Military Heritage

Halifax Citadel Ghost Walks
Halifax Citadel Ghost Walks

Did you know that ghostly apparitions have been reported by visitors and staff at the Citadel? Join a spirited tour of Halifax’s historic fort after dark and discover the haunted secrets and fascinating history of the Citadel. Wander by candlelight along the fort’s ramparts, dungeons, and dimly lit passageways in
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Halifax Citadel
The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site opens for the 2019 season on Tuesday, May 7th.  The big event will be celebrated with 78th Highlander pageantry, pipes and drum performances, guided tours, and of course the historic noon gun. Planning some summer fun? Why not sign your kids up for A Soldier’s Life –
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A Soldier's Life, Parks Canada program at the Halifax Citadel. Photo by Debbie Malaidack
Enlist your Kids in the Army! Hands-on Adventure with A Soldier’s Life at The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Who says history can’t be fun?  To experience history hands-on, I dispatched two very special envoys to check out A Soldier’s Life, now in its fourth year at the Halifax Citadel and Historic Site. With a strong sense of adventure and a keen interest in military history, my Godson and his brother, aged
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Louisbourg Wake up in the past Photo by Debbie Malaidack
18th Century Camping at the Fortress Louisbourg: An Incredible, Historical Cape Breton Experience from Parks Canada

Would your family enjoy spending the night alone in an 18th Century fortress…with only a single sheet of canvas between you and the elements? How about the freedom to explore the restored town, beach and trails throughout the night, and then again the next morning, before any visitors or staff arrive? With
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Prince of Wales Tower Martello Tower
Prince of Wales Tower National Historic Site (Martello Tower)

  The Prince of Wales Tower, known locally as The Martello Tower: is a popular stop on a tour around the South End of Halifax’s Point Pleasant Park. The Prince of Wales tower is the oldest Martello tower in North America. The forts and batteries erected around Point Pleasant Park
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Fairview Lawn Cemetery – Titanic Attraction

Halifax is full of Titanic lore and sites. One of the favorite is Fairview Lawn Cemetery where victims of the Titanic disaster are buried. A fascinating stop on any historic tour of Halifax and Nova Scotia.   Fairview Lawn Cemetery Contact Info:   Address: Windsor Street and Conaught Avenue, Halifax
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Halifax Town Clock
Old Town Clock

The Old Town Clock, as it is now known, was installed in October 1803. It has since become one of the city’s most beloved and familiar landmarks. Nestled in the protective shadow of the Halifax Citadel, it has seen some alterations over the years and was largely reconstructed by Parks
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Government House

  Government House of Nova Scotia is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, as well as that in Halifax of the Canadian monarch. Government House has hosted more than a dozen Royal Visitors in 210 years, some several times. It was a command post during the 1917
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York Redoubt National Historic Site

  Established in 1793 on a bluff overlooking the harbour entrance, and expanded in the 19th and 20th centuries, York Redoubt was a key element in the defence of Halifax Harbour. Visit the Second World War Command Centre, and enjoy the scenic views of the harbour mouth and adjacent coastline.
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H.M.C.S. Sackville

HMCS Sackville was a Flower-class corvette that served in the Royal Canadian Navy and later served as a civilian research vessel. She is now a museum ship located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the last surviving Flower-class corvette. H.M.C.S. Sackville Contact Info: Address:  1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax Phone: (902)
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