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.

Getting here


5425 Sackville Street
Halifax NS B3J 3Y3


For directions, please visit: Getting here

Hours of operation

Open Monday to Sunday
10 am to 4 pm
September 10, 2020 to October 31, 2020

The grounds are 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.

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