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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Address: 1586 Queen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: (902) 451-1221
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Ranked #9 of 60 Activities in Halifax
Type: Performances
Owner description: The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a week-long event held every year in one of Canada’s...
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Type: Performances
Owner description: 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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Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a yearly event in Halifax That incorporates both music and humor. A great variety of acts including marching bands, singing and acrobatics. I would recommend to anyone interested in a unique experience while visiting Halifax

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Halifax, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Military-themed annual exhibition of military entertainment. The individual acts are of very high quality but we found the overall programme to be quite long. Some not-so-subtle propaganda did not add to our experience. It's quite a spectacle; it just wasn't the right fit for our party. If it could be trimmed down to 90-100 minutes, and if the messaging could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been to the Tattoo on at least 5 occassions and have never been disappointed. The performances are always amazing and there is a large variety of perfomers that provide something for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I have now been twice/two years in a row traveling with my Aunt and Uncle on the PT Tours bus trip to the tattoo from a town in /New Brunswick to Halifax. The tattoo is now a must during my summer trip to the east coast. The entertainment is anything from drum corps to tributes, RCMP Ride, singing, military competitions... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Attended the show the last evening in town and enjoyed it immensely. The acts were international, some from Europe, but my favorite was the Canadian Armed Forces review. Gave me goose bumps, especially during the singing of the Canadian National Anthem! Would go again, but might wait a few years!

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Very nice to go to but feel it is a little over priced but if you like massed Pipe Bands well worth the visit.

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Haughton, Louisiana, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Since I had ordered our tickets to this show months ago (and seen clips on Discovery), I had high expectations and boy, did they deliver a great show! Loved all the different musical, comedic, athletic acts from around the world. Loved the way that the Canadians honored the 3 RCMP officers that had been recently killed and all the Canadian... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We drove all the way from New Brunswick to visit this historical site without doing any tour but a great experience to learn their history, particularly the fortress- up to the staircase behind the Clock and you'll see the nice view of Citadel and enjoy this piece of history.

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Enfield, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was a great evening of entertainment. A good variety of interesting acts. It was good for both young and old alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to the Tattoo with a Globus tour and we were all impressed with the show. Very professional and stirring The only act I didn't like was the German group whose humour I didn't understand but others found them funny. The Top Secret Drum Corp from Switzerland was the best act.They also had a very good Royal tattoo programme... More 

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