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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

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A Nation at War
Saturday, October 15

Parks Canada welcomes visitors to discover the role the Halifax Citadel played during the World Wars, with a special focus on the participation of women in the Canadian forces. Special exhibits will include reconstructions of the role of nurses at the front in the First World War, and of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps (CWAC), which had a depot at the Citadel during WWII. Visit our First World War Trench Exhibit and see our reconstructed Casualty Clearing Station, and also discover our display of Hometown Heroes.

Dare to be scared - Ghost Walks!

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 approximately 70 minutes long and are available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 8:30 pm and go until October 29th.

Meet at the front gate. Private Group Tours are also available. Fees are $12 for adults, $10 for students/seniors (65+), $8 for youth (6-16) and $35 for a family.

For more detailed information, click here or call 902-426-1990. For tickets, visit

Commemorating the World Wars

image: WWI-era trench

Through special exhibits and events, Parks Canada invites Canadians to learn more about the World Wars and 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

Hometown Heroes

Canada’s participation in the First World War (1914-1918) and the Second World War (1939-1945) touched every community in this country. » Discover the compelling stories of several Nova Scotian Hometown Heroes