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Military Heritage

Military Heritage (Family Fun Halifax)

Shearwater Aviation Museum – TEMPORARILY CLOSED as of October 23, 2023

The Shearwater Aviation Museum’s mandate is to collect, preserve, display and promote the history of Maritime Military Aviation at the air station now known as 12 Wing Shearwater, from 1918 to the present time. Shearwater Aviation Museum: Address: 34 Bonaventure Street, Dartmouth Website: shearwateraviationmuseum.ca

C.S.S. Acadia

Tour the historic C.S.S. Acadia as part of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. C.S.S. Acadia: Address: 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax Website: maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca

Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum

The Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum is Atlantic Canada’s only museum devoted to preserving all aspects of Atlantic Canada’s aviation heritage. Granted “Local Museum” status by the Nova Scotia Museum in 1989, it is owned and operated by local volunteers since its inception in 1977. Both civilian and military aviation history
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Fairview Lawn Cemetery – Titanic Attraction

Halifax is full of Titanic lore and sites. One of the favorites 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: Address: Windsor Street and Conaught Avenue, Halifax Website: www.titanic.memorial

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 Halifax
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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. This
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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 were
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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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