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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

3,718 Reviews
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5425 Sackville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3 Canada
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Why not combine our two most popular tours into one? See the sights of the historic port city of Halifax and then take in the famous breathtaking sights of Peggy's Cove.<br><br>Our tour would commence from Pier 21 with its Historic block as the "Ellis Island" of Canada, where more than one million immigrants came through and more than 500,000 left from during WWII.<br><br>From there we will visit St. Paul's Church, the oldest Anglican church in Canada. As well, St. Paul's Church was among some of the buildings that withstood the Great Halifax Explosion of 1917. We will drive on to Fort Needham Hill where a memorial carillon was built for the victims of that explosion. Then we'll be on to Canada's most famous lighthouse.<br><br>Peggy's Cove is one of the most unique, captivating and exhilarating eye-openers in Nova Scotia. The quaint seaside hamlets of Shad Bay, Big Lake, East Dover and West Dover, to mention but a few, are also breathtaking.
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Runner1123 wrote a review Dec 2020
Maine2 contributions
Beautiful view as we ran to the top and looked out over the city. It wasn’t open for tours this time of year but still a nice visit.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Tracey F wrote a review Oct 2020
Charlottetown, Canada26 contributions1 helpful vote
Depending on what side of history your family falls on, the historical Citadel Hill in Halifax (K’jipuktuk) Nova Scotia, is important to the Mi’kmaq, Acadian/French and especially peoples of British descent. After Le Grande Derangement, the Indigenous (L’nu) peoples of the Wabanaki, Confederacy (partially made up of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, sections of Ontario, Quebec, and Maine ) entered into Peace and Friendship Treaties with the representatives of the English Crown. Even though the M’ikmaq had a direct link to the area in and around Halifax, the British settlers chose the land in and around modern day Halifax as their new home. Halifax now encompasses a geographical area that was never surrendered by the M’ikmaq people but now is now known as the capital city of the province of Nova Scotia. Halifax is a true Capitol City, with many points of interest, including Citadel Hill, a National Historic Site. The Public Gardens is comparable to Central Park in New York City if you factor in population. Halifax continues to grow, even after many setbacks including the Halifax Explosion.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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MrsMac wrote a review Oct 2020
Halifax, Canada68 contributions27 helpful votes
We moved here from Ontario last year and had been wanting to do this ghost tour since. We finally did it the other night and it was a tad disappointing!! Our guide was dressed as a sergeants wife and let us know. It would have been nice to have the guide act as if she was in character. Perhaps even have other actors along the walk interact with the crowd and tell each of their stories or the ghosts story. It was story telling of that of a friend ...wish it had been more interactive or better story telling. Was not worth the money! However would visit during the day it is a beautiful place.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jae L wrote a review Sep 2020
Long Island, New York5,268 contributions489 helpful votes
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During our Princess Cruise’ “10-day Canada and New England” cruise aboard Caribbean Princess ship, we arrived at Halifax port. Instead of our ship’s guided shore excursions, we chose an independent tour of the city via Halifax Hop-On Hop-Off bus (pink double decker bus). Since the pink double decker bus stop was right in front of our ship, we hopped on to one of the buses, and went straight to Halifax Citadel stop. We skipped the stops prior to the citadel stop, because we wanted to be at the Citadel before the arrivals of the tourist crowds at the citadel. The citadel had a complex history undergoing multiple fortifications, and the current one was the 4th fortification completed in 1856. After paying the admission fee, we entered the citadel, a star-shaped fortification on a hill top. We viewed the main ground and the guns mounted on the upper fortified positions, which were not much different from the typical citadels and forts that we saw in some other North and South American countries. The citadel was staffed by the guards wearing the uniforms of the “78th Highlanders Regiment of Foot” soldiers who had guarded the citadel from 1869 to 1871. After looking around the fortifications, we entered the Cavalier Building where Army Museum was located. The museum had interesting exhibits of weapons, medals, and uniforms showing Nova Scotia's army history. After viewing the exhibits, we left the citadel for our next attraction, St. Mary's Basilica, by Halifax Hop-On Hop-Off bus.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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JFLeBlanc wrote a review Aug 2020
Moncton, Canada3,144 contributions222 helpful votes
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Visited the Halifax Citadel today. Managed by Parks Canada, it is worth the visit. Lots to see, lots to learn, staff members were very helpful and welcoming. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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