The Army Museum tells a powerful and compelling story of Canada’s soldiers both on and off the battlefield. Located on the second floor of the Cavalier Building, the museum houses world-class exhibits showcasing the important contribution Halifax made to Canada’s defence efforts, especially in the First and Second World Wars.


The Road to Vimy and Beyond

Close up shot of an exhibit featuring part of a mural and a display case.
The Road to Vimy exhibit

This exhibit commemorates the service and sacrifice of the soldiers in the First World War, and in particular, highlights the stories of the soldiers from Nova Scotia.

A key element of “The Road to Vimy and Beyond” is a detailed replica of the Vimy Memorial. The replica is specially lit and interpreted with panels so visitors can learn about its significance and thus the importance of the battle that was fought at Vimy Ridge. The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is located in Vimy, France.


Trail of the Canadian Army, 1939-1945

A display featuring a scene from the Second World War.
Trail of the Canadian Army exhibit with portion of a mural

The exhibit commemorates the strong and influential role Canadian soldiers played in the Second World War, considered the largest military mobilization in history. Come and follow the “Trail of the Canadian Army” and discover how our soldiers took part in some of the most pivotal moments of the war.


About the museum

Since 1953, this private, non-profit institution has been faithfully preserving and promoting Atlantic Canada's military heritage. The items on display come from a vast collection of more than 70,000 military artifacts. The museum is a member of the Organization of Military Museums of Canada and operates with the assistance of the Nova Scotia Museum and Parks Canada.

Hours and admission

The Army Museum is open during the same hours as the Halifax Citadel and admission is included with your entry fee to the historic site.


Phone: 902-422-5979

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