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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

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We are open!

Even Google gets it wrong sometimes: the Halifax Citadel is open every day! Summer hours for July and August: 9 am - 6 pm!

Road closures affecting Halifax Citadel National Historic Site access

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. Regular updates will be provided as work progresses. Further information and closure maps are available at

Starting Monday, June 22, until approximately August 24, Ahern Street will close to traffic and Rainnie Drive will be converted to a one-way street between Cogswell and Gottingen. During the construction period there will be no entrance to the Halifax Citadel from these streets.

The entrance and exit on Sackville Street will remain open and accessible throughout the construction period.

Commemorating the World Wars

WWI display, Halifax Citadel NHS

Canada’s participation in the First World War (1914-1918) and the Second World War (1939-1945) touched every community in this country. Through special exhibits and events, Parks Canada invites Canadians to learn more about the crucial role civilians and those in the armed forces played in protecting and building their communities and thus Canada as a whole.  » Commemorating the World Wars