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Easter weekend: What’s open and closed in Halifax

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After two Easters under strict COVID-19 measures in Nova Scotia, this year’s long weekend will allow for a bit more freedom, though health officials still warn of virus spread in large gatherings.

But some businesses and services in Halifax will have altered hours.

Here’s a list of what’s open and what’s closed this Easter weekend.

Groceries and NSLC

  • Atlantic Superstore: closed Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17
  • Sobeys: closed Friday, April 15
  • Walmart: closed Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17
  • NSLC: closed Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17

Read more: Why some Halifax businesses are keeping COVID-19 measures in place

Transit services

Halifax Transit says its buses will be on holiday schedules on Good Friday and there will be no ferry service that day.

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The ferry will operate Saturday, and work holiday hours Sunday.

On Monday, both buses and ferries will return to a normal schedule.

Municipal services

Halifax Regional Municipality says some of its services will be altered for the holiday.

  • Garbage: collection services Friday, April 15, rescheduled for the next day; to resume regularly Monday.
  • Recreation: recreation facilities will be closed on Friday, April 15, Sunday, April 17, and Monday, April 18.
  • Parking: on-street parking is free on Friday, April 15 and Monday, April 18.

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Shopping

  • Halifax Shopping Centre: closed Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17
  • Mic Mac Mall: closed Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17
  • Park Lane Mall: closed Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17
  • Sunnyside Mall: closed Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17
  • Dartmouth Crossing: closed Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17

Attractions

  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: closed Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17
  • Museum of Natural History: closed on Friday, April 15 only
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic: closed on Friday, April 15 only

Halifax public libraries

All Halifax Public Libraries branches will be closed on Friday, April 15; Sunday, April 17; and Monday, April 18.

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