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York Redoubt National Historic Site

York Redoubt National Historic site is located at the mouth of the Halifax Harbour in Fergusons Cove. It is 20-minute drive from downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia and a 40-minute drive from the airport.

The grounds are open year-round. The washrooms and parking lot are open from June 25 to the first Monday in September (Labour Day). Admission is free.

Dress for the rocky and wooded terrain and the variable seaside climate. Bring a warm jacket as temperatures can change quickly.

Temporary closure

York Redoubt National Historic Site is closed until further notice to reduce the risk of wildfires. Updates will be provided as information changes.

Hours of operation

Grounds open year-round. Parking open daily 8 am to 8 pm from end of June to Labour Day.


Free admission.

Brochures and publications



Seasonal and local weather, and trends.

Facilities and services

Grounds, trails, parking, washrooms, picnic tables, interpretive panels.

How to get here


PO Box 9080, Station A
Halifax NS B3K 5M7




By car

The site is off Route 253 (Purcells Cove Road). From downtown Halifax, follow Quinpool Road or Chebucto Road to the Armdale round about. Drive around the round about and take the exit onto Herring Cove Road. At the lights, proceed left onto Purcells Cove Road. Drive about 8km and look for the Parks Canada Beaver sign on the left.

Driving time: about 20 minutes from downtown Halifax, or 10 minutes from the Armdale Rotary.

By public transit

Bus 15 toward Purcells Cove takes you to York Redoubt. Check service and schedules at Halifax Transit.


The nearest airport is Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

Free admission.

Services and amenities

Accessible Parking
Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Accessible Toilet
Bus parking Bus parking
Dogs on leash Walk your dog on a leash
Lookout Lookout
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Restrooms Restrooms
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