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 Presenting the latest news about the Halifax Defence Complex National Historic Sites

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


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! 


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

The Old Town Clock has been keeping time since 1803
© Parks Canada

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.



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.
» Army Museum...

You're Invited

Join us at one of our many special events!
» 2015 Special Events calendar...

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.
» Parks Canada Google Maps project...