What is open and closed in the Halifax area on Heritage Day 2023?
Many businesses and services will close on Heritage Day Monday in Nova Scotia. Here is a list of what is and isn’t open in the Halifax area.
Sobeys, Atlantic Superstore, Costco and Walmart are closed. Gateway Meat Market in Dartmouth is open from 8:30am to 6:00pm
Beer, wine and spirits
NSLC: Closed, but agency shops may be open.
Garrison Brewing: The downtown Halifax location is open from 12pm to 7pm, while the Quinpool Road location is open from 8am to 11pm
Propeller Brewing: The Halifax and Dartmouth locations are open from noon to 8pm
Nine Locks Brewing: Open from 10am to 9pm
Moosehead Cold Beer Store: Open 10am to midnight.
Private liquor stores Bishop’s Cellar (10am-10pm), WestSide Beer, Wine and Spirits (12pm-8pm), RockHead (12pm-8pm) and Harvest Wines and Spirits ( 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) are all open.
The Halifax Shopping Centre, Mic Mac Mall, Sunnyside Mall, Bedford Place Mall, Scotia Square and Park Lane Mall are all closed, however the Park Lane Cinema will remain open.
Halifax Public Libraries
All library branches are closed.
Halifax Transit buses and ferries operate on holiday services.
There is no garbage pickup on Monday.
Several city recreation facilities are closing, so residents should call ahead to find out if they’re open. The Halifax Ice Skating Oval will be closed to public skating.
The designation of the third Monday in February as a public holiday is provided by state legislation and does not apply to federal employees or federally regulated industries such as telephone companies, railroads and airlines.
That means many federal services will be offered on Monday.
Service Canada offices are open. Canada Post offices are open and delivering mail during regular hours.
Rita Joe honored
This year’s Heritage Day in Nova Scotia pays tribute to Rita Joe, a Mi’kmaw poet remembered for her writings that have spotlighted the enduring damage caused by Canada’s boarding school system.
The late Cape Breton was born in Whycocomagh, NS in 1932 and later moved to Eskasoni First Nation.
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