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Prince of Wales Tower National Historic Site

The Prince of Wales Tower is located at the southern tip of the Halifax peninsula in Point Pleasant Park.

Enjoy a scenic walk to the tower and learn about the history of this part of the Halifax Defence Complex through the interpretive panels.

Located 2.5 km from downtown Halifax, this is an easy and enjoyable stop on any itinerary. Admission is free.

Services and information

Hours of operation

Grounds and interpretative panels open year-round. The tower is closed.


Free admission.

Facilities and services

Grounds, tower, parking, picnic tables, washrooms, interpretive panels, Point Pleasant Park.


Seasonal and local weather, and trends.

How to get here

How to get here


5718 Point Pleasant Drive
Halifax NS B3H 1B5




By car

The site is in Point Pleasant Park, at the southern tip of the Halifax Peninsula. Follow South Park Street, then Young Avenue to its end. Turn right and watch for the Tower Road entrance to Point Pleasant Park. Follow the walking trail signs to the Prince of Wales Tower.

By bus

Bus 9 brings you to the entrance of Point Pleasant Park
Service run by Halifax Transit

By plane

The closest major airport is Halifax International Airport

Services and amenities

Bus parking Bus parking
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Information Information
Lookout Lookout
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
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