The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest and most strategic campaign of the Second World War. For Canada, it was our single greatest contribution toward victory.
Battle of the Atlantic Place tells the story of the sacrifice of the thousands of Canadians who gave their lives in service. It also explores the impact our participation had in defining the modern, industrialized Canada we know today.
A new, innovative, experiential centre is about to rise on Halifax’s waterfront to commemorate the achievements surrounding the Battle, both at sea and on the homefront. Designed by Stantec and BRC Imagination Arts, Battle of the Atlantic Place uses architecture and story-telling to create an immersive and interactive visitor experience.
Every element of the building, from how you enter the space, to the shape of rooms, sequence of encounters, to the selection of materials conveys the depth, breadth and impact this campaign had on all Canadians. At the core of the museum, guarded by a PBY Canso aircraft, HMCS Sackville - Canada’s last surviving Corvette – stands as an icon of Canada’s naval and industrial history.