York Redoubt, Halifax

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  • York Redoubt
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    Halifax is a military town. ...

    by BillyInHfx Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Halifax is a military town. It was founded because the English needed a naval base to offset the french base at Louisbourg. So there's a lot of military history to be seen in the city, mainly old outposts that have never been tested. Go see York Redoubt; the magnificent view of the open harbour is amazing and understand why Halifax would have been a formidable target. Take a hike along Duncan's Cove. It's not an official maintained hike, but very popular. It starts at Ketch Harbour and winds down to Duncan's cove. Excellent way to spend 2-3 hours and you get to see WWII gun placements.

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  • Many people miss York Redoubt...

    by irish_lass Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Many people miss York Redoubt which is located just outside of Halifax. It is another historical site located at the mouth of the Harbour. It provides a great view of the peninsula and more of Halifax's great history. There are also many good walking trails around the fort.

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