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

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Access at Rainnie Drive Closed

There will be a temporary closure of Rainnie Drive starting Wednesday, April 23, while the city of Halifax works on the Cogswell roundabout project.  As a result, visitors to the Halifax Citadel will not be able to enter and exit the site from Rainnie Dr.  However, access will remain possible from Ahern Avenue.  Visitors can also use the Sackville St. entrance. Rainnie Dr. is expected to remain closed until mid-June. 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


Old Town Clock Undergoing Maintenance

Old Town Clock at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site The Old Town Clock was installed in 1803
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Parks Canada is conducting routine maintenance on the Old Town Clock, located at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. As a result, the clock will not be operational from April 22, 2015 until approximately May 15, 2015. The Old Town Clock will resume keeping time for Halifax and residents upon completion of this maintenance.




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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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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