Traffic Delays, Parking Restrictions – St. Patrick’s Day Parade

MARCH 11 2016 - (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents there may be some traffic delays and limited parking in downtown Halifax on Saturday, March 12, during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. next to Holy Cross Cemetery on South Street. The parade participants will head north on South Park Street, west on Spring Garden Road, north on Barrington Street and disperse at Grand Parade outside City Hall. The event is expected to wrap up at about 1 p.m.   

Halifax Regional Police will be on hand to assist with traffic control during the event. Motorists are advised to find other routes, if possible, while the parade is on.

There will be no on-street parking along the parade route starting this afternoon. Parking metres will be bagged and temporary No Parking signs have been installed on the affected streets. Sign crews will follow the parade on Saturday and remove the signs as the last participants move through.

The St. Patrick’s Day parade is organized by the Charitable Irish Society. For more information on this year’s event, visit http://www.halifaxstpatricksdayparade.ca/.