With Canadians gearing up for Canada Day celebrations across the country on July 1, here's a list of what's open and what's not across the Halifax region on Tuesday:

Grocery stores:

  • Atlantic Superstore locations are closed.
  • Sobeys locations are closed.

Liquor and beer:

  • All NSLC locations are closed.
  • Both the Gottingen Street (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Windmill Road (12 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Propeller Brewery locations are open regular hours.
  • Garrison Brewery on Marginal Road is open regular hours (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
  • North Brewing Company on Agricola will be open, call ahead for hours.
  • Bishop's Cellar is open regular hours (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.).
  • Port of Wines is closed.


  • Halifax Shopping Centre is closed.
  • Mic Mac Mall is closed.
  • Park Lane Mall is closed.
  • Scotia Square is closed.


  • All banks are closed.

Halifax Public Libraries:

  • All branches of the Halifax Public Library will be closed on Canada Day.


  • Parking is free at meters on Tuesday.

Transit services:

  • Regular Metro Transit buses will operate on a Sunday holiday schedule.
  • Metro Transit is offering free ferry service from all its terminals on Canada Day. In lieu of a fare, Metro Transit is asking passengers to support Feed Nova Scotia by bringing a non-perishable food item or cash donation.

Garbage, green bin and recycling collection:

  • Curbside collection of garbage, organics or recyclables normally scheduled for Canada Day will occur on Saturday, June 28.
  • The waste processing and disposal facilities in Otter Lake, the two composting facilities and the municipal recycling plant will be closed.

Canada Post:

  • All post offices will be closed. There is no collection or delivery of mail on Canada Day. 

Street closures:

  • Cogswell Street between Robie and North Park streets will be closed for the Canada Day Maple Lodge Farms Family Fun Fest on the Halifax Common. The closures will be in place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 1. Parking restrictions will be in effect even earlier to prohibit people from parking in the area.
  • Parking restrictions will also be in place on Ahern Avenue and Rainnie Drive for the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Parade around Citadel Hill on July 1. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. but parking restrictions will be in place before the event and lifted at the end of the parade.