Nova Scotia Heritage Day Family Events


Heritage Day

Each year, Nova Scotia Heritage Day honours a notable Nova Scotian. This year, Nova Scotia Heritage Day is Monday, February 18th and will honour Maud Lewis. If you would like to know more about Nova Scotia Heritage Day, click here for a review of previous and future honourees.

Here is a list of events and exhibitions happening in and around Halifax – and beyond!

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (FREE Admission)

The Maritime Museum of  the Atlantic is open and FREE on Heritage Day! Check the Museum’s website and Facebook page for details.
When: Monday, February 18th, 2019
Time: 9:30 – 5:00
Where: 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax
Website: Maritime Museum

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

In honour of Maud Lewis, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will have a day of events celebrating Maud’s artistic accomplishments. Events will include open studio, sketching, readings, guides and tours. All programming is included in the cost of admission.
When: Monday, February 18th, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: 1723 Hollis Street, Halifax

Sackville Snow Days Festival

There are so many fun family events planned for this year’s Sackville Snow Days Festival including  snowshoeing, a winter wonderland skate, a snowman contest, scavenger hunt, Snow Day dance, and of course, the big parade!  Snow days does not specifically link with Heritage Day, but it’s a great way to spend time with family.
When: Friday, February 15th – Monday, February 18th, 2019
Where: Various Locations in Lower Sackville
Website: Sackville Snow Days

Zatzman Sportsplex Open House

When: Monday, February 18th, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Address: 110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth

Princess and Superhero Ice Cream Party

An Ice Cream Party? What better way to enjoy the Nova Scotia Heritage Day holiday? Join Dreams Take Flight Halifax at The Chickenburger for an afternoon with Disney Princesses, Superheroes and Ice Cream!
When: Monday, February 18th, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: The Chickenburger, 1531 Bedford Highway, Bedford

Emera Oval Character Skate (FREE)

Come the the Oval on Heritage Day dressed as your favourite mascot or character! There will be face painting and visiting mascots to get photos with. A fun afternoon for the whole family!
When: Monday, February 18th, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Emera Oval, Halifax Common
Website: Facebook Event

Family Skate at St. Margaret’s Centre (FREE)

Join MLA Iain Rankin, and MLA Ben Jessome for their 4th annual Heritage Day Family Skate!  All are welcome. Free hotdogs and hot chocolate will be available during the skate.
When: Monday, February 18th, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 12 Westwood Boulevard, Hammonds Plains

Family Skate at Sackville Arena (FREE)

Join MLA Darrell Samson for the Heritage Day Family Skate and Community Gathering! All are welcome.
When: Monday, February 18th, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: 91 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville

Family Skate at the Eastern Shore Arena (FREE)

Join MLA Kevin Murphy for the Heritage Day Family Skate!  All are welcome. Free hotdogs and hot chocolate will be available during the skate.
When: Monday, February 18th, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: 67 Park Road, Halifax

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