The Citadel was completed in 1856 and the 4th in a series on this site.
It never saw battle and was built to protect against the Americans and French. WW I and II housed soldiers and a command center for Harbor Defenses.
|Overview of Citadel|
|Soldiers Barracks Now Museum & Gift Shop|
|Firing of the Guns|
|John Beside One of the Big Guns|
|Barracks & Magazine|
|There he is Again|
|Conversation with Guard|
|Side View of Barracks|
|View from Signal Post|
We purchased an annual Provincial Parks Pass for around $60/ea for seniors. A huge savings considering all the parks we will visit during our touring of Canada. Plus the convenience.
We spent several hours touring and saw the firing of the cannon, which they do everyday at noon. Housed in the barracks is a very informative museum tracing the Canadian military history over the years.
|Preparing the Cannon Firing|
|Fire in the Hole|
|Cannon that is Fired|
I won't go into the history as it is long and complicated, so suggest you go to wikipedia. John will also do a posting on his website fortwiki.com
Instead,will put up lots of photos.
After visiting the Citadel we went to Point Pleasant Park across the bay from Purcell Cove. This is a very popular park for hikers, bicyclists, dogs and visiting the batteries. Got our exercise for the day. They even provide feeding cages for the squirrels.
|Isn't he cute?|
|Peaceful Purcell Cove|
|Another View out to Atlantic|
|Sailing out to Atlantic from Purcell Cove|
|Looking Across to Purcell Cove|
|Prince of Wales Martello Tower|