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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Join us for special events and activities at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, located in the heart of downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. See hours of operation, fees, and plan your visit today!
For more information, please call 902-426-5080 or email halifax@pc.gc.ca

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  • Canada Day Celebrations

    History
    Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Location(s): Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
    Cost: Free entry!

    Celebrate Canada Day at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site on Monday, July 1.

    In honour of Canada’s 157th birthday, enjoy FREE admission all day, 9 am to 5 pm. There will be lots of activities for kids of all ages to enjoy!

    Don’t miss the opportunity to explore signature exhibits, period rooms, and films. Tour the ramparts for the best views of Halifax!

    Between 10 am and 4 pm, the 78th Highlanders will perform mini pipe and drum concerts and conduct special drills and demonstrations.

    Enjoy a hot meal or cool treat from the newly opened Coffee Bar now licensed and offering a delicious and historically-inspired menu.

    The iconic noon gun signals the official start of the 21-gun salute from the saluting battery at the front entrance. Reminder the Perimeter Road will be closed to all traffic at this time.

    Following the cannon firings, Canada Day cake will be served starting at 12:15 pm from the Cavalier Porch inside the fort.

  • Remembrance Day Commemorations

    Culture and entertainment History
    Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Location(s): Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
    Cost: Free

    Parks Canada and the Halifax Citadel are honoured to join in Remembrance Day commemorations.

    Starting at 11 am the 1st Field Artillery Regiment will fire a 21-gun salute at the front entrance followed by the firing of the noon gun.

    The Halifax Citadel is open from 9 am to 5 pm.

    The Army Museum is open from 10 am until 2 pm.

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