Drifts

Many of these urban spaces are overlooked, taken for granted, or disregarded; walking in the debris field makes us more aware of how we shape the urban space around us, and how it shapes us. Stay safe in the debris field.

Drifts

Explore the debris field of the 1917 explosion in the Halifax harbour, encountering ruins, scars, shards and fragments from the disaster. Immerse yourself in an interactive guide of ‘drifts’ (suggested walking routes) that tell stories about the past and present. Share your own images and experiences … and stay safe in the debris field.

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Centenary Procession

100th anniversary of the explosion in the Halifax Harbour

1 hour
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Debris Field

Public Geographies of the Halifax Explosion

2 hours
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Aftermath

Immediate Responses to the Explosion

1 hour, 15 minutes
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Towards Pier 6

Ground Zero: the site of the explosion

1 hour, 30 minutes
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North End & North Street

Building Communities

1 hour
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Africville

Catastrophe & Resilience

1 hour, 30 minutes
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WhistleBlowing

The Approach from the Water

2 hours
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A Natural History

Survivor trees and community gardens

2 hours
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Across the Narrows

Turtle Grove, Tuft’s Cove and Shannon Park

2 hours, 30 minutes
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