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What to Do in Downtown Halifax and Dartmouth on a Monday


Looking for things to do on a Monday in Halifax or Dartmouth? While not all of Halifax’s attractions are open on Mondays, we have you covered with a list of fun things you can get up to on Mondays in Halifax.

Downtown Halifax

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Hours: 10am – 5pm
What to expect: Discover and explore the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada, home to the Maud Lewis Collection.

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site*
Hours: 9am – 5pm
What to expect: A historical landmark in downtown Halifax, explore this star-shaped fortress and what it was like to live in Halifax in the 1700s.

Harbour Hopper Tour*
Monday hours: Tours start at 9:30am and run until 7:45pm
What to expect: Explore Halifax by land and sea on a Harbour Hopper Tour, a fun, informative, fast-paced amphibious tour!

I Heart Bike Rentals and City Tours*
Monday hours: 9am – 6pm
What to expect: Explore Halifax at your own leisure with bike rentals or take a guided tour

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Monday hours: 9:30am – 5:30pm
What to expect: Visitors are introduced to the age of steamships, local small craft, the Royal Canadian and Merchant Navies, World War II convoys and The Battle of the Atlantic, the Halifax Explosion of 1917, and Nova Scotia’s role in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster.

Walk the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
Monday hours: Always open.
What to expect: The Halifax waterfront boardwalk is extremely interactive, especially for children. Features include hammocks, a playground, climbable wave, musical instruments, boats and ships to tour, dozens of patios and restaurants, steps into the ocean and more.

Downtown Dartmouth

Alderney Ferry**
Monday hours: 6:30am-11:30pm | view schedule
What to expect: Take the 15-minute ferry ride from Downtown Halifax to Downtown Dartmouth for a cruise across the harbour. If you plan to be in downtown Dartmouth for 90-minutes or less, request a transfer so you can get back across the harbour free of charge.
**Cash only.

Nature Folk Wellness Nordic Spa
Monday hours: 8am – 9pm
What to expect: An open and relaxed Nordic spa that considers the health and care of nature and its folk, with our Nordic circuit, massage therapy and infrared saunas.

Sullivan’s Pond Park
Monday hours: 5am – 10pm
What to expect: A large pond home to geese, a large fountain, grass-lined banks and areas perfect for picnics, a cenotaph, it’s famous palm tree, and more.

Ferry Terminal Park, home to the World Peace Pavilion & Playground
Monday hours: 8am – 11pm
What to expect: The World Peace Pavilion is a small but moving monument containing objects (bricks, stones) from countries worldwide. Beside it is a playground with stunning views of the Halifax Harbour.

Zatzman Sportsplex
Monday hours: 6am – 9pm
What to expect: Pool, gymnasium, track, and fitness centre with many “open times” for public use by purchasing a day pass.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list, it is rather a sample of the variety of things to do around Halifax and Dartmouth. And while we do our best to keep content as up-to-date as possible, always check business websites, or call to confirm operating hours before visiting.