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York Redoubt National Historic Site

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Enjoyable outdoor museum

We explored this historic outdoor site during our recent travels to the Halifax area and we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hidden gem off the beaten path

Our tour of Historical Halifax took us to this hidden gem off the beaten path. While the redoubt is... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
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Ferguson's Cove Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ww2 fortress is just off the purcells cove road , circa a 15 min drive from downtown. you can drive in and then walk the grounds. the old walls are still in tact and worth a short visit if you are in the area...More

Thank BillD1397
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We explored this historic outdoor site during our recent travels to the Halifax area and we thoroughly enjoyed it....particularly bcs it was all outdoors, thereby allowing us to combine sightseeing with a nature walk. The views overlooking the Halifax harbour from this site are also...More

Thank ChitchatCanada
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I would not drive out here especially, but it is good to stop on your way past. The ruins of the old redoubt are crumbling and the atmosphere is a little desolate - but still very evocative.

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Not much here but on a clear day you have a great view of Halifax Harbor. Unfortunately on the morning we visited the fog was like pea soup.

Thank moxiemcg
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Our tour of Historical Halifax took us to this hidden gem off the beaten path. While the redoubt is holding up pretty well, because it's off the beaten path, it doesn't get a lot of press or support money. However the breath taking views from...More

Thank JT03
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The view from up here is incredible. Overlooking the harbour mouth, a great place for ship spotters. The cannons overlooking the harbour entrance are very impressive.

Thank MacDale45
Reviewed 22 January 2018

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 kdotbakes
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

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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