Fortress Takeover at The Citadel
Downeast DMC invites their incentive guests to step back in time with the kilted soldiers of the 78th Highlanders and the 3rd Brigade Royal Artillery for an insider’s glimpse into the lives of soldiers and their families once stationed at the historic Fort George, atop Citadel Hill in downtown Halifax.
The skirl of the bagpipes captures your attention as you enter the star-shaped fortress dating back some 200+ years—overlooking the harbour it’s the best vantage point to defend the historic and picturesque port city. Follow the solo piper inside the stone walls and your waiting reception. Pose for photos with Highlander guards and sentries, dance a jig with celtic dancers, sample local craft beer and Nova Scotia’s signature white wine, Tidal Bay, as you indulge in a lavish buffet straight from the sea.
Descend by candlelight to tour the chambers of the fortress—keep your eyes open for the resident ghosts—then witness an impressive display of precision drill and firepower as interpreters demonstrate the Armstrong field gun, one of the most unique weapons in Queen Victoria's army. With a variety of special event spaces and plenty of space for tented functions, the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site offers the ideal blank canvass to activate your brand against Canadian history.
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