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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

What's New

Coming to the Halifax Citadel?

Halifax begins work on the Cogswell roundabout project on April 12. Visitors will continue to be able to use the Halifax Citadel entrance from Ahern Avenue and Rainnie Dr. throughout the first phase of this work which will continue until June. Visitors may also use the Sackville St. entrance. 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


2015 MEC Citadel Highlander Race

Two women running with bagpiping playing at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Let the sound of the bagpipes move you!
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Parks Canada is excited to host the 4th annual MEC Citadel Highlander Race at the Halifax Citadel on April 26. Participants of all ages will have fun running in and around the star-shaped fort as they take in the sights and sounds of this historic site. The children’s race kicks off at 8:45 a.m., and the 5K and 10K races start at 9:30 a.m. Soldiers from the 78th Highland Regiment and Parka will be on hand to cheer on the runners. Register at


Army Museum unveils First World War Exhibit

The Army Museum, located at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, recently unveiled its brand new exhibit, The Road to Vimy and Beyond. Parks Canada is a proud partner of this non-profit organization, who, with contributions from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the province of Nova Scotia, among many other supporters, has created a remarkable exhibit which commemorates the service and sacrifice of the soldiers in the First World War.
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You're Invited

Join us at one of our many special events!
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Parks Canada on Google Maps

Mainland Nova Scotia places ready now for virtual exploration at include Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Fort Anne NHS, Halifax Citadel NHS, York Redoubt NHS and Grand Pré NHS.
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