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.
Visiting York Redoubt National Historic Site
Things to do, Interpretive panels, trail, lookout, ocean view, on-leash dog walking.
Maps and directions, facilities and services, hours. Free admission.
Important bulletins, visitor guidelines.
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