The Citadel gate swings open to reveal a tour guide in full period uniform standing on the drawbridge holding a glowing lantern aloft in the deepening twilight. He silently beckons for you to follow him across the drawbridge, through the arched stone gate and into the darkness of the fort that has dominated Halifax Harbour since 1749.

Descending by candlelight through dimly lit passageways toward shadowy inner chambers, you stay close to your guide. Breathlessly anticipating what sinister apparition might lurk around each corner, you pass through ditches, along cobblestone alleys and over eerie ramparts. Then, descend into dark tunnels toward prison cells that once housed hapless soldiers convicted of minor offences. You’re on a nocturnal journey into the haunted history of Halifax Citadel that recounts many a ghost story, tales of the unexplained, and all recounted in chilling detail.

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

Dates: Public ghost tours are offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings July through October. Public tours are now finished for 2019; however, private group tours are offered year-round.

Times: Tours begin at 8:30 pm at the front entrance kiosk, and last 70 minutes.

Language: Public tours are offered in English only. Private group tours are offered year-round in English and in French.

Purchase Tickets:

Advance tickets are available online at (enter event title "Halifax Citadel Ghost Tour" and press the "Search" button). Tickets go on sale every Sunday for the week. You must purchase your ticket the same week as the date you plan to attend a ghost tour. Online ticket sales close at 4 pm the day of the ghost tour.


Public tour fees (tax included):

Adult (17+): $14 
Youth (6-16): $8 
Senior (65+) and students: $10
Family: $35 (2 Adults/2 Youth) 

Please Note: All tours are weather permitting. 

Booking Information: For more information or to book a private tour, call 902-426-1990 or email