The Blue Nose Marathon 5 Km features the best views of Halifax!
Attention all runners...Parks Canada is thrilled to once again be a part of such a wonderful community event and to partner with the Blue Nose Marathon to highlight the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site in this year’s Johnson 5 Km on Sunday, May 19th. Participants will enjoy spectacular vistas of Halifax as they circle the 19th century star-shaped fort and see firsthand what makes the Citadel so impressive! The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site will be open all weekend, 9am-5pm, however vehicle access will be limited during the races. Pedestrian access will not be affected. Visit www.BlueNoseMarathon.com for all the race details.
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Exhibits and events commemorating the Halifax Defences and a conflict that would define the Canada and United States that we know today...
Parks Canada Ambassador Pass
Pick up your ‘Parks Canada Ambassador Pass’ allowing FREE entry all summer long when you bring friends and relatives to visit the site. Halifax is a great city – it’s time to get out and explore it then tell all your friends and relatives to visit. Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is open May 7 – October 31.
LEGO® replica of the Old Town Clock at the Discovery Centre
Photo courtesy of the Discovery Centre
A giant LEGO® replica of the Halifax Town Clock has landed at the Discovery Centre! With the support of Lindsay Construction and Parks Canada, the Discovery Centre in Halifax has created its coolest new space – The Lindsay Building Centre – a new LEGO® building area filled with thousands of LEGO® bricks providing children and youth with a captivating place to build, create, learn and have fun. The Town Clock is an historic landmark and is presented as part of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
Learn more about the exhibit:
The Discovery Centre - permanent exhibits
Learn more about the Town Clock:
The Old Town Clock