What's open and closed on Heritage Day in the Halifax region

Here's a list of what's open and closed on Monday for Heritage Day 2018 in the Halifax area.

On Feb. 19, Nova Scotia recognizes Mona Parsons, who hid Allied airmen from Nazis

Monday marks Heritage Day in Nova Scotia, an annual holiday that falls on the third Monday of February. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

Here's a list of what's open and closed on Heritage Day in the Halifax area:


  • Gateway Meat Market: Open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sobeys: Closed.
  • Atlantic Superstore: Closed.
  • Costco: Closed.
  • Walmart: Closed.

Liquor and beer

  • NSLC: Closed.
  • Bishop's Cellar: Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Propeller Brewing Company: Halifax location is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the Dartmouth location is open noon until 8 p.m.
  • Garrison Brewing Company: Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Nine Locks Brewing Co.: Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Moosehead Cold Beer Store on Windmill Road: Open 10 a.m. until midnight.


  • Halifax Shopping Centre: Closed.
  • Mic Mac Mall: Closed.
  • Sunnyside Mall: Closed.
  • Bedford Place Mall: Closed.
  • Park Lane Mall: Closed.
  • Scotia Square Mall: Closed.

Halifax Public Libraries

  • All branches closed.


  • Halifax Transit buses and ferries are operating on holiday schedules.
  • On-street parking is free Monday.

Waste collection

  • No solid waste or blue bag collection. Curbside collection will take place instead on Saturday, Feb. 17 as early as 7 a.m.
  • The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility and Halifax recycling facility will be closed. They will be open during regular operating hours on Feb. 17.


  • The majority of municipal recreation facilities are closed. Residents are advised to call ahead to their respective facility for operating hours.
  • The Halifax Oval is open.
  • The 311 call centre will be operating regular hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The customer service centres that provide in-person access to municipal services and payments will be closed.

Federal services

The designation of the third Monday in February as a statutory holiday was by provincial legislation and doesn't cover federal government employees, nor federally regulated industries such as telephone companies, railways and airlines.

That means many federal services will still be offered on Monday.

Service Canada offices will be open. Canada Post outlets will be open regular hours and there will be mail delivery.

This year Nova Scotia Heritage Day will honour Mona Parsons, who hid Allied airmen from the Nazis during the Second World War. (Submitted by Andria Hill-Lehr)