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Staff at the Halifax Citadel have crafted many ways to transport you back in time to the life of a Victorian era soldier. Join a guided tour or explore the various sites within the fort on your own. Watch the noon day gun firing of the gun, listen to the stirring sounds of the bagpipes, or join a Signature Experience and become part of the 78th Highlanders for the day. Educators can also join in an engaging Canadian history program.

Explore the Halifax Citadel on your next staycation!


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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Nova Scotia.

A montage showing scenic views and the various experiences to be had at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. The activities shown include: the firing of the Noon Gun, traditional music played on bagpipes and drums, and the Second World War Storm the Beach D-Day Exhibit.

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  • Soldiers in full 78th Highlander uniform inside Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

    Self-guided Tour

    Get a general overview of the site and set out on your own adventure.

  • Interpreters in Second World War nurse and soldier uniforms at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

    Commemorating the World Wars

    Through special exhibits and events, Parks Canada invites Canadians to learn more about the World Wars and the crucial role civilians and those in the armed forces played in protecting and building their communities and thus Canada as a whole. 

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