York Redoubt National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

York Redoubt National Historic Site

Fergusons Cove, Nova Scotia
Type
Military
Address
300 Fergusons Cove Road, Fergusons Cove, NS B3V 1G3, Canada
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Hours
June 24 to September 5, 2022: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., for Daily Parking lot and Washroom access | Grounds accessible year-round, weather permitting, no winter maintenance, parking lot and washrooms closed in winter seasons.
Phone
(902) 426-5080

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The health and safety of visitors and employees is Parks Canada’s top priority. Parks Canada continues to follow provincial public health measures. For more information regarding Parks Canada and Covid-19, visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/york/visit/covid-19-info

A key element in the defence of the Halifax Harbour in the 19th and 20th centuries and a command centre during World War II, York Redoubt has long played a vital role in protecting this strategic port city since it was first built in 1793. Consistently renovated to keep up with technology and the changing face of war, its 27 buildings, related structures and armaments sit high above wooded cliffs, overlooking the entrance to the harbour.

York Redoubt is a part of the Halifax Defence Complex. British and Canadian military forces built many forts and batteries over the years to protect Halifax and its harbour. Five of these fortifications, known as the Halifax Defence Complex, are national historic sites owned and operated by Parks Canada. These sites are being preserved and maintained for current and future generations to discover.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms

Fun Facts

  • York Redout’s fortification helped protect this historic port throughout three centuries of Canadian history. During the First World War, the site was used as barracks for assigned infantry and for troops waiting to go overseas. York Redoubt remained in military use until 1956.
  • Early in the Second World War, York Redoubt was the nerve centre for harbour defences, including an anti-submarine net which stretched across the harbour’s entrance from the Redoubt to McNabs Island.

Location

300 Fergusons Cove Road, Fergusons Cove, NS B3V 1G3, Canada
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