York Redoubt National Historic Site

York Redoubt sits high on a bluff overlooking the entrance to Halifax Harbour at Fergusons Cove, Nova Scotia. It was constructed in 1793 and helped protect this historic port through three centuries of Canadian history. It is part of the Halifax Defence Complex.

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Halifax Defence Complex

Visit all five centrally located Parks Canada administered national historic sites in Halifax.

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On-leash dogs welcome

All dogs need to be on a leash no longer than 3 metres (10 feet) and under your control at all times.

Visiting York Redoubt National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, Interpretive panels, trail, lookout, ocean view, on-leash dog walking.

Plan your visit

Maps and directions, facilities and services, hours. Free admission.


Free admission.

Safety and guidelines

Important bulletins, visitor guidelines.

About York Redoubt National Historic Site

Culture and history

History, architecture, Halifax Defence Complex.

Stewardship and management

Jobs, partners, permits and licenses, public consultations, plans, and policies.

Contact us

Telephone: 902-426-5080
Email: halifax@pc.gc.ca

Hours of operation

Open daily
8 am to 8 pm
June 25 to Labour Day

The grounds are open year-round.

No winter maintenance.

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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Where better to get your Halifax bearings than at the Halifax Citadel, which in its current form has been a core part of this culturally vibrant city since 1828. Halifax’s original guardian has many tales to tell, plus affords spectacular views and promises engaging activities.

Georges Island National Historic Site

A drumlin created by glacial deposits thousands of years ago, Georges Island sits in the centre of Halifax Harbour and was at the heart of military action for hundreds of years.

Prince of Wales Tower National Historic Site

Built in 1796-97 to protect against French attack, the Prince of Wales Tower was the first of its kind in North America. Visitors can explore its history, architectural features and significance as a defensive structure.

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