Explore Our History

The morning of Tuesday, December 6, 1917 dawned clear and unseasonably warm in Halifax. The events of that day left a lasting imprint that will forever shape our city’s history.

Books and Print Resources

Much has been written about the Explosion within the last 100 years, examining the circumstances before and after the collision. We have compiled a select list of adult and youth materials currently in the collection of Halifax Public Libraries.


View Photos

Flip through image books documenting the aftermath of the explosion.


Library Programs

Halifax Public Libraries is hosting a variety of educational and commemorative programs in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.

View upcoming programs

Halifax North Memorial Library: A Legacy Location

In 1964, the Halifax City Regional Library Board received $100,000 from the Halifax Relief Commission to use to support the building of a library in the north end of Halifax which would commemorate the victims of the 1917 Halifax Explosion.

Learn about Halifax North Memorial Public Library

Online Resources

100 Years 100 Stories

Halifax Explosion: Links