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“Outstanding”

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
Ranked #12 of 137 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Wolfville, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

I went to this not knowing what to expect, but was extremely surprised and delight by the show. It was bigger and grander than anything I expected. Great show. I was a little bit long but looks of variety to keep you interested.

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Bedford, Canada
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52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“a mind-blowing show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

The Royal NS International Tattoo combines pipe bands, dancers, military show groups from several countries, and choirs. It is a display of Nova Scotia's Scottish heritage and of pomp and military precision drill teams. A must-see

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

so many acts so much fun awesome for all ages!!! will definitely go back again with the whole family

Visited July 2012
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Halifax
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“None Better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

In my opinion this is one of the planet's top family shows. Although based on the military tattoo format, there is lots of variety to please every taste in entertainment from 6 to 96. The fast pace and intimate (hockey arena) setting gives it that special cosey yet thrilling effect.

Visited July 2012
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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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13 reviews
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“A Wonderful Evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

We are "regulars" at the tattoo. When friend from away suggest visiting us, we always suggest they come at the time of the tattoo. On every occasion they are spellbound.

Generally we regard it as a noisy and joyous evening event.

We recommend eating at home before the show because the Halifax restaurants are pretty well full, and you will find parking horrendously difficult in Halifax.

Visited April 2012
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