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“York Reboubt”

York Redoubt National Historic Site
Ranked #40 of 143 things to do in Halifax
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

A short drive from the city to the Chebucto headland. Huge gun emplacements from pre and post 20th Century; protected harbour approaches during two centuries of war. Certainly takes one back in time.

Thank Francis M
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Signs pointing the way are very small, hard to see, and hidden by foliage. It is directly off of Ferguson Cove Road and Purcells Cove Road/Herring Cove Road. Bring a flashlight to go down in the bunkers that are left open for your exploration. Open until 8pm beginning in late June.

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Reviewed 13 June 2013

called in one sunny afternoon at the end of May, not offically open but you can walk in ok, fantastic views over the enterance to the harbour few folks around and just perfect for a picnic, will return later in the season once its fully open, note it is a dog friendly park too

Thank Tony M
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

The park was not officially opening but we were still able to walk around and see the view from the cannon ports. Very interest historical site.

Thank Shelly S
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

The views from York Redoubt are lovely. It is an easy drive from downtown Halifax and there are some placards explaining the history of the site. There are cannons and the remains of some buildings. There are also trails on the water side that are wonderfully peaceful. We were there in the off season so the washroom facilities weren't available but there was ample parking outside the locked gate. There weren't many people there at the time. I'm not sure if there is a park ranger / warden on site during peak season to answer questions but that would be helpful. We found that the supplied information was a bit lacking.

1  Thank A-M197211625
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