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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

1800 Argyle St | Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N8, Canada
+1 902-451-1221
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Outstanding show

Three hours of outstanding entertainment. Over 500 performers from several countries. Not to be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GaryThompson_12
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Saint John, Canada
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Wonderful Performers and Outstanding Coreograhpy

What an Experience, especially on Canada's 150th Birthday. We arrive on a cruise ship which docked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BSinPNS
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Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA
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The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a week-long event held every year in one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces.Take part in educational workshops, exciting festival events and of course, our daily two-and-a-half hour show jam-packed with world-class entertainment, sure to delight the whole family.This show is fast-paced – every scene only lasts about 3-6 minutes, so there is always something new to see and experience.Looking for a taste of true Nova Scotia? There’s bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie and military traditions.Hoping for something more modern? The Tattoo also features innovative acrobatic acts, modern music, contemporary dancing, trampoline routines and cutting-edge videos.Don't miss the world’s largest annual indoor show. Only in Nova Scotia.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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1800 Argyle St | Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three hours of outstanding entertainment. Over 500 performers from several countries. Not to be missed if in Halifax during performance dates.

Thank GaryThompson_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an Experience, especially on Canada's 150th Birthday. We arrive on a cruise ship which docked about a 30 minute walk from the ScotiaBank Center - Home of the Tattoo. For those unfamiliar, Tattoo is a military-themed celebration with military bands, bagpipers, and several other...More

Thank BSinPNS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my fourth visit to the city of Halifax, and was planned on to see this event. I had visited Halifax three other times as port visit on cruises and learned that this show was held every year the first week of July. None...More

Thank ChiefSki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's only one week a year but it's a must-see if you can! It is a fantastic show, nearly 3 hours with one short intermission. Mostly Canadian acts but also representatives from several other countries literally around the world (e.g., UK, Russia, Australia, etc). The...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I finally convinced my husband to come to the Tattoo. He was engrossed from start to finish. As always the entertainment was excellent and the production flowed seamlessly from start to finish. Second to none. Congrats to the performers organizers and crew.

Thank Gwlithyn1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended with family of 4 children for Canada Day 150 celebration. Kids were pretty bored during much of it. The hands down show stopper were the 2 Russian brothers who did hand stands and splits on top of each other. Yes I said splits on...More

2  Thank HJB41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is the largest indoor tattoo in the world with Canadian and international military bands, marching displays, highland-Celtic-Acadian dance, artistic performers, and acrobatic displays from around the world. It is something to behold with 3+ hours of non-stop entertainment that...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have attended the Canada Day tattoo for 4 yrs now. We love the variety and the historical remembrances. It is a great show for the whole family. Bring ear plugs if loud noises bother you, sometimes there are cannons shot.

Thank Debora S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the privilege of going to a matinee performance of the Royal Nova Scotia tattoo and it was fantastic. Loved the historic references to the 1917 Halifax Harbour explosion and the taking of Vimy Ridge. Good balance of showcasing Nova Scotia and Canada, as...More

Thank Wandering-old-ladies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know what to expect and were blown away by the Tattoo. There is great variety of bands and acts from all over. Loved the dominance of military, RCMP, service personnel and bagpipes! The Vimy Ridge piece was very moving. We all felt very...More

1  Thank Philip F
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loleka867
26 June 2017|
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Response from Atlantic_Sparrow |
The show will be from June 26 to July 2, 2018 (see their Facebook page for announcement).
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Tracy S
2 June 2017|
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Response from RoyalNSTattoo | Property representative |
Hi Tracy, That shouldn't be an issue, you'll have a great view from a skybox! Thanks, Jess
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Phillypersons
8 May 2017|
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Response from RoyalNSTattoo | Property representative |
Hi there! You can purchase tickets online via Ticket Atlantic. TripAdvisor won't let me attach a link but if you go to Ticket Atlantic's website, you'll be able to find the Tattoo's site and purchase there. You can also... More
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