Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo to Take Over Canada Day

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Get ready for a jam-packed Canada Day courtesy of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, complete with the return of the Sobeys Tattoo Canada Day Parade!

Winding through downtown Halifax and along Spring Garden Road, the Sobeys Tattoo Canada Day Parade kicks off at 10:00 am outside the Scotiabank Centre. It will continue left onto Brunswick Street, right onto Spring Garden Road, right onto South Park Street, right onto Sackville Street, and left back onto Brunswick Street.

Following the parade, spectators can head over to the Halifax Common, where the SkyHawks Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team will jump at 11:45 am.

“We’re excited to enhance the Canada Day experience in Halifax this year,” says Scott Long, Managing Director and Executive Producer of the Tattoo.

​ “From the return of the Sobeys Tattoo Canada Day Parade, to the Skyhawks, Tattoos and Trucks and beyond, the Tattoo is all about celebrating Canada and commemorating the achievements of its citizens.”

Other Tattoo programming includes Tattoos & Trucks, a fun-zone for children to interact with military and police vehicles that will be parked along Cogswell Street from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; a free concert hosted by the North American Brass Band Summer School Musicians outside the Halifax Central Library at 9:00 am; and, of course, the Tattoo’s Canada Day Matinee at 2:00 pm.

For more information on the Sobeys Tattoo Canada Day Parade and all Canada Day events, please visit

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