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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

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Great way to spend the day

Spending a day in Halifax at the wharf with Beaver Tails (giant flat donuts with toppings) and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Impressive facility

We got there right before the noon cannon firing, so that was exciting. It was just by luck, as we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Experience an exciting part of Canada's history by visiting this 19th-century fort with a sweeping view of downtown Halifax. Between May and October, the Citadel is brought to life by two historic regiments of the British Army - the pageantry of the...more
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5425 Sackville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3, Canada
Downtown Halifax
+1 902-426-5080
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spending a day in Halifax at the wharf with Beaver Tails (giant flat donuts with toppings) and the hiking up to the Citadel and touring the fort is a great way to enjoy a nice summer day. And can’t recommend enough to try a donair...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We got there right before the noon cannon firing, so that was exciting. It was just by luck, as we were struggling up the long hill from the port. They had a very nice memorial and display honoring the end of WWI, and the trench...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there at mid day so saw, and heard, the gun being fired. Interesting buildings and good staff who interact with visitors and who impart very interesting information.

Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a recent visit to Halifax. We saw the noon day gun and the changing of the guard. Plenty of people watching. It was very interesting to see this reenactment. Try to get there early because of the crowds.

Thank lynlcee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice experience. Got to really experience the history of the fort and learn about what life was like. Also enjoyed the war museum and the WW1 era trench.

Thank jr1999jr1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow definitely worth going. It was an eye opener for sure. I would reccomend this historical place for everyone to see. It's like walking into a land before time. I was surprised to see so much history on display. The staff answered all questions and...More

Thank Theresa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s the fort that protected the city. Great view point at downtown area, the Halifax Harbour, and the Angus L. McDonald Bridge that connects Halifax and Dartmouth.

Thank 793lyudmilab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually walked all of the way to the top of the hill to view the Citadel Fort . . . what a hike !!! While we were there -- just before noon -- the canon blasted one volley that was so loud, I had...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this, if you like historical stuff at all it’s worth checking out. Can easily spend a few hours here.

Thank Reese Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Citadel is central to all that happens in Halifax and is the centre around which its history is based. We were impressed by the knowledge of the staff. There is also an extensive collection of Canadian war memorabilia.

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17 August 2018|
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Response from Neil P | Reviewed this property |
The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is open year-round, but our hours and services change with the seasons: May 7 to June 30 - 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. July 1 to August 31 - 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. September 1 to October 31... More
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Response from Alf M | Reviewed this property |
There are many public parking lots around the citadel, This one is monitored. Halifax Infirmary Summer Street Entrance - QEII, Lot 3 1796 Summer St Halifax County Halifax, NS NS B3H 3A7
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Response from Jonathan K | Reviewed this property |
at least 2 hours. we could've stayed longer but had other stops to make.