What is open, what is closed Remembrance Day 2022 in HRM

What is open, what is closed Remembrance Day 2022 in HRM

Many businesses are closed on Friday in observance of Remembrance Day in Halifax.

The council said a number of streets will also be closed to allow for the Remembrance Day parades. These parades will feature local ceremonies honoring veterans and those still serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.

There are traffic delays at the following locations:

  • Province House in downtown Halifax from 10am to 12pm local time. The Princess Louise Fusilliers Remembrance Day parade starts at the Maritime Museum, heads north on Lower Water Street, west on Duke Street and then south on Hollis Street where it stops for a ceremony at Province House. After the ceremony, the parade heads south on Hollis Street, then east on Sackville Street, north on Lower Water Street and ends on Prince Street.

  • The cenotaph at Sackville Heritage Park in Lower Sackville from 10:40 AM to 12:00 PM local time. The parade starts at the Cobequid Road Transit Terminal, continues along Memory Lane to the Cenotaph and then returns.

  • The Cenotaph at Earl Francis Spryfield Memorial Royal Canadian Legion in Spryfield from 10:40 a.m. to 11 a.m. local time. The parade will begin at the Shoppers Drug Mark at 315 Herring Cove Rd., travel south on Herring Cove Road, west on Sussex Street to the Earl Francis Spryfield Memorial Royal Canadian Legion Hall at 7 Sussex St.

The local Royal Canadian Legions have more information on their website about locations for other ceremonies in the province.

The municipality advises people who wish to attend a ceremony to plan extra travel time due to expected delays.

Nova Scotia’s Remembrance Day Act requires certain retail businesses to close on November 11, including shopping malls, big box stores and grocery stores. There are a few exceptions to the law, including drug stores, gas stations and retail businesses with no more than three employees at a time.

Below is a list of what is open and closed on Fridays in the Halifax region:


  • Walmart will be closed.

  • Sobeys is closed.

  • Atlantic Superstore is closed.

  • Costco is closed.

  • Shoppers Drug Mart has different hours at different locations. Check their website for more information.

  • Gateway Meat Market is open.

Alcohol sellers

  • NSLC locations are closed.

  • Propeller Brewing Company will be open.

  • Nine Locks Brewing Company’s tap room and cold beer shop are open.

  • The Moosehead Cold Beer Store is open.

Halifax Public Libraries

All Halifax Public Libraries branches are closed.

Halifax Transit

Halifax Transit will operate its holiday schedule on Fridays.

Veterans, military personnel and their accompanying family members are offered free rides on buses and ferries. Halifax Transit requires military personnel to wear a uniform or show their military ID when boarding.

Municipal recreational facilities

Many municipal recreational facilities are closed. Contact individual facilities to confirm opening hours.

Waste collection

There will be no municipal waste, organic or recyclable collection services on Remembrance Day. Curbside collection of waste, organics or recyclables, normally scheduled for Friday, November 11, will instead take place on Saturday, November 12.

The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility, Halifax Recycling Facility and Municipal Composting Facilities will be closed on Friday, November 11, but will be open for regular hours on Saturday, November 12.


All public schools in the province are closed.

Canada Post

No mail will be collected or delivered on Remembrance Day.


All banks are closed.


On-street parking will be free on Friday, but motorists must obey other signs.


The 311 Contact Center will be open regular hours, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. AT.

The three customer service centers that provide in-person access to municipal services and payments will be closed on Friday, November 11, but will reopen on Monday, November 14, according to regular operating hours.