Operation: Citadel at Nocturne: Art at Night
October 19, 2013 6pm – midnight
Parks Canada is pleased to host Operation: Citadel, a project of the Dalhousie Faculty of Computer Science, at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. This project is a “mixed reality” (physical and virtual) multiplayer game... [more about Operation: Citadel]
Ghost Walks at the Citadel are back!
Join a spirited tour of Halifax’s historic fort after dark and discover the haunted secrets and fascinating history of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. What about these stories of ghostly apparitions reported by visitors and staff? Are they fact or scary fiction? Wander by candlelight along the fort’s ramparts, dungeons and dimly lit passageways in this thrilling and one of a kind haunting experience. Tours are 90 minutes long and are available on Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 8:30pm and go until the end of October. Meet at the front gate. Group Tours are also available. Dare to be scared!
A Field Trip for Summer Camps and Day Cares Ages 4 and Up
In this fun and interactive program, children will learn about Canada’s history through play and interactive activities! The program includes a two hour tour of the Halifax Citadel that includes games and visits to the tailor shop, barracks, school room, powder magazine and more. Children will have an opportunity to handle reproduction clothing, furnishings, writing materials and toys. Through a combination of the real and imaginary, they will learn about our military heritage and the people who built our city, province, and country. Details here!
78th Highlanders continue the tradition of welcoming visitors to Halifax - on land and sea!
As part of Holland America’s On Location program, our famous 78th Highlanders will travel onboard Holland America’s cruise ships from Charlottetown back to Halifax. The 78th Highlanders welcome and entertain passengers by sharing the rich history of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. The Highlanders are bringing history to life with bag pipe performances at sail-away, one-on-one photo ops, evening presentations and more. Cruise passengers will extend their introduction to the 78th Highlanders by exploring the Halifax Citadel and meet the rest of the 78th when they arrive in Halifax.
Wonder what it’s like to be a 78th Highlander at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site?
Put your best soldier face on and come experience a day in the life of a soldier at the Halifax Citadel.
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Hey kids! We need your help on a special quest this summer! Complete your Xplorer missions at the Halifax Citadel and earn your very own collectable souvenir. Do other quests at different sites and you could collect them all! It’s FREE with regular admission. Join the adventure today.
New display of war art
© J. WiebeThe Army Museum
, located within the walls of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, is pleased to present a new display of war art by Jessica Wiebe, a former soldier that is now a student at the NS College of Art & Design. Jessica travelled to Afghanistan as an Army Reservist in 2008. It was more than four years after leaving Afghanistan before she would look at her war experience with an artist’s eye.
The Army Museum displays have recently been upgraded for the season; there are new interpretive panels, an interactive diorama and a special War of 1812 exhibit. Admission to the Army Museum is included with your entry fee to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. The site is open daily, 9-5pm and 9-6pm during July and August. For more information about the Army Museum, call 902-422-5979 or visit this page.
The Blue Nose Marathon 5 Km features the best views of Halifax!
Parks Canada was proud to host runners in the Bluenose Marathon on May 19th as they ran around the star-shaped Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Check out our lovable mascot, Parka, training with the 78th Highlanders to get ready for the run!
Check out Myles and Parka training with the 78th Highlanders: [video]
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