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Birthday Parties

Birthday Party Descriptions

Host your next birthday party at the coolest spot in Halifax! Learn about the history of one of Canada’s largest and most important forts as you explore its ramparts and tunnels and uncover its secrets.

All of our birthday parties last for two hours, and include admission to the Halifax Citadel and the use of a private party room. Call (902) 426-1990 or email [email protected] to book yours today!

Small Birthday

Party Options:

Fête in a Fort
Our do-it-yourself party, the Fête in a Fort lets you make your own adventures as you roam throughout the Citadel. Explore rooms and exhibits, watch demonstrations, or try on old soldiers’ uniforms - it’s all up to you! Suitable for ages 5 to 12.

Times & Availability
Available at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm every day between May 7 and October 31.

Price
$100 (+ HST) for up to 20 kids (the family of the birthday child receives complimentary admission).

 

Citadel Celebration
Celebrate your birthday with the Halifax Citadel’s 78th Highlanders! Your host will teach you how to march and behave like a soldier as you scour the Citadel’s ramparts, casemates, and tunnels for enemy spies. Don’t let any escape! Best for young Highlanders between ages 6 and 10.

Activities
The Citadel Celebration includes:

  • A host dressed as a 78th Highlander
  • A guided tour of the Halifax Citadel
  • Historic “drill instruction” and a hunt for an enemy spy
  • Time for cake and presents

Times & Availability
Available year-round at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm each day
(please note that the spy hunt is only included between May 7 and October 31).

Price
Summer parties - $175 (+ HST) for up to 15 kids
(the family of the birthday child receives complimentary admission).

Winter parties (between November 1 and May 6) - $150 (+ HST) for up to 15 kids.

 

Artillery Adventure
Join the Royal Artillery and celebrate your birthday with a bang! Sign your enlistment papers, then learn how to raise signal flags and load a cannon just like gunners from the nineteenth century. Finally, watch the famous firepower of the British Army as the Citadel’s interpreters fire a cannon for your party! Best for gunners between ages 8 and 12.

Activities:
The Artillery Adventure includes:

  • A host dressed as a gunner from the Royal Artillery
  • A guided tour of the Halifax Citadel
  • Interactive activities with the Citadel’s signal masts and 6 Pdr SBML field guns
  • A firing demonstration just for your group!
  • Time for cake and presents

Times & Availability
Available at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm each day between May 7 and October 31.

Price
$225 (+ HST) for up to 10 kids
(the family of the birthday child receives complimentary admission).

 

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All donations received are used to bring history to life at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, by hiring young men and women to portray the British Garrison in Halifax at the time of our nation's birth.