely up to date. Check other map links below if this appears out of date.

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City Codes vs. Area Codes

In some cases, area codes may be referred to as city codes. However, a 'city code' more correctly refers to the codes used to designate airports and other geographic locations. These codes are issued under the United Nation's UN/LOCODE system and/or the IATA airport coding system. The city code for Halifax is HAL.

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* CNA is the Canadian Numbering Administrator. NANPA is the North American Numbering Plan Administrator. These are the official groups responsible for phone numbers in the US and Canada.

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