Plan your visit
Cannabis is now legal and regulated in Canada.
Find out how this will affect your visit.
Situated in one of the most vibrant cities on the east coast, the Halifax Citadel has much to offer first time and frequent visitors alike. It is a central part of the city, impossible to miss from the harbour and easily accessible by car or foot. First time visitors should plan a minimum of two hours to explore; history buffs can spend the day taking in all that the Halifax Citadel has to offer.
Please note that Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is now a smoke-free space, excepting two designated smoking areas. See "Cannabis, smoking and vaping" for details.
Hours of operation
Site operation with visitor services: May 7 to October 31
Grounds open year round
Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Public Wi-Fi available in the outdoor areas of the site (Parade Square, Cavalier Building porch) but not in the interior spaces/exhibits.