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McNab's Island

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-426-5080
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An island in the City

Went for a hike in the Fall with friends and was totally blown away by the beauty. We have the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Halifax, Canada

One of the more interesting things that can be done inside of the city of Halifax. Though visible... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Edward W
Toronto, Canada
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Although this island is not inhabited by permanent residents, it offers hiking and a historic fort and lighthouse.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-426-5080
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a hike in the Fall with friends and was totally blown away by the beauty. We have the Point Pleasant Park, The Commons, The Public Gardens, George's Island, Bedford walk paths and this Gem! A special tender will take you to the Island...More

Thank Brewster8861
Reviewed 9 April 2017

One of the more interesting things that can be done inside of the city of Halifax. Though visible from almost everywhere in the harbour, people almost never come to this island, as it requires a bit of planning. For those that do they will find...More

1  Thank Edward W
Reviewed 19 December 2016

An amazing hike for a few hours. Takes about 4 hours to walk end to end, but there is a fort at one end and gun emplacements at the other with a white beach running most of the way around and a view of the...More

1  Thank swabb1
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Friends of McNab's Island offer guided tours of the isalnd. These are great! It begins with a short chartered boat ride from Eastern Passage to the island. There is a lot of history(some colourful local history as well as forts) and there are plaques to...More

1  Thank stearman8225
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Have boat, will travel....and we did to McNab a few times this summer; have to get back to explore some more. Love traveling the 'lazy river'. Just minutes away from Halifax and you are in a new world.

Thank JulietteMarks
Reviewed 23 August 2016

McNab's is a magical place with beautiful well-groomed trails and numerous historic sites. It makes for a perfect day's getaway from the city, all within easy reach but remote enough that you really feel transported to a different time and place. Recent improvements thanks to...More

1  Thank Loren154976
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Had a really wonderful time exploring this beautiful island from top to bottom. Special thanks to our ferryman, Mike Tilley (McNabs Island Ferry Nature Tours), for giving us a memorable experience in the ride to and from the island, as well as providing a map...More

1  Thank Sam S
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I came here 3 times with a day camp years ago, and recently to clean up the Island. I recommend coming here because there is lots of history to learn about. Take a whole day to walk around the island, see the forts, see the...More

2  Thank Courtney D
Reviewed 30 June 2016

While there are a lot of cool things to do in Halifax/Dartmouth one that gets overlooked is McNab Island. Visible from both sides of the harbor, it is only accessible by boat. You can get a boat from Halifax, but we did one from Eastern...More

1  Thank Rich S
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great description of history and significant buildings, plants, wildlife by the Friends of McNabs Island. Pretty view of Halifax Harbour and the entrance to the West Arm Narrows from the cannon sites on McNabs.

Thank Bruce Z
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Julie D
Are the walking trails wheelchair-accessible?
4 March 2017|
Response from stearman8225 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I would say the trails are not wheel chair accessable. Some are quite rocky and others are very steep.
Can you bring your dog via ferry to Mcnabs Island and how much does it cost?
23 June 2016|
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Response from SeanFromCapeBreton | Reviewed this property |
The "Ferry" to McNabs is any one of a number of small operators who work from Dartmouth and Eastern Passage . Call Mike Tilley of mcnabs island tours, 902-465-4563, as I remember we went over and back for 42$ for 2 people... More