York Redoubt National Historic Site, Halifax

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York Redoubt National Historic Site is located in Halifax. Our Halifax trip generator makes visiting York Redoubt National Historic Site and other Halifax attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 7, 2017
    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 w...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    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  more »
  • July 23, 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 sig...  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    Love exploring this place. Lots of history and information. Cool forts and cannons....head down to the water after
  • January 1, 2017
    Great place for a walk/jog. There is quite a bit of trail from the fort leading all the way down to the water along with some really nice views. Unfortunately all of the old bunkers leading down the water way have graffiti plastered all over them but the trails are well maintained. Came across many locals who were walking their dogs here as well.
  • June 27, 2017
    A great place to see our military history. Lots of parking and free to get in.
  • February 11, 2017
    If you want to see just how defensible Halifax is by sea give York Redoubt a visit. Standing atop that crest, overlooking McNab's Island and the mouth of the Harbour, it's easy to see why military minds of the past decided to arm the ridge. Plus, it's a fun place to walk your dog, toss a frisbee, or go for a short walk. Sometimes you can explore old underground storage rooms...if you are brave enough to enter. Pretty spooky...
  • April 10, 2017
    Great views at a nice historical site. Take a trip down to the waterfront if you're there.

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