Let the festivities begin…

The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is the perfect backdrop and setting for galas and events large and small. Our facilities are blank canvases, you can create the atmosphere you want. There are so many possibilities: set up a tent with live music and projection screens for a dynamic multimedia presentation, backlight the fort walls to highlight their distinct texture and emphasize their height, create paths illuminated by tea lights for an air of mystery and anticipation, it’s up to you. Add in spectacular views of Halifax and its picturesque harbour and you have the perfect stage.

Whether it’s a large public outdoor concert, a summer festival or an intimate birthday, retirement, baby/wedding shower or office party, we can accommodate your gathering. All facilities can be custom tailored to your needs.

Indoor events

North Magazine and Garrison Room (63 - 120 people)
North Front Casemates (60 - 240 people)
Library and Coffee Shop (36 - 80 people)

Tented and outdoor events

Parade Square (up to 2,500 people)
Garrison Grounds (up to 30,000 people)


Children’s Birthday Party

Host your child's birthday party inside the fort. Play Victorian games with the 78th Highlanders, wear a kilt, practice marching like a soldier, tour the ramparts and tunnels and share refreshments and presents in our Resource Room. Note cakes and other food may be brought to venue.

Amenities: Includes activities, muster parade, historical games, site tour and party room rental, access to public washroom facilities, accessible parking.

Group size: Maximum of 15 guests

Ages: Best for ages 6 - 12

July and August
7 days a week
10 am - 12 pm or 2 pm - 4 pm

Program duration: 2 hours

Parties will continue regardless of weather conditions. 

Booking Details and Contact: Call 902-426-1990 or email: bookings@halifaxcitadel.ca