Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Planning “Canada Day The Tattoo Way”

Don’t look for the same-old Canada Day Parade this year: the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is taking over the Halifax Commons for their Canada Day fun – and the SkyHawks parachute team will be dropping in!

Instead of a Canada Day Parade, visitors can head to the Commons for free all-day fun for the whole family.

“We’re extremely excited to have the SkyHawks parachute team join us this year. They’ll do a jump at 11:30 am over the Commons,” says Jennie King, Managing Director and Executive Producer of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.

“We’ll also have Tattoos and Trucks, an interactive display with all kinds of vehicles from the Canadian Armed Forces, Halifax Regional Police, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency and other partners.”

The Canadian Armed Forces are sending a Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) and a G-Wagon, Halifax Regional Police is sending a police SUV, and Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency is sending a fire engine and a rescue truck.

There will also be live music and performances, science experiments, face painting, crafts, bouncy castles, and food trucks at the Halifax Commons. The City will also have shows and meet and greets with the K9 Hi Flyers Dog Agility Team.

The Tattoo plans to host two shows on Canada Day, says King, due to the popularity of the holiday show.

“The Tattoo is all about patriotism and inspiring its audience with the stories of brave men and women who fought for freedom and peace. Canada Day has always been our best-seller and we decided to schedule an evening show this year to accommodate the crowds.”

King noted that audiences will get out just in time for fireworks over the Halifax Harbour.

A full roster of Canada Day events throughout HRM can be found online by

For more information about the Tattoo’s Canada Day plans, please call Jess Ilse at 902-420-4625 or email her at


Source: Media Release

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