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Ready, Aim, Fire!

Ready Aim Fire

Image (C) Parks Canada/D. Wilson.

Step up and experience what it would have been like to be a 78th Highlander in 1869! Under the supervision of a non-commissioned officer in the recreated 78th Highland Regiment of Foot, learn how to load and fire blank rounds from an authentic Snider-Enfield rifle, the primary weapon of the British army infantry soldier in the late 1860s.

Dates & Times

Available between June 15 and August 31, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm each day. Ticket sales close at 2:30 pm.

Age Requirements

Participants must be at least 18 years old to participate in this experience, or at least 16 years old if a parent or guardian is present. Please note that a government-issued photo ID may be required if requested.


Tickets are $22.99 plus tax, and may be purchased upon arrival at an admissions kiosk or at the Information Centre inside the Citadel.

Additional Information

Participants will be provided with an authentic reproduction British army doublet, earplugs, and eye protection. Participants are also required to sign a waiver in order to take part in the program.

For more information, please contact us at (902) 426-1990 or via email at [email protected].



All donations received are used to bring history to life at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, by hiring young men and women to portray the British Garrison in Halifax at the time of our nation's birth.