What’s open and closed on Victoria Day in Halifax

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The 2022 Victoria Day in Nova Scotia will be the first in two years to not take place during strict COVID-19 restrictions.

Though its generally not a statutory holiday in the province, operating hours of some businesses and services may be adjusted.

Here’s what’s open and closed on May 23 in Halifax:

Groceries and NSLC

Most grocery stores will remain open during regular hours, though in-store services such as pharmacy may be closed or on reduced hours.

  • Atlantic Superstore: open regular hours
  • Sobeys: open regular hours
  • Walmart: open regular hours
  • NSLC: open regular hours

Transit services

Halifax Transit says its buses and ferries will be on holiday schedules with reduced service on Victoria Day, Monday May 23.

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On Tuesday, 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 on May 23 to take place the next day
  • Recreation: recreation facilities will remain open
  • Parking: on-street parking is free on May 23


  • Halifax Shopping Centre: open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Mic Mac Mall: open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Park Lane Mall: open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunnyside Mall: open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dartmouth Crossing: open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: open regular hours
  • Museum of Natural History: open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic: open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Halifax public libraries

All Halifax Public Libraries branches will be closed on May 23.


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