Halifax Forum

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Halifax Forum
Halifax NS Forum 1.jpg
Location2901 Windsor Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
CapacityHockey: 5,600
OpenedDecember 21, 1927
Nova Scotia Voyageurs (AHL) (1971–1978)
Halifax Mooseheads (Pre-season) (QMJHL) (1994–present)
Saint Mary's Huskies (AUS)
Dalhousie Tigers (AUS)

The Halifax Forum is an arena and multi-purpose facility in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Its uses include sporting events, bingo, ice skating, concerts and markets.[1] It was built in 1927 on the site of the former Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition which was badly damaged by the Halifax explosion in 1917.[2] It opened on 26 December 1927 and incorporated the first artificial ice surface east of Montreal.[3] The building was added to the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 2003.[4]


It is the former home of the Nova Scotia Voyageurs of the American Hockey League. Other former tenants include the Halifax Junior Canadians, Halifax Wolverines (senior team), and the Maritime Major Hockey League's Halifax St. Mary's. The Voyageurs moved to the new Halifax Metro Centre in 1978. The arena now hosts Saint Mary's University hockey, Halifax McDonald's of the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League and the QMJHL's Mooseheads preseason games.

It is also home to basketball, boxing and curling. The arena's capacity for hockey is 5,600. The largest audience for an event held at the Forum was reportedly close to 8,600 people, at the first live World Wrestling Federation show in Halifax, on July 18, 1987, which featured a main event match between then-WWF champion Hulk Hogan and Randy "Macho Man" Savage. During the 2011 Canada Games, the Forum hosted the boxing competitions.

Concert and event venue[edit]

The hall also hosts trade shows and concerts. In 2018 the venue hosted two nights of John Mellencamp's Sad Clowns & Hillbillies tour.[5]


  1. ^ "Halifax Forum Community Association". Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Colourized photos of the Halifax Explosion's aftermath". CBC News. 6 Dec 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  3. ^ "History". Halifax Forum Community Association. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Halifax Forum". Canada's Historic Places. Parks Canada. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  5. ^ "The best Nova Scotia concerts of 2018". Chronicle Herald, Stephen Cooke, Dec 20, 2018

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Coordinates: 44°39′19″N 63°36′15.1″W / 44.65528°N 63.604194°W / 44.65528; -63.604194