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 National Historic Site of Canada is part of the Halifax Defence Complex.

York Redoubt National Historic Site:

Address: The site is off Route 253 (Purcells Cove Road). From Halifax, follow Quinpool or Chebucto Road to the Armdale Rotary. Drive around the Rotary and take the exit onto Herring Cove Road. At the lights, fork left onto Purcells Cove Road. Drive about 8km and look for the Beaver sign on the left.
Hours: open daily 8am – 8pm, June 25 – Labour Day