York Redoubt National Historic Site, Halifax

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  • 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, t...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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 explanatio...  more »
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  • Love exploring this place. Lots of history and information. Cool forts and cannons....head down to the water after
  • 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.
  • A great place to see our military history. Lots of parking and free to get in.
  • 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...
  • Great views at a nice historical site. Take a trip down to the waterfront if you're there.

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Accommodations are scattered evenly throughout Halifax, with decent options available across town. Downtown offers the best transport connections and access to major attractions, with several options lining the central thoroughfare, Sackville Street. Here, you'll also enjoy views over the water and convenient proximity to some of the city's most pleasant parks. Look around the neighborhood of South End to enjoy the bohemian vibe surrounding Saint Mary's University, or go west to find a quiet spot near Long Lake Provincial Park.
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