CANADA DAY - WHAT'S OPEN/CLOSED - Blog - 89.9 The Wave
June 30, 2020 | by: Jamie Paterson


Here’s a look at what will be open and closed on Canada Day:

Canada Day is a designated retail closing day in Nova Scotia – most stores and businesses will be shut down.

If Wednesday is your curbside collection day, you’ll need to put your garbage, compost and recycling out for pickup on the following Saturday (July 4)

Grocery stores, NSLC outlets and malls. – CLOSED

Banks – CLOSED

Many pharmacies will be open, however they may have reduced hours of operation. – OPEN    

A few other businesses may be open with reduced operating hours on Canada Day, it’s best to call ahead.

Halifax Transit buses will be operating on holiday service on Canada Day.

The Alderney Ferry service will temporarily increase to a 15 minute frequency on July 1.  (The first crossing will depart the Alderney terminal at 10 a.m. and the final crossing will depart the Halifax terminal at 9:45 p.m. Capacity is limited to 50 passengers per trip).

Woodside ferry – CLOSED

ALL Halifax Public Libraries branches. – CLOSED

Canada Post will not be collecting or delivering mail on July 1. – CLOSED

The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility, the Halifax recycling facility and municipal composting facilities will be closed on Canada Day, but will be open for regular operating hours on Saturday, July 4. – CLOSED

The Household Special Waste Depot in Bayers Lake remains closed until further notice. – CLOSED  

Municipal splashpads have reopened. – OPEN

(the Bayers Westwood splashpad will reopen in mid-July). – CLOSED

All municipal pools – CLOSED

All municipal playgrounds – OPEN

Emera Oval – Public washrooms and first aid at the pavilion will be opening on Monday, July 6. Rentals are not available until further notice, however those with their own equipment are welcome to cycle and rollerblade.  All users are required to wear a helmet in the summer season. – PARTIALLY OPEN

Municipally-operated facilities – CLOSED   (Following safety measures provided by public health, fitness centres at Captain William Spry Community Centre, Sackville Sports Stadium and Musquodoboit Harbour Recreation Centre will reopen on Monday, July 6).

All municipal beaches are open (lifeguards will be in place from July 6 to August 31). 

Lifeguards return to provincial beaches on Wednesday. – OPEN

The 311 Contact Centre will be operating on regular hours on July 1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – OPEN

All Customer Contact Centres and Planning & Development counter services are currently closed to the public. – CLOSED

On-street parking meter spaces will be free, however motorists are reminded to abide by other posted signage. – OPEN (and free)