Fireworks info

Stay on top of Canada Day fireworks info and scheduling changes.

Check out The Coast's Canada Day and Bedford Days listings.

The Fireworks over Halifax Harbour happen at 10pm.

Full listing of events at the Official website:


In case of inclement weather, the Halifax-Dartmouth Canada Day Committee will make announcements at the following times, using local media, the website, and the Halifax Regional Municipality Civic Events hotline (490-6776):

Cancelling the breakfasts - 6 AMCancelling the official ceremony - 9 AMCancelling the Tattoo Parade - This decision is made by the TattooCancelling the Hbc Great Canadian Family Picnic - 10 AMCancelling the Band Concerts - 10 AMCancelling the Evening Concert - NoonCancelling the Fireworks - The Committee will consult its weather authorities at 5 PM and make the first call on the fireworks at that time. If weather conditions change drastically between 5 PM and 8 PM, a final decision will be forthcoming at 8 PM.


The rain date for fireworks will be the Friday night following Canada Day. If weather is not conducive, the fireworks will be fired on Saturday. If the fireworks cannot be fired on Saturday night, the Committee has the discretion to cancel the fireworks entirely and bank the credit for the following year. If Canada Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday and the fireworks cannot be fired on the day, then the alternate dates will be the following Sunday or Monday.


Nova Scotia SPCA reminds owners to avoid fireworks tragedy for your pet.  The day after the Canada Day weekend, almost every call to Nova Scotia SPCA offices begins with “Last night during the fireworks, my dog…” broke his leash, slipped his tether, ran through the screen door, crashed a window, dug under/ jumped over the fence; in short, fled – from the comforts of home and/or owner – in panic. It may seem strange, but more domestic animals are terrified by fireworks than any other single thing and they become willing to do anything to escape the noise. Even an animal that hasn’t reacted in previous years can become unexpectedly fearful, especially an aging pet.

Check the Nova Scotia SPCA website for details and preventative measures: