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York Redoubt National Historic Site

Ferguson's Cove Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Beautiful water views

York Redoubts has great trails you can enjoy year round. There is no winter maintenance but many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bruno R
Halifax, Canada
A cool place in need of love

I rated this a 4/5 for the view and sights plus it is free for the whole family. However, the... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Drogo R
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Ferguson's Cove Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Downtown Halifax
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

York Redoubts has great trails you can enjoy year round. There is no winter maintenance but many people cross-country ski or snow shoe in the trails which keep them walkable. be careful when it's icy, you might want to avoid it o those days or...More

Thank Bruno R
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

I rated this a 4/5 for the view and sights plus it is free for the whole family. However, the place is crumbling and in need of serious love as the York Redoou t was a serious part of Halifax life until after WWII. Very...More

Thank Drogo R
Reviewed 13 September 2017

If you are looking for somewhere to do a quick walk (dog-friendly too), quiet place to read or do a picnic York Redoubt is a good option. You can get a nice view of the water from a couple of spots, though I wouldn't say...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

My husband enjoyed a brief history lesson here. A nice place to have a picnic lunch. Feel free to bring your dog they have a dog bowl with jugs of water there. I recommend going up the wooden stairs to see the command station and...More

Thank Ashumz87
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This locations is a great place for history buffs. This is the original fort for the protections of the Halifax harbour. The collection of artifacts is outstanding. Great walking trails and explanation of the history of the fort. Picnic areas and lots of pen space...More

Thank Jim d
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My friend was nice enough to take me here on our way to Peggy's Cove, and this place became one of my favourite historic sites! My friend had thought we would be able to o through the tunnel, but it was flooded, so we couldn't....More

Thank Yoshinori K
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Great view of the Harbour and history all rolled in to one The collection of guns / cannon is amazing and it's all free including the parking

Thank CabinBoy2392
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Our son who is a history buff took us here during our visit to Halifax. It is a great place to wander around and read info about the history. There are no interpreters here so you need to read the signs on your own. It...More

Thank db123452017
Reviewed 19 July 2017

There is not much here. No building to go inside and just a few cannon to see. Parking is free and you can just wander in. Really think they should develop this site more if they want people to see it

Thank Zappafan5797
Reviewed 12 July 2017

No buildings to go inside, but a few structures still standing and several cannon on their cradles in all their glory. A good couple hours of our day here! (and decent rest rooms!!)

Thank Irishlazz
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25 August 2015|
Response from Mark_S_1957 | Reviewed this property |
This route stops at the York Redoubt. For times, check with Halifax Transit. :-) 15 PURCELLS COVE Leave Desmond Avenue, right on Bayers Road, left on Joseph Howe Drive, left on Mumford Road, right into Mumford... More