Parks Canada is pleased to offer a selection of educational programs at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site that will suit the interests and curriculum needs of all school grade levels, Primary through Grade 9. A variant program is also available for High Schools, contact us directly for more information.

Taking a hands-on approach, each program has been developed to match an array of Social Studies curriculum outcomes developed by the Nova Scotia Department of Education, and also to be exciting and entertaining.

THREE options are available for schools and teachers – bookings accepted now for May 7 - October 31:

Expedition Citadel

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

For schools seeking a longer-duration, more in-depth visit, this interactive program includes a two-hour guided experience plus free time. $4.90 per student (chaperones free). Content varies somewhat for grade level. Please specify Level 1 (Grades Primary to 3), Level 2 (Grades 4 and 5), or Level 3 (Grades 7 to 9). 

Citadel School Tour

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

For schools seeking a concise program, this basic guided tour with a private tour guide lasts one hour, plus free time. $2.40 per student (chaperones free). For all grade levels. Booking required.

Self-Guided School Visit

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

 For schools seeking a self-guided visit at their own pace, with no enhanced programming or guide. Xplorer booklets available for children aged 6-12 (please inquire).   Free, but booking required to manage numbers (please note the free public tour is not available to school groups doing a self-guided visit).


After your program we invite you to take some time to explore the Halifax Citadel. Parking and washrooms available on site. Teachers and chaperones are admitted at no charge.

For more information or to book your group, contact or call (902) 426-1990.  Additional programs can be developed to meet specific requirements; call to discuss. 

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