We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

5425 Sackville Street | P.O. Box 9080, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
902-426-5080
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 79 Attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

Type: Historic Sites, Military Museums, Lookouts
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Experience an exciting part of Canada's history by visiting this 19th-century fort with a sweeping view of downtown Halifax. Between May and October,... more » Owner description: Experience an exciting part of Canada's history by visiting this 19th-century fort with a sweeping view of downtown Halifax. Between May and October, the Citadel is brought to life by two historic regiments of the British Army - the pageantry of the 78th Highlanders and the precision of the Royal Artillery thrill visitors daily with live re-enactments. The skirl of the bagpipes mixes with the crack of a rifle and the assembly of recruits for the next foot drill. There's no shortage of authentic experiences to view and participate in! Kids will love the Xplorers Program - an activity book just for them. When the sun sets, it's time to experience the other side of the Citadel - join the Citadel Ghost Walk and experience the dark and errie lore from the early 1800's. Tours start mid-July and run every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:30pm until the end of October. Cash at the front gate. « less
Write a Review

869 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    472
    326
    60
    8
    3
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
55 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Site is downtown Halifax within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. Built on a hill we couldn't see any parking lots, but decided to drive up anyway. At the main gate we saw bus parking, but no private vehicles, so continued around, finally arriving at a small booth. The young lady took our passes and directed us to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fredericton
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

An interesting tour worth an afternoon without question. Within walking distance of all Halifax downtown restaurants and pubs. Do it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairview, Texas
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
41 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit if you have the time. History of the Fort is interesting and contrary to what you would think, it was to protect from land based attacks. Besides the structure itself and some old cannons, not alot here. Guides are very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Uxbridge, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We spent a couple of hours here on Saturday, we experienced the noon time firing of the cannon, WOW! It was very informative, the views were spectacular. It was a very enjoyable experience and good to see how Parks Canada run it on our behalf

Was this review helpful? Yes
Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Lots to learn here about Canadian history , take the tour , it gives a great overview of what went on here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I like this history of here and love the way people explained! it's definitely a place to visit & learn

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Fun perspective from British POV of historical facts. They shoot a canning precisely at noon everyday. Set your watch to it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We arrived just in time for the tour and, being from the U.S., it was a useful lesson in Canadian history. The citadel can be toured independently also and there are interpreters in some of the rooms .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hurst
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was a fun and exciting tour. I stopped off at the snack shop and had a drink and a oat cookie dipped in chocolate and yum......it was fantastic...you gotta try one if you go...fits the time. Everyone dressed for that era as well. very authentic.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blacksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

You can't visit Halifax without taking in this fortress. It's simply amazing how functional and practical it is. The guides are very knowledgeable and the access to so many areas of the fort is great. The view of the city from this location is phenomenal. J and M Cole

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada also viewed

Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality
Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality
 
Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality
Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality
 

Been to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing