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York Redoubt National Historic Site

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York Redoubt National Historic Site -Site Management


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A key element in the defence of Halifax Harbour in the 19th and 20th centuries and a command centre during World War II, York Redoubt has long played a vital role in protecting this strategic port city since it was first built in 1793.

Consistently renovated to keep up with technology and the changing face of war, its 27 buildings, related structures and armaments sit high above wooded cliffs, overlooking the entrance to the harbour, just 14 kilometres from downtown Halifax.

Today you can explore this lofty vantage point and learn about its role in protecting Canada. Interpretive panels and Rifled Muzzle loading guns bring to life this fortress’s fascinating past. You can also stroll along the many bucolic walking trails, wander among the armament and fortifications, and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Halifax Harbour.

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