There is so much to tell about the Halifax Citadel. Some of the stories take us into the daily lives of the soldiers who lived there. Others allow us to understand the importance of this place in Canadian history. Discover more about this place, an important part of the Halifax Defence Complex.


The Halifax Citadel was declared a National Historic Site in 1952. Today its restored walls welcome all who wish to learn about defining moments in Canadian history.


In 1951, the Halifax Citadel was transferred to Parks Canada for restoration. Over the following decades, teams of dedicated historians, archaeologists, engineers, architects, masons, and carpenters worked to return the Citadel to its original mid-nineteenth century appearance.


Learn about some of the fascinating historical features at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.