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Let's Talk Parks Canada Halifax!

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Young boy completes his Xplorer Guide in a barrel at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

The management plan public consultations are an opportunity for everyone to shape the future of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and the four other national historic sites that together make up the Halifax Defence Complex.

Management plans are a strategic guide, and the primary accountability document, for the future management of Parks Canada national parks and historic sites. They are required by legislation, guided by public consultation, approved by the Minister responsible for Parks Canada, and then tabled in Parliament.

We are in Mi'kma'ki
These national historic sites are within Mi’kma’ki, the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq

The management plan public consultations are an opportunity for everyone to shape the future of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and the four other national historic sites that together make up the Halifax Defence Complex.

Management plans are a strategic guide, and the primary accountability document, for the future management of Parks Canada national parks and historic sites. They are required by legislation, guided by public consultation, approved by the Minister responsible for Parks Canada, and then tabled in Parliament.

We are in Mi'kma'ki
These national historic sites are within Mi’kma’ki, the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Over 270 years ago, the British arrived to this area and built the first of a series of forts as the core of their Halifax Naval Base defences. The “Let’s Talk Parks Canada Halifax!” consultation process will explore ways to share the diverse stories of all those who are connected to these sites, including the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia.

All registered participants will be notified when the “What We Heard” document is published and the second phase of consultations begin.



  • Conclusion of the Halifax Defence Complex Phase 2 Consultations

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    19 February, 2020
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    Thanks to everyone who took the time to read the draft management plan for the Halifax Defence Complex, and to provide input by completing the survey. The consultation process is now concluded and we will now be reviewing feedback received to prepare the final management plan.


  • Launch of the Halifax Defence Complex Phase 2 Consultations

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    10 January, 2020
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    Following a fruitful period of engagement with partners, stakeholders, the public, and ongoing consultations with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, the Halifax Defence Complex Draft Management Plan is ready for you to review and provide feedback on. Complete the survey here.


  • What We Heard report now available!

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    10 January, 2020
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    This report is a compilation and analysis of comments received through a consultation process held with a broad range of Canadians, including site partners like the Halifax Citadel Society and the Army Museum, the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, the Acadian community, and stakeholders from the tourism industry, municipal and provincial departments and heritage organizations. It also reflects the input received by more than 300 participants who expressed their thoughts on this very platform. The report also helped Parks Canada develop the new Management Plan for the Halifax Defence Complex.

    Click here to upload the What We Heard report