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Visit Province House

Welcome to Province House, home of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. The legislative building is located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia at 1726 Hollis Street.

Province House and its grounds, which operate under the jurisdiction of the Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, occupy an entire city block bordered by Hollis, Prince, Granville, and George Streets. 

We welcome visitors year-round.

Things to know before you go

  • If you are not feeling well, showing any COVID-19 symptoms, or have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 please stay home. We ask that everyone does a self-assessment before visiting.
  • The public must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter Province House. Please see http://novascotia.ca/POV for more information about the requirement to provide proof of vaccination and exceptions to the requirement.
  • Masks are mandatory for visitors to Province House. Please bring a mask with you. Children under the age of 2 are exempt, as well as children under the age of 4 when their caregiver can’t get them to wear a mask. People with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask are also exempt. We reserve the right to require visitors claiming an exemption to provide proof of exemption status.
  • Please ensure that you are able to practice physical distancing to reduce your exposure to other people – you should stay at least two metres away from anyone you do not live with or who isn’t in your group, including staff.

What we are doing to create a safer space

The following practices have been put in place to protect you and our staff:

  • We have set a capacity limit of 25 visitors at a time in the building to ensure that everyone can follow physical distancing measures.
  • We have set a limit of 10 individuals per group of visitors to ensure that visitors can follow physical distancing measures.
  • Please note that when visiting there is a designated entrance (Hollis Street) and exit (Granville Street, first floor).
  • We have introduced a one-way flow throughout the building indicated by floor arrows.
  • In roped off areas, all visitors must stand behind the rope.
  • We ask that visitors take the elevator only with members of their own group or alone.
  • Province House has increased cleaning efforts in public areas and high touch surfaces.
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the building for your use.
  • We ask that all visitors follow the hygiene protocols posted in washrooms and throughout the building and be mindful of set capacity limits.
  • We are committed to continue assessing these new changes and to implement further changes for visitor and staff safety as Public Health guidelines change.
  • Guests will be required to provide contact information and sign-in and out of the building.

Impacted events and activities

  • Guided tours are on hold until further notice. We will continue to monitor Public Heath guidelines as we plan for the reimplementation of school and group tours.
  • Library services to the general public are until further notice by appointment only.

What to do at Province House

Watch proceedings: Observe a sitting of the House of Assembly or the proceedings of a committee. 

Take a tour: Learn about the history and architectural features of this National Historic Site.

Visit the Legislative Library: Consult the extensive historical collection or just relax with a book in this Victorian gem in the heart of Province House.