Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

In the heart of downtown, the Halifax Citadel delivers history with a bang! Experience live re-enactments as the skirl of bagpipes and the crack of rifles fill the air. Talk with a soldier's wife while members of the 78th Highlanders carry out drills. And don’t miss the noon gun - it's a Halifax tradition since 1856! Kids can explore the fort with special activities just for them. Come find out why the Halifax Citadel is one of Parks Canada's most visited national historic sites.

This historic British fort is also the perfect backdrop for all types of gatherings, from meetings to dinners and even weddings. Imagine having a bagpiper welcome your guests, or joining a ghost tour by candlelight! The Citadel can bring history to life for your event and make it unforgettable! Call 902-426-7665 for indoor gatherings or 902-426-1995 for outdoor events.

Unique experiences await you at all of Parks Canada's sites in Nova Scotia. Visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/ns to find your next adventure.


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