If you’re heading to the Halifax Pride parade, you may want to start planning for your journey now.
Before the announcement that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was going to join the festivities, it was estimated that 100,000 people will attend this years’ prade celebrations. That number is now expected to rise!
The Macdonald Bridge will be closed all weekend for the Big Lift starting Friday, July 21st at 7 PM (re-opening Monday at 5:30 AM.) Lukicly the sidewalks and bike lanes will remain open this weekend and of course, the MacKay will be open as usual.
Thankfully, there will be extra buses on the roads to help deal with the volume of people cramming the streets of Halifax to party! But with plenty of people and construction/road closures…expect route delays and please be patient!
The parade route that begins on Upper Water Street will be closed to parking beginning tonight (Friday, July 21st) and closed to traffic beginning tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. The route will open again at 4 p.m. Saturday.
And just a heads-up to my buttercups: The Macdonald Bridge will be closed again during Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta from July 29th to August 1st.
Photo credit: halifaxpride.com