Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Coast defense fort
Maritime Command Museum
Canadian Forces Base Halifax
Phone: (902) 427-8250
Extensive information on the past and present ships of Canadian Navy, including ensigns, colours, ships plaques, photographic archives, uniforms, ships' logs. Just about anything relating to Canadian Navy can be found with help from curators.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water Street
Phone: (902) 424-7490
FAX: (902) 424-0612
Jul 1-Oct 15 Mon, Wed-Sat 0930-1730, Tue 0930-2000, Sun 1300-1730
Admission: $4.50, children 5-16 $1, family $10 (2 adults max)
Oct 16-May 31 Tue 0930-2000, Wed-Sat 0930-1700, Sun 1300-1700
Admission free Tue 1730-2000, Labour Day and Thanksgiving (Canadian)
Details both Military and Civil Naval Transportation.
Excellent collection of small boats. Memorabilia from Mont Blanc, a munitions ship that exploded in 1917 and wiped out downtown Halifax. Also artifacts from Titanic - some victims were buried in Halifax.
1675 Lower Water St.,
Hours: June to Oct 11am to 7 pm daily
Sackville is the last surviving and actively commissioned WWII corvette. Open for tours all summer. Funds are currently being sought for further restoration of the engineering spaces. Originally a "short-f'ocsle" corvette, she was refitted during the war - this alteration is easily seen when inside the messdeck.
The Canadian Parks Service is nearing completion of restoration of the substantial submarine mining establishment on Georges Island in Halifax Harbour. The mine storage building, mine railway tracks and turntable, mine assembly building and workshops have been partially restored and stabilized. It was a fascinating operation, by the looks of the remnants. The site (and its extensive underground gun batteries) may open to visitors in 1999, but only if Parks Canada finds a private partner to run the interpretation side, as they say they can't afford to open the site with their own resources.