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St. Paul's Anglican Church

  • 1749 Argyle St. Map It
  • Halifax
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 05/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Opened in 1750, this is Canada's oldest Protestant church and the burial site of many colonial notables. It played a pivotal role during the 1917 Halifax Explosion, as the vestry was used as a makeshift hospital. Evidence of the damage done to the building can be seen in the still-broken Explosion Window and debris embedded above the Memorial Doors. Designated as a National Historic Site, St. Paul's remains an active church. A pew is always reserved for Queen Elizabeth at Sunday morning services, and other out-of-town worshippers are welcome as well.

Sight Information


1749 Argyle St., on the Grand Parade, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3K4, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • June–Aug., Mon.–Sat. 9–4:30; Sept.–May, weekdays 9–4:30. Guided tours: weekdays 10:30–3. Services: June–Aug., Wed. at 11 and Sun. at 10; Sept.–May, Sun. at 9 and 11

Published 05/06/2016


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