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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Ready to begin your Halifax Citadel National Historic Site adventure? Here’s how to find us:

Civic address: 5425 Sackville St. Halifax, Nova Scotia

GPS coordinates: N 44.38760 W 063.34637

By car

Visitors to Halifax can choose to enter the city on several major highways. Follow the road signage to downtown Halifax. There are two vehicle entrances to the Halifax Citadel - on Sackville St. and Rainnie Dr., next to the Halifax Common.

By public transit

Metro Transit has multiple routes that service downtown Halifax. Although no bus routes service the Halifax Citadel directly, many do stop within a short walking distance of the site. For example, a number of bus routes stop by the Grand Parade on Barrington Street (including routes 1, 7, 9, 10, 14, 21, 23, 53, 59, 68, 20, 41, 80, 81). Visit Metro Transit for more information of route schedules and maps.

By foot

Begin at the Halifax waterfront. Start uphill on any street and head toward Brunswick St. Look for the city’s famous Old Town Clock, which is located at the base of Citadel Hill. You should also see the signal flags of the Citadel flying high above the ramparts. Climb the stairs in front of the Clock and you’ll see the entrance for the Halifax Citadel. Alternatively, it is a gentler and more accessible climb to follow the sidewalk from the Sackville St. entrance (vehicle entrance).

By shuttle/tour bus

Visitors can be dropped off at the front gate of the site by taxi or sightseeing tour.

By air

Halifax is serviced by the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, located 35 km from Halifax on Highway 102.

By train

Via Rail has regular train service to Halifax. The train station is located at 1161 Hollis Street.

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