Book a kilted Highlander

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Add a kilted Highlander or piper to your private event.

Historic Guided Tours

Step into the past as a kilted 78th Highlander takes you on a guided tour of the iconic Halifax Citadel and learn about its role and strategic importance during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Throughout the tour, your guide will provide you with insights and anecdotes about the lives of the soldiers who lived and worked in the fort. Always popular during evening receptions!

Solo Piper

Add the distinctive skirl of the great highland bagpipe to your next event. Be greeted by the sound of the pipes drifting across the parade square as you enter the fort, or be escorted by a piper directly into your meeting or event. A favourite choice for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Highlander Guard Greeters and Sentries

Have your guests greeted by one of our costumed Highlanders or have a Sentry stand guard as your guests arrive. Our highlander greeter will direct your guests to the ceremony or reception and be available for photos.

Field Gun Demonstration

Witness an impressive display of precision drill and firepower as interpreters wearing the uniform of the Royal Artillery load and fire an Armstrong field gun. See how one of the most unique weapons in Queen Victoria's army would have been used on the battlefield – and feel the shockwave as each shot is fired.

Rifle Firings

Receive the ultimate hands-on experience as you load and fire an original Snider­Enfield rifle under the careful supervision of a costumed soldier.  Don the famous red tunic of the British army and learn how to fire – it’s a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Please note that due to the nature of this activity, each participant will take approximately 4­5 minutes to complete the firing. For larger groups, a ratio of one interpreter per ten guests is recommended for optimal efficiency (resulting in a total duration of about 45 minutes). All participants must be 16 years of age or older and have consumed no alcohol.

Booking Details and Contact

Call 902-426-7665, email:, or visit Halifax Citadel Society. 

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