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Prince of Wales Tower National Historic Site of Canada

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Situated in Point Pleasant Park, this Martello-style fort offers a unique glimpse into Halifax city’s military heritage.

There are a few things you should know to help you plan your visit. From Nova Scotia’s climate to hours of operation, everything you’re looking for is right here.

Prince of Wales Tower NHS – a part of Halifax Defence Complex

British and Canadian military forces built many forts and batteries over the years to protect Halifax and its harbour. Five of these fortifications, known as the Halifax Defence Complex, are national historic sites owned and operated by Parks Canada. These sites are being preserved and maintained for current and future generations to discover.

Begin your exploration of these sites at the Halifax Citadel NHS for more information about the Halifax Defence Complex.