York Redoubt National Historic Site

Months of Operation

June 25 - September 2

Hours Of Operation

Jun 1–Aug 31 8am–8pm, O/S 8am to dusk.


301 York Redoubt Crescent, Halifax, B3V 1L7, Halifax Metro


T: 902-426-5080

T: 888-773-8888

E: pc.halifax.pc@canada.ca


York Redoubt National Historic Site is a 200-year-old fortification on a high bluff overlooking the entrance to the Halifax Harbour, just 14 km / 8.7 mi from downtown Halifax. Established in 1793, it was a key element in the defence of Halifax Harbour during the second half of the 19th century. This National Historic Site is a unique heritage treasure featuring interpretive panels, tunnels, muzzle-loading guns, and a World War II Command Post.  Visitors are invited to stroll along the many walking trails, wander among the armament and fortifications and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Halifax Harbour. Free admission.

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Picnic tables
Limited accessibility
Bilingual/Multilingual staff available

Detailed Information

Admission: Admission free.
Directions: 14 km from downtown Halifax.