School programs

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Parks Canada is pleased to offer a selection of educational programs at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site that will suit the interests and curriculum needs of all school grade levels, Primary through Grade 9. A variant program is also available for High Schools, contact us directly for more information. Additional programs can be developed to meet specific requirements; call to discuss. 

Taking a hands-on approach, each program has been developed to match an array of Social Studies curriculum and also to be exciting and entertaining.

After your program we invite you to take some time to explore the Halifax Citadel. Parking and washrooms available on site.

Teachers receive complimentary entry. Chaperones receive complimentary entry based on 5:1 ratio (kids:chaperones).


THREE options are available for schools and teachers – bookings accepted now for May 7 to October 31:

Expedition Citadel

Expedition Citadel

For schools seeking a longer-duration, more in-depth visit, this interactive program includes a two-hour guided experience plus free time.

Content varies somewhat for grade level. Please specify Level 1 (Grades Primary to 3), Level 2 (Grades 4 and 5), or Level 3 (Grades 7 to 9). 

Cost: See prices

Citadel School Tour

Citadel School Tour

For schools seeking a concise program, this basic guided tour with a private tour guide lasts one hour, plus free time.

For all grade levels. Booking required.

Cost: See prices

Self-guided school visit

Self-guided school visit

For schools seeking a self-guided visit at their own pace, with no enhanced programming or guide. Xplorer booklets available for children aged 6-12 (please inquire).

Pre-booking required to manage numbers.

Cost: Free – please note the free public tour of the Halifax Citadel is not available to school groups doing a self-guided visit.

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For more information, to book your group, or custom program, contact:

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