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What's open and what's closed on Heritage Day

A look at what will be open and closed this weekend
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Here's a look at what will be open and closed this weekend in the Halifax area.


Heritage Day is a designated retail closing day in Nova Scotia.

This means you can expect most stores and businesses to be shut down Monday. This includes grocery stores, NSLCs and malls.

Most pharmacies will be open, however, some may have reduced hours of operation Monday.

Expect banks to be closed Monday.

Several other businesses may be closed or have reduced operating hours, it's best to call ahead.

Halifax Transit buses and ferries will be operating on holiday service on Heritage Day.

On-street parking meter spaces will be free on Monday, however motorists are reminded to abide by other posted signage.

Traffic delays are expected in Lower Sackville Sunday afternoon and again Monday afternoon.


Canada Post will be collecting and delivering mail on Monday.

HRM says there will be no municipal solid waste collection services Monday. If that's your day, put your garbage, organics or recyclables curbside on Saturday.

All branches of Halifax Public Libraries will be closed Monday.

Several municipal recreation facilities will be closed on Heritage Day, residents are asked to call their facility for more specific information.

The Emera Oval will be open for free public skates throughout the day Monday including a character skate from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. where you're encouraged to come dressed up as your favourite character or mascot. The 8 p.m. skate will feature a Heritage Day fireworks display

The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility and Halifax recycling facility will be closed on Monday, but will be open during regular operating hours on Saturday.

The Household Special Waste Depot in Bayers Lake will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 15, and will re-open for regular operating hours on Saturday, Feb. 22.


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