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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

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TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay - June 7

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site will host a celebration to start Day 9 of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay on June 7, 2015. The celebration will begin at 11:45 am and the relay will start with the firing of the noon gun.

Doors Open at the Old Town Clock - June 6 & 7

Old Town Clock

Parks Canada is offering visitors the chance to peek inside the ground level of the Old Town Clock, part of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, during Doors Open Halifax on June 6 and 7. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., walk inside, see old and new images of the clock and learn more about this iconic landmark. For safety reasons, the upper floors will not be accessible.

Coming to the Halifax Citadel?

Access from Rainnie Drive

Visitors to the Halifax Citadel should be aware of construction around the Rainnie Drive entrance while the city of Halifax works on the Cogswell roundabout project. Access to the Halifax Citadel is not currently affected. Regular updates will be provided as work progresses. Further information is available at

Changes to the Front Gate

The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is making improvements to its front gate. We encourage you to stay informed to ensure safe navigation of the site during construction. » Changes to the Front Gate

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Connect with Parks Canada at the Halifax Central Library


Parks Canada is proud to present a series of workshops in collaboration with Halifax Public Libraries. The events will be held at the Central Library in May and June. Find out what's planned and mark your calendars!  

You're Invited

Join us at one of our many special events!
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