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Updated: January 11, 2022

This location is:

Partially open

Changes that may affect your visit

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is now open for self-guided visits only, no admission charged. Regular season programming resumes May, 2022. We look forward to seeing you then.

What’s open

  • Daily noon day cannon firing
  • Parade square, ramparts, parking, and public washrooms
  • The grounds are open year-round

Masks and proof of vaccination

Following provincial public health measures, proof of full vaccination is required to enter all Nova Scotia national historic sites and Parks Canada organized events and experiences for visitors 12 years of age and older, As of October 4, 2021. 

Mask-wearing continues to be required in indoor spaces.

Proof of full vaccination is required for

  • admission to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site 
  • any guided activities, such as tours (public or private)
  • private events and interior facility rentals hosted inside the Halifax Citadel

Proof of full vaccination is not required to access the grounds or Perimeter Road. 

Plan your visit

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