What's open and closed in the Halifax area on Labour Day 2022

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What's open on Labour Day? Read our guide to find out. (Anjuli Patil/CBC - image credit)
What's open on Labour Day? Read our guide to find out. (Anjuli Patil/CBC - image credit)

To help plan your Labour Day, CBC News has a list of what's open and what's not across the Halifax region on Monday.


Gateway Meat Market: Open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pete's Fine Foods: Closed Monday.

Sobeys: Closed Monday.

Atlantic Superstore: Closed Monday.

Costco: Closed Monday.

Walmart: Closed Monday.

Shoppers Drug Mart: Different hours at different branches; check their website for details.

Liquor and beer

NSLC: Closed Monday, though some agency stores may be open.

Bishop's Cellar: Open regular hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday.

Propeller Brewing Company: Open regular hours on Monday.

Nine Locks Brewing Company: Open 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday.

Moosehead Cold Beer Store on Windmill Road: Open regular hours on Monday, 10 a.m. to midnight.

RockHead Wine and Beer Market: Open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday.


Halifax Shopping Centre: Closed Monday.

Mic Mac Mall: Closed Monday.

Sunnyside Mall: Closed Monday.

Bedford Place Mall: Closed Monday.

Park Lane Mall: Closed Monday.

Scotia Square Mall: Closed Monday.

Halifax public libraries

All branches will be closed on Monday.


Halifax Transit buses and ferries will be operating on holiday schedules on Monday. For detailed holiday schedules by individual route, visit their website. 

The Alderney Ferry service will run at half-hour frequency on Monday – the first crossing will depart the Alderney terminal at 7:30 a.m. and the final crossing will depart the Halifax terminal at 11:45 p.m. There will be no Woodside Ferry service on Monday.

Waste collection

No municipal waste collection services will take place on Monday.

The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility, the Halifax Recycling Plant and municipal composting facilities will be closed on Monday.


Many city-run recreation facilities will be closed on Monday. Residents are advised to call ahead to their respective facility for operating hours and program information.

The Emera Oval will be open on Monday. Equipment lending will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., weather permitting.

All municipal beaches are closed to supervised swimming for the year, except for Kearney Lake Beach, Chocolate Lake Beach and Penhorn Lake Beach. These sites will open for supervised swimming on Saturday, Sept. 3, Sunday, Sept. 4, and Monday, Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Canada Post

There is no collection or delivery of mail on Labour Day. Most post offices will be closed on Monday. However, post offices operated by the private sector may be open according to the hours of service of the host business.


On-street parking meter spaces are free on Monday, however, motorists must abide by other posted signage.


All banks are closed Monday.

311 citizen contact centres

The 311 contact centre will be operating on regular hours Monday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The three customer service centres that provide in-person access to municipal services and payments will be closed on Monday.