Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

What is a management plan?

A management plan is a key instrument for ensuring that Parks Canada delivers on its commitments to the people of Canada. The process of management planning allows Indigenous communities, stakeholders, partners, local residents and the public to have an effective voice in shaping the future of the site.

Management Plan for the Halifax Defence Complex - 2019

The management plan public consultations are an opportunity for everyone to shape the future of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and the four other national historic sites that, together, make up the Halifax Defence Complex. The “Let’s Talk Parks Canada Halifax!” consultation process will explore ways to share the diverse stories of all those who are connected to these sites, including the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia. See how management planning is coming along by visiting the Let’s Talk Parks Canada Halifax! web page.

Management Plan for the Halifax Defence Complex - 2009

The Halifax Defence Complex consists of five national historic sites with a common reason for designation: Halifax was one of four principal overseas naval stations of the British Empire during the 18th and 19th centuries, and the Halifax Defence System or Complex includes a complete conspectus of shore defences from the 18th century to the Second World War. The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada recommended the commemoration of representative examples of a complete range of shore defences as national historic sites, specifically naming Georges Island, Fort McNab, York Redoubt, Prince of Wales Tower and the Halifax Citadel.

2009 Management Plan for the Halifax Defence Complex (PDF, 2.91 MB)