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“Good Event Centre”
Review of Scotiabank Centre

Scotiabank Centre
Ranked #34 of 140 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Halifax, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
659 reviews
360 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
“Good Event Centre”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Located in the centre of downtown Halifax, this is the home to the local junior hockey team and basketball team, pays host to International Tattoo and many concerts throughout the year. It is the same building as the World Trade & Convention Centre and is connected with Scotia Square (including the parking lot), Prince George Hotel, Delta Barrington, Purdy's Wharf, etc. by tunnels. There are numerous fabulous restaurants to grab a bite to eat before an event, and pubs to grab a drink after.

There food is pretty bland, except for the Subway, but there is a bit of variety. For busy events, there are long lineups at the bathrooms. The better side for busy events is the one closer to the harbor as there is more leg room to walk around during intermissions.

Seating is as cramped as most stadiums with no drink holder except for the comfy seats along the top of the lower bowl. They're definitely worth the extra cost. Most seats have a good to great view except from midway up to the top of the upper bowl.

Parking sucks. There is Scotia Square, the Prince George, Staples, etc. but I recommend grabbing a bite to eat downtown and getting there before the crowd. At the very least, give yourself some extra time to find parking.

Visited March 2014
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Halifax, Canada
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56 attraction reviews
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“Dated”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a nice location but it is dated. I believe there is plans to build a new facility and it is much needed.

Visited September 2013
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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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602 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“Great Venue for Conference. Excellent Location”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Attended conference-easy to access. Close to everything downtown. One of the nicer convention experiences I have had.

Visited May 2014
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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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123 reviews
87 attraction reviews
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“Not a attraction”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Again I see this to many time and the Metro centre is not an attraction but a place where events take place. The stadium is getting old so I hope they have a replacement plan soon!!

Visited June 2013
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St. Catharines, Canada
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“NHL quality building - but smaller”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

I have been to many hockey arenas across the country and other than the NHL arenas this has to be the best arena complex in Canada! Seats just over 10,000 and the Haligonians really support their Mooseheads.

Visited June 2013
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