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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

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If you have not seen the Tattoo before you are missing a great show, make sure that you either buy... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Dartmouth, Canada
Always a special family event!

We have been visiting the Tattoo as a family for over 15 years and thoroughly enjoy it every year... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Saint Andrews, Canada
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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...more
1800 Argyle St | Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N8, Canada
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

If you have not seen the Tattoo before you are missing a great show, make sure that you either buy your tickets at the superstore or Ticket Atlantic. I only paid $25.00 for our seat and there is not a bad seat in the place,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank KAREN C
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We have been visiting the Tattoo as a family for over 15 years and thoroughly enjoy it every year. We would have liked more marching bands this year (particularly my Grandfather who is a veteran), but we all really enjoyed some of the new acts,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RebeccaRM10
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We were so excited to get tickets to see what a military tattoo was all about! We thoroughly enjoyed the whole performance - we enjoyed the military music being mixed with the smaller acts; we loved how the smaller acts helped create areas of darkness...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank couperine
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

A mix of military acts as well as other acts that are purely entertainment. My favorites moments was the honoring the Canadian Veterans, the acrobats from Kenya, German cyclists and Russian dancers. But enjoyed them all. If you are in Halifax around Canada Day, this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank smdnyc
Reviewed July 14, 2018

I travel a thousand miles to hear and see military music, not novelty acts. I would prefer the tattoo stay true to that. Honor the military for their sacrifices. Let their bands entertain with marches, classical music, music native to their home countries, show tunes...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank cm0rrell
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We opted to pass on the Cruise excursion to the Tattoo since they charged almost 3 times what the tickets cost directly from the Scotiabank Center. We purchased E-tickets online about a week prior to our arrival. I had heard very little about it except...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike T
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We were in Halifax during a cruise on the Celebrity Summit and had a chance to attend this outstanding show. I can't say I would go every year, but if you are there make sure and attend. We went to the show on Canada Day...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We have been to the Tattoo three times, including the 2018 Tattoo and this was a disappointment. There was only one bagpipe group versus the 3-4 in previous years. Several of the acts were repeated 3-4 times throughout the 2 hours. We understand the Tattoo...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Kennith H
Reviewed July 9, 2018

it was wonderful, i suggest to everybody to watch it when you are in Nova Scotia don't miss this spectacular event

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank EdwardM2753
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We'd never seen a Tattoo so had no idea what to expect. This was an incredible experience! The choreography in moving from one act or group to the next was extremely well done. It was fantastic!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Thom H
November 18, 2018|
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Response from EdwardM2753 | Reviewed this property |
in general the performance that we assist to was inside bank scotia games center with the best lighting effects, it was really a great show
Alan E
August 4, 2018|
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Response from smdnyc | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is only for a week and it makes sense for TripAdvisor to indicate that
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Seeking some advice about possible itinerary for early July (14 Replies)
Hello: I've read through many of the itineraries on this forum and they have been most helpful. I realize that I'm a little late in the game regarding booking flights and accommodations, but my wife and I would like to visit Nova Scotia/Cape Breton Island in early July of 2018. We would potentially fly into Halifax on Friday 6/29 or Saturday 6/30. I'm not sure regarding departures, but probably the following Saturday or possibly Sunday if we decide to go to the Antigonish Highland Games. ...More
March 27, 2018|
Response fromPeter S|
I've looked at the schedule . The best fiddlers are at the Doryman on the Saturday and then Ashley MacIsaac on the Monday. Both of those will sell out fast or else get there an hour ahead .
Richmond, Canada
The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo (3 Replies)
We bought tickets for this year's Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. Is it as good as it looks on the website?
February 28, 2009|
Response fromcgreno|
Yes, it's wonderful! Lots of marching and drumming, very well done, you'll love it!!!!!