Wednesday, June 28, 2016 (Halifax, NS) - The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for Canada Day, Saturday, July 1:
Halifax Transit Bus and Ferry Services:
Halifax Transit's harbour ferry service will be free to riders for the entire day of July 1 in support of FEED NOVA SCOTIA. This year's service will be available on the Alderney route only, and riders are asked to bring a food or cash donation to FEED NOVA SCOTIA in place of a fare. Below is a listing of the ferry service that will be provided on Canada Day:
7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (30-minute service; :00 and :30 departing Alderney to Halifax; :15 and :45 departing Halifax to Alderney)
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (15-minute service at both terminals)
12:30 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. (30-minute service; :00 and :30 departing Alderney to Halifax; :15 and :45 departing Halifax to Alderney)
Free Bus Shuttles
Halifax Transit will also be providing an “on demand” bus shuttle service beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 1 up until 12:30 a.m. on July 2 in Dartmouth and Halifax.
The Dartmouth Shuttle will travel between Dartmouth Bridge Terminal and Lower Water Street Terminal to North Park Street. The Halifax Shuttle will be travel between the Lacewood Terminal and Mumford Road Terminal to North Park Street. These will be the only stops where passengers can embark and disembark.
Transit Marshall’s will be stationed at Lacewood, Dartmouth Bridge Terminal and North Park to coordinate service. It is anticipated that the Dartmouth shuttles will be on an approximate twenty-minute frequency and Lacewood Terminal a thirty-minute frequency. There will also be conventional stand-by vehicles during high demand to assist with overloads.
There will also be a free shuttle service from Alderney Terminal to the Dartmouth Bridge Terminal. This will provide another way for passengers to gain access to the free bus shuttles and get to North Park Street on Halifax Transit.
Buses will operate on a holiday schedule on Canada Day. For detailed holiday bus route schedules, visit the Halifax Transit schedules page.
Recreation Facilities, Programs and Services:
Municipal beaches and the outdoor pools at the Halifax Common and Bedford (Shore Drive) officially open to the public on Saturday, July 1. There are a variety of beaches across the Halifax region, many of which are supervised by trained lifeguards, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. For a complete list of beaches, outdoor pools and spray pad locations, visit www.halifax.ca/rec/Aquatics/Beaches.php.
The Emera Oval is open as part of Canada Day family events; please visit www.halifax.ca/skatehrm/calendar/ for a detailed schedule.
Most of the municipally-operated recreation facilities, will be closed on Canada Day, Saturday, July 1 and Monday, July 3 and will re-open Tuesday, July 4. Sackville Sports Stadium will be closed on Saturday, July 1 and will re-open on Sunday July 2. Residents are advised to call ahead to their respective facility for operating hours and program information. Contact information for municipally-operated facilities is online at www.halifax.ca/rec/reccentres.php.
On-street parking meter spaces are free on Canada Day, Saturday, July 1, however motorists are reminded to abide by other posted signage such as no-parking zones.
311 Citizen Contact Centres:
The 311 Contact Centre will be operating on regular hours, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., on Canada Day, Saturday, July 1. The five Customer Service Centres that provide in-person access to municipal services and payments will be closed on Monday, July 3 and re-open on Tuesday, July 4.
Summer Weekly Green Cart Pick Up:
A reminder to residents that summer weekly green cart pick up for residential curbside collection begins on Monday, July 3 and extends until Friday, September 29. This weekly green cart collection extended curbside service will be in effect for all areas of the municipality for the months of July, August and September. For more information on the municipality’s solid waste management program visit www.halifax.ca/recycle/index.php.
The municipality hopes all residents have a safe, and enjoyable Canada Day weekend.