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Let's Talk Parks Canada Halifax!

Interpreter portraying a 78th Highlander standing sentry at the front gate of the Halifax Citadel with a young boy checking things out.

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.


The first phase of commenting is now closed and the feedback received is under review. Using the input received, Parks Canada will develop a draft management plan for further review and input. Feedback collected during this second phase of public engagement will help to finalize the management plan.

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



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.


The first phase of commenting is now closed and the feedback received is under review. Using the input received, Parks Canada will develop a draft management plan for further review and input. Feedback collected during this second phase of public engagement will help to finalize the management plan.

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