So, you're looking to cap off a full day of revelry with a literal bang on Canada Day? Here's the game plan: make your way to the Halifax or Dartmouth waterfronts to ensure a prime view of the fireworks, which will begin at 10pm on Saturday, July 1. While arriving early obviously means getting a better viewing spot, it's also worth doing in its own right, as both waterfronts have a stacked slate of live entertainment pre-fireworks.
Dartmouth's Ferry Terminal Park will be bumpin' with the African Nova Scotian Music Association showcase concert from 7pm onwards, while the Halifax waterfront has two zones of live entertainment, with a "cultural village" at 1655 Lower Water Street and music-focused stage at 5057 Salter Street. Programming at both runs from 10am onward.
But back to the fireworks themselves: This year, the city states that the "best views will be at The Halifax Waterfront Foundation Wharf stage and our Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park stage," since the barge shooting the fireworks is going to be stationed in the harbour between those points. There is truly no bad sight lines on the waterfronts, though.
It's the first fireworks the city's had since 2019, and if the unthinkable—rain—happens, they'll be shooting off on July 2, instead. To stay updated on the status of the fireworks, stay tuned to the Halifax Civic Events page on Facebook and Twitter.