Safety and guidelines

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Be prepared and stay safe while enjoying your visit! Review important bulletins, weather conditions, and visitor guidelines.

Important bulletins

Important announcements, notifications, and active superintendent orders.


Current conditions and short-term weather forecast.

Visitor guidelines

Visitor rules, drones, photography, film, fireworks, dogs on leash.

Winter safety

Some areas of the fort may be inaccessible.

To have a safe visit, please observe the following:

The Halifax Citadel is a 19th-century fortification with steep masonry walls surrounded by a dry ditch up to 9 metres deep.

Site requires all young children to be under close adult supervision at all times.

The top of all earthen walls, stone inner walls, and gun openings are “do not enter” spaces based on the high level of falling risk they present, especially when wet.

Watch out for low doorways, steep stairways, water gutters, and uneven ground and floors.

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