Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Citadel Hill

Experience the Halifax Citadel, where the sounds of a modern, bustling port city are exchanged for the crack of rifle-fire and the skirl of bagpipes. The present Citadel was completed in 1856 and is the fourth in a series of British forts on this site. Today, the restored Citadel is a national landmark, commemorating Halifax’s role as a key naval station in the British Empire and bringing history to life in Atlantic Canada’s largest urban centre.


Sackville St.
Halifax, NS


May 7-June 30 9am-5pm
July 1-Aug31 9am-6pm
Sept 1-Oct 1 9am-5pm
Nov 1 - May 6 9am-5pm (Grounds are open, but no services)