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9-17 Uhr; vom 1. Juli bis 31. August bis 18 Uhr
Top of St George Street,Citadel Hill, Halifax

The basics

The Old Town Clock attracts countless visitors to admire its historical charm and take photos in front of it. Located on the slope of the Halifax Citadel, it’s the perfect first stop on a tour of historic Halifax, which typically explore the city’s Georgian architecture and take you through the Victorian-era Halifax Public Gardens. Meanwhile, at the Halifax Citadel, you’ll get stunning views over the city and an opportunity to learn about the region’s military history.

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Things to know before you go

  • Visit on the hour so you can hear it chime, up close and personal.

  • Bring your camera—it’s an excellent backdrop for photos.

  • Make time for a visit to Citadel Hill, which offers insight into local history.

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How to get there

The Old Town Clock is on the eastern face of Citadel Hill, on Brunswick Street. It’s an easy walk for those staying in the downtown area, and a 5-minute walk away from the Scotia Square bus station which is a hub for most major bus lines. Parking is available in the Citadel Hill parking lot, but it can fill up quickly.

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When to get there

Views out over the city are especially lovely at sunset, so take an afternoon tour of the Citadel before heading down to the clock for golden hour. As the Citadel is open year-round, visit any day you’re free. Try to arrive after 3pm, as the site is a popular spot for field trips.

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The prince of punctuality

The clock tower was a gift from Prince Edward, Duke of Kent as a farewell gift upon his return to England. As the commander-in-chief of the military in British North America, he was displeased with the tardiness of the local soldiers, and hoped that the clock would remedy the issue. He intended it as a gift for the whole of Halifax, so that all citizens would be able to keep time by it.

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