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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

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Canada Day at the Halifax Citadel - Friday July 1st


Celebrate Canada’s 149th Birthday at the official Halifax City celebration inside the walls of the historic Halifax Citadel. It all starts with the firing of the iconic noon cannon followed by the traditional 21-gun salute. Enjoy band, choir, and military performances and don’t miss the official Canada Day cake!

11:30 am / Official Canada Day ceremony begins
11:35 am – 11:50 am / Music by Royal Canadian Navy’s Stadacona Band and Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Choir
12:00 pm / Noon gun, 21 Gun Salute, Singing of O Canada (led by Stadacona Band)
12:05 pm / Official Ceremony Speeches followed by cake cutting
12:45pm – 1:15pm / 78th Highlander Infantry and Pipes and Drums perform demonstration of mid-Victorian foot and arms drill

Parks Canada’s mascot will be making special appearances throughout the day – don’t miss her!

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image: WWI-era trench

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