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Get fired up for the daily Noon Gun at the Halifax Citadel

Downtown Halifax
0.25 hours

About This Experience

Get up close and personal on the ramparts of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, as the 78th Highlanders set about preparing the cannon to be fired at exactly 12 pm.

The firing of the Noon Gun has been a daily tradition in Halifax since 1857, as a tribute to Halifax’s history as a major British military stronghold.

Each day at 12 pm (except for Christmas Day), gunners dressed in the 3rd Brigade Royal Artillery uniform of 1869, fire a reproduction 12 pounder, smooth-bore muzzle loading gun from the ramparts of the Halifax Citadel.


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Meetup LocationYou'll hear the cannon fire anywhere in Downtown Halifax!
Hours11:50 AM - 12 PM Daily
Downtown Halifax
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