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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

The Halifax Citadel is located in central Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is impossible to miss from the harbour and easily accessible by car or by foot. The distance to the airport is 35 km.

The Halifax Citadel is open year-round with different programs and services in each season. Visit between June and September for the full experience. Admission is charged.

First-time visitors should plan a minimum of two hours to explore; history buffs could spend the day taking in all that the Halifax Citadel has to offer.

Hours of operation

Halifax Citadel is open year-round. Full programming is available from May to October.

Shop and reserve

Passes and permits, souvenirs, reservations. Rent space for your meeting or special event.


Visitor passes and program fees. Free admission for youth.

Passes and permits

Discovery Pass. Film permits.

Facilities and services

Facilities and services, parking, washrooms, accessibility.

Meeting, equipment and event rentals

Weddings, meetings, corporate events, facilities, rentals.


Seasonal and local weather, and trends.

Travel trade

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How to get here

Directions and distances to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site by car, public transit, foot, shuttle/tour bus, air, or train.


Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
5425 Sackville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3



Services and amenities

Accessible Parking
Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Picnic area Picnic area
Accessible Toilet Accessible toilets
Bus parking Bus parking
Electric car charging station Vehicle charging station
No dogs
First Aid
Gift Shop Gift shop
Interpretation centre Indoor Exhibit
Information Information
Interpretation Interpretation
Lookout Lookout
Pay parking Pay parking
Coffee shop Restaurant or café
Restrooms Restrooms
WiFi Wi-Fi
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