What’s open and closed in Halifax on Labor Day – Halifax

Monday is Labor Day in Canada and is a retail store closing day across Nova Scotia.

The legal holiday is a day to celebrate the achievements of workers and continue to defend their rights.

The origin of this day comes from the trade union movement, which advocated eight hours of work, eight hours of leisure and eight hours of rest.

As a result, many businesses and services will be closed or operating reduced hours in the Halifax area.


All grocery stores, including Atlantic Superstore, Sobeys and Costco, will be closed. Some pharmacies will be closed while others may have limited hours.

Mic Mac Mall and Halifax Mall will be closed.

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NSLC outlets will be closed on Monday, although private wine and beer stores may be open.

CIBC, Scotiabank, RBC and all other banks are closed on Labor Day.

Bus and ferry service

In a statement from the Halifax Regional Municipality, the city said all buses would operate on a Labor Day holiday schedule.

Ferry services will be limited to the Alderney ferry on Monday as there will be no departure from the Woodside ferry terminal.

The Alderney ferry service will operate every half hour from 7.30am to 11.45pm.

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Car park

Street parking will be free on Monday.

Recreation, programs and libraries

Most municipal facilities will be closed on Monday, with some exceptions.

All wading pools and outdoor pools are now closed for the season ā€” but Chocolate Lake, Kearney Lake and Penhorn Lake beaches will remain open over the long weekend, but without lifeguard supervision.

The Oval Emera will be open, depending on the weather, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All public libraries in the Halifax area will be closed for Labor Day.

Municipal contact center

The municipality’s 311 telephone service will be closed on Labor Day, but emergency calls can still be reported during the holidays.

The 311 Contact Center will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.

Garbage collection

There will be no garbage, organic or recyclable material collection on Labor Day, since the service normally scheduled on Monday was instead held the previous Saturday.

The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility and Materials Recovery Facility will be closed on Monday.

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Canada Post

Canada Post will not collect or deliver any mail on Monday. He will resume normal activities on Tuesday.

fire safety

In accordance with the City’s noise by-law, fireworks are not permitted on Labor Day.

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