Natal Day weekend is almost here which means it's just about time for a long weekend of relaxing in the sun, enjoying live music, going to the parade, and of course, fireworks! There tons of events happening in Halifax and Dartmouth this Natal Day weekend. Some are time-honoured traditions, like BuskerFest and the Bridgewalk, and other are brand new, like Crescendo Fest, Halifax's first music festival featuring all Black musicians! Keep reading for what to do and where to go to celebrate the birth of Halifax-Dartmouth.

Halifax Dartmouth Natal Day Fireworks

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On July 6, 2023 the Halifax Commons Pool finally opened and it’s been packed with swimmers ever since! The pool is open every day with specific swim times for lane swimming and open swims, completely free of charge.

Halifax Commons Pool

Before heading to the pool, you'll need to check the swim times online. There are multiple Open Swim/Lane swimming times throughout each day. At the end of each swim time, swimmers are asked to exit the pool so that the next lineup of swimmers can enter. I think this is a great system to allow for everyone to get a turn in the pool!

Plan to arrive 15-25 minutes before the swim begins to secure a spot in line. There were two times that I’d arrived too late (5 minutes until the swim time) and they'd already reached max capacity, so I…

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If you’re planning on purchasing residential property in Nova Scotia, it's important to be aware that there is a new Deed Transfer Tax you’re required to pay if you’re not a resident of the province, called the Non-Resident Deed Transfer Tax.

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If you move to Nova Scotia within six months, and provide proof that you’ve relocated within that six month time frame though, you don’t have to pay this tax! This exemption is granted on an individual basis. This means that if you were to move to Nova Scotia within the 6…

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