Outdoor spaces

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Imagine holding your event in a venue steeped in Halifax’s rich heritage. Set atop the city’s highest point, you’ll find a 19th century fort with Victorian era charm, and breathtaking views of Halifax’s picturesque harbour. You’ll also enjoy modern conveniences and friendly, attentive staff ready to help you create a memorable occasion.

Parade Square

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

Imagine your event under tent and sky, surrounded by the rich history and mighty walls of the Halifax Citadel.

Use the parade square alone, or add the Halifax Citadel’s fully appointed rooms to transform your dinner, reception, wedding, trade show or gala into a truly unique event. Events begin after the site has closed to the public.

We are happy to help facilitate tent rentals, which are not available directly from the Halifax Citadel. The parade square can accommodate tents up to 120’ x 80’.

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Location details Easily accessible from the front entrance or parking lot.
Amenities On-site security, accessible parking, access to public washrooms, and electricity.
Maximum capacity 2,500 people

May to October: events can begin one hour after the site closes.

Tent set up takes place during the day prior to event, under staff supervision.

Cost and booking details

Call 902-426-5080 or email: halifax@pc.gc.ca

Garrison Grounds – a natural amphitheatre

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

Warm breezes, sunshine and grass underfoot - the Halifax Citadel offers the perfect setting. Situated at the base of Citadel Hill, the Garrison Grounds offer a spacious, central location for festivals, concerts or other large outdoor events. This flexible, natural amphitheatre can accommodate audiences from a few hundred up to 30,000.

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Location details

Large outdoor space at the base of Citadel Hill, outside the walls of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.


On-site security, accessible parking.

Electricity and Halifax Regional Municipality water available for an additional fee.

Maximum capacity 30,000 people
Availability Available year-round
Cost and booking details Call 902-426-5080 or email: halifax@pc.gc.ca

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