Celebrating Canada Day at Halifax Citadel and waterfront

Canadian flag atop the gazebo, free image

Red roof of the Public Gardens gazebo with Canada flag

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Latitude: 44.6428, Longtitude: -63.5821
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Canada Day is a very important holiday for all Canadians. In Halifax, Nova Scotia one of the major event of this day is Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo parade.  There are several options of what to do after the parade. One can visit Public Gardens and relax there after the noisy crowds.

Visitors can continue exploring Halifax landmarks and make their way up the Citadel Hill. This old fortress is open  on Canada day and there is no admission fee. It is an excellent place to get acquainted with local history and watch and listen to a gun salute. Parks Canada has a lot of staff dressed in period costumes and uniforms that recreate historic scenery.

Canada Day Celebrations at the Citadel
Canada Day Celebrations at the Citadel

There is a walkway on top of the citadel walls. It offers panoramic views of the city and the harbor and is a great vantage point for taking pictures. It is an easy walk down to the Halifax waterfront from the Citadel. Usually there are couple of cruise ships visiting Halifax on this day. You can see them at Pier 21 and then stroll along the boardwalk all the way to Halifax Casino.

Interior courtyard of the Citadel
Inside the Citadel

It is a  pleasant area with free entertainment along the way. There  are restaurants, pubs, beer tents, ice-cream stands, bands playing music, ships offering short excursions. There is activity for every age and taste. The grand finale of the day is Canada Day fireworks, which can be seen from anywhere on the waterfront.

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People on the Halifax Citadel green slopes
Two trees on Citadel Hill
Steep grassy hill of the fortress
Climbing steep hill of the Citadel
Grass covered fortified walls
Grass covered fortified walls
View at the yard from Citadel walls
Large yard of the fortress
People waiting for the gun salute
Crowd watching gun salute
Military team preparing to fire a gun
Military team preparing to fire a gun
Canada Sea King Helicopter flying over
Canada Sea King Helicopter
Visitors enjoying the concert
Visitors enjoying the concert
Highlanders at the Citadel
Three soldiers from highland regiment
Girl wearing Canada cap
Girl wearing Canada cap
Scottish soldiers
Scottish soldiers
Close picture of the highland uniform
Close picture of the highland uniform
Close picture of the highland uniform
Close picture of the highland uniform
Walking along the harbour
Halifax Waterfront
Carnival cruise ship visiting Halifax
Carnival cruise ship visiting Halifax
Canadian flag atop the gazebo, free image
Red roof of the Public Gardens gazebo with Canada flag
Large cruise vessel turning
Large cruise vessel turning by the Halifax waterfront
Boardwalk and the cruise ship in the background
Boardwalk and the cruise ship in the background
People enjoying flamenco concert near the Maritime Museum
Flamenco dancers entertaining near the visitors center
Halifax waterfront on Canada Day
Halifax waterfront on Canada Day
Theodore tug boat and a yacht in the harbor
Theodore tug boat and a yacht in the harbor
HMCS Sackville - world war two corvette museum
HMCS Sackville – world war two corvette museum
People wearing t-shirts with Canada flags
People wearing t-shirts with Canada flags

 

 

  26.09.2018 by FPImages

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