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Boom! Why Halifax Has a Noon Gun

Picture this – you’re walking down the city streets, you’re scoping out where to get lunch after a busy morning of networking and professional development, when all of a sudden you hear this: BOOM!  

Not to worry. That’s just the Noon Gun firing from the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site – a must-see historic site for anyone visiting Halifax and just steps away from our Centre! 

The Noon Gun has been a daily tradition in Halifax since 1857, as a tribute to Halifax’s history as a major British military stronghold. 

Love the tradition as much as we do? Keep tabs on each time the Noon Gun is fired on Twitter - #boom #halifax.