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.

Getting here


5425 Sackville Street
Halifax NS B3J 3Y3


For directions, please visit: Getting here

Hours of operation

Our hours and services change with the seasons.

The grounds are open year-round.

May 7 to 31: shoulder season
Open daily
9 am to 5 pm

June 1 to September 15: peak season
Open daily
9 am to 5 pm

September 16 to October 31: shoulder season
Open daily
9 am to 5 pm

November 1 to May 6
Open daily
9 am to 5 pm


Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Information Information
Coffee shop Restaurant or café
Bus parking Bus parking
Lookout Lookout
Restrooms Restrooms
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Parking Parking

Public Wi-Fi available in the outdoor areas of the site (Parade Square, Cavalier Building porch) but not in the interior spaces/exhibits.

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.