Nova Scotia Heritage Day Family Events 2018

NS Heritage Day 2018

Each year, Nova Scotia Heritage Day honours a notable Nova Scotian. This year, Nova Scotia Heritage Day is Monday, February 19th and will honour Mona Louise Parsons. 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!

Museum of Natural History (FREE Admission)

The Museum of Natural History is open and FREE on Heritage Day! Free admission gives you access to all permanent exhibits but does not include the Body Worlds exhibit. Check the Museum’s website and Facebook page for details.
When: Monday, February 19th, 2018
Time: 9:00-5:00
Where: 1747 Summer Street, Halifax
Website: NS Museum of Natural History

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 19th, 2018
Time: 9:30 – 5:00
Where: 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax
Website: Maritime Museum

Special Tours at Pier 21

In honour of Mona Louise Parsons Day, you can explore the fascinating history of Pier 21 as it relates to the Second World War. On Saturday, February 17th, Museum Researcher, Steve Schwinghamer, will guide groups through the Pier 21 story exhibit, with a focus on the military history of the space. Continue exploring for the long weekend: the Museum will be open on Monday, February 19th, Heritage Day.
Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2018
Time: 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Location: 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax – Rudolph P. Bratty Hall
Language: Presented in English
Cost: Included with Museum Admission

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 the family.
When: Friday, February 16th – Monday, February 19th, 2018
Where: Various Locations in Lower Sackville
Website: Sackville Snow Days

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

Join MLA Iain Rankin, and MLA Ben Jessome for their third annual Heritage Day Family Skate!  All are welcome. Free hotdogs and hot chocolate will be available during the skate.
When: Monday, February 19th, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 12 Westwood Boulevard, Hammonds Plains
Website: Facebook Event

Family Skate at Sackville Arena (FREE)

Join MLA Darrell Samson for the Heritage Day Family Skate and Community Gathering!  All are welcome. Free chili, buns, hot chocolate and treats will be provided by the Sackville Seniors Advisory Group.
When: Monday, February 19th, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: 91 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville
Website: Facebook Event

Emera Oval Character Skate

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 19th, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Emera Oval, Halifax Common
Website: Facebook Event

Get Away at White Point Beach Resort

White Point Beach Resort is offering a fun Family Day Weekend package including 2 nights’ accommodation. Join them for ‘Lobster Tale and Heritage Toys Weekend’ for a fun-filled weekend of bonfires, crafts, family events, entertainment and so much more!
When: 2 nights over Heritage Day Weekend
Where: 75 White Point Beach Resort Rd, Queens County
Website: White Point

 

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