Halifax History

Fire a historic rifle at the Halifax Citadel

Downtown Halifax
1.5 hours
$22 CAD Per Person
May - October

About This Experience

Ready, Aim, Fire! at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. 

Come experience the sound, sight and smell of black powder at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site! Step up and take your turn as a 78th Highlander firing an authentic Snider-Enfield rifle just as they did in 1869.

Feel the weight of the barrel as it presses against your cheek. Stand tall, hold the rifle steady and pull the trigger. This is 19th-century fire power at its best!


LOCAL TIP: Your entry to the Halifax Citadel is part of the HFX Bucket List Pass. The Ready, Aim, Fire experience is an additional cost and can be purchased onsite.



Things you should know

Daily Availability:Sunday - Saturday
Hours10AM - 3PM
OrientationPlease arrive no later than 2PM to allow time for orientation
Booking Walk-ups welcome or reserve in advance by calling 902-426-1990 or email bookings@halifaxcitadel.ca
Fees$22 for 3 rounds (+ regular admission). Payment upon arrival.
Ages16+ (Photo ID required)
ParkingThere is an on-site paid parking lot for up to 80 cars located inside the fort’s West Ditch. The rate is $3.15 per visit. The Halifax Citadel’s parking lot also has designated areas for tour buses and recreational vehicles, and visitors with disabilities.
$22 CAD Per Person
Downtown Halifax
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