Situated in one of the most vibrant cities on the east coast, the Halifax Citadel has much to offer first time and frequent visitors alike. It is a central part of the city, impossible to miss from the harbour and easily accessible by car or foot. First time visitors should plan a minimum of two hours to explore; history buffs can spend the day taking in all that the Halifax Citadel has to offer.

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Getting here


5425 Sackville Street
Halifax NS B3J 3Y3

By car

Visitors to Halifax can choose to enter the city on several major highways. Follow the road signage to downtown Halifax. There are two vehicle entrances to the Halifax Citadel - on Sackville St. and Rainnie Dr., next to the Halifax Common.

By public transit

Metro Transit has multiple routes that service downtown Halifax. Although no bus routes service the Halifax Citadel directly, many do stop within a short walking distance of the site. For example, a number of bus routes stop by the Grand Parade on Barrington Street (including routes 1, 7, 9, 10, 14, 21, 23, 53, 59, 68, 20, 41, 80, 81). Visit Metro Transit for more information of route schedules and maps.

By foot

Begin at the Halifax waterfront. Start uphill on any street and head toward Brunswick St. Look for the city’s famous Old Town Clock, which is located at the base of Citadel Hill. You should also see the signal flags of the Citadel flying high above the ramparts. Climb the stairs in front of the Clock and you’ll see the entrance for the Halifax Citadel. Alternatively, it is a gentler and more accessible climb to follow the sidewalk from the Sackville St. entrance (vehicle entrance).

By Shuttle? Tour buses?

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Visitors can be dropped off at the front gate of the site by taxi or Big Pink Sightseeing tours.

Nova Scotia Tourism



Company is re-branding their tours – check name and link: -Halifax Sightseeing Tours


By Train

Via Rail has regular train service to Halifax. The train station is located at 1161 Hollis St. To learn more about Via Rail and its schedules, visit


Halifax is serviced by the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, located 35 km from Halifax on Highway 102.

Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
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