The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents and motorists that several downtown Halifax streets will be temporarily closed to traffic and parking on Saturday, July 22, to accommodate the annual Halifax Pride Parade and Rainbow Run.
Beginning at 12 p.m., streets directly along the parade route will close to vehicular traffic. The parade will begin at the Halifax Dockyard on Upper Water Street at 1 p.m., proceed along Barrington Street, turning right onto Spring Garden Road, right onto South Park Street, continuing onto Bell Road, and finally turning into the Garrison Grounds along Ahern Avenue. The Rainbow Run will start at 12:30 p.m.
Please note there is no parking anywhere along the parade route beginning late tonight (Friday), as special event ‘no parking’ signs and meter bags are installed along the route. All affected streets will reopen to both vehicles and on-street parking by Saturday at 4 p.m..
Several Halifax Transit routes will operate on detours during the Pride Parade. Visit https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/halifax-transit/service-disruptions for a complete list of affected routes and associated detours. The municipality will deploy additional busses to handle overload from conventional routes and ferries during peak times and encourages passengers and motorists to plan for extra time when traveling to and from downtown Halifax.
The Halifax Pride Parade is an annual tradition that draws thousands of people from across the region. For more information on the parade or other events featured in the 30th annual Halifax Pride Festival visit www.halifaxpride.com.