Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Citadel

Day 26: Friday, September 7, 2001

Cambridge Suites

We stayed at the Cambridge Suites which is diagonally across the street from the Citadel, and just up the hill from the center of the downtown harbor area.

The Halifax Citadel

The drive from Baddeck wasn't too bad. We had found our hotel, checked in, hauled luggage and were ready to explore the town before 2:30. The top of the Citadel is a wonderful place to get an overview of the surroundings — literally.

Citadel Guard

These ceremonial guards take this duty very seriously. This fellow wouldn't crack a smile or talk to anybody if his life depended on it. It's nice to know these guards defend their posts so well. To gain access to the fort, one must get by the first gate and this guard, then cross the moat, then get through the long tunnel under the earthen and stone walls that surround the interior. All of these ports of entry would be easily defended.

Page last updated April 8, 2002.