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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.



  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Let's Talk Parks Canada Halifax! Survey

    Welcome to the survey. Input gathered during this first phase of public engagement in the management plan review process will help us revise the Halifax Defence Complex management plan, which was last updated in 2009. 

    Of the many different forts and batteries constructed by the British and Canadian militaries in the Halifax area, there are five that, since being designated in 1965 as national historic sites, are collectively known as the Halifax Defence Complex and include: the Halifax Citadel, Georges Island, Prince of Wales Tower, York Redoubt, and Fort McNab. 

    This is an opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas

    Welcome to the survey. Input gathered during this first phase of public engagement in the management plan review process will help us revise the Halifax Defence Complex management plan, which was last updated in 2009. 

    Of the many different forts and batteries constructed by the British and Canadian militaries in the Halifax area, there are five that, since being designated in 1965 as national historic sites, are collectively known as the Halifax Defence Complex and include: the Halifax Citadel, Georges Island, Prince of Wales Tower, York Redoubt, and Fort McNab. 

    This is an opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas about the future management of these five sites. 

    Thank you for taking time to answer these questions. The survey should only take 15 minutes of your time and responses will be confidential. 

    Note: If you navigate away from the survey or the website, when you return you’ll have the option to restart the survey or pick up where you left off. 


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