The partners are critical to the success of Parks Canada’s site – a fact that is recognized by those involved. The Halifax Citadel is more integrated into the community than it would be without the partners, attracting new visitors in ways the owner could not do alone. While remaining closely linked to the military history of the site, the activities are conceived and implemented in creative new ways, and the multiplicity of interpretive offerings creates a more dynamic site, as a result.
A driving factor in Lougheed House’s success is that the Society exists solely to operate the site. Their function is clear, and there are few conflicting interests directing the course of their work.
Owners of multiple historic sites are most often (but not exclusively) governments from all levels, and they are faced with several key challenges. Their portfolio of sites likely includes a range of variations, including: site size and location, reasons for the partnership founding, and value placed on the site by the owner and community.