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Address: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-426-5080
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Description: Although this island is not inhabited by permanent residents, it offers...
Although this island is not inhabited by permanent residents, it offers hiking and a historic fort and lighthouse.
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Great if you can get there!

This Island is a special place! Years ago you could get there by paying a local fisherman $5 and he would pick you up later. Not sure how to get there now. There are beaches, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Halifax, Canada

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Halifax, Canada
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This Island is a special place! Years ago you could get there by paying a local fisherman $5 and he would pick you up later. Not sure how to get there now. There are beaches, a lagoon, forts and alot more

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Halifax, Canada
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133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I finally got to see McNab's Island when I attended today's "Friends of McNabs Island" 25th anniversary picnic. It was wonderful having a tour guide from the wharf to Fort McNabs. Also had a tour of the Victorian Gardens. Fantastic history, beautiful scenery, and a relaxing place to spend time out of the city.

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

History, nature, and very quiet. We encountered two separate deer at very close proximity on the very quiet trails. A boatload of kids arrived as we did - causing a bit of concern - but the place is so large that we soon found ourselves totally undisturbed. Not easy to get to, but well worth it. Plan to spend the... More 

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New Glasgow, Canada
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I recently travelled to McNab's Island from Fisherman's Cove in Eastern Passage using McNab's Island Ferry (an 18' aluminum boat skippered by Capt. Mike Tilley, a wee bit of a character in his own right). It's only $20 return (with a bike no less) and the ferry ride takes all of 4 minutes. It was sunny and lovely when I... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I was expecting hiking!! But it was really just a nice walk. There were parts of the trail you're walking on beach rocks. Thankfully didn't break any ankles.

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Plenty of trails and places to explore on this island. We didn't get to explore the rest besides walking from Fishermans Cove to the canons. We could have tried to walk along the shore to the lighthouse on the island. It is easy to lose track of time on this island. There are no shops or facilities besides the occasional... More 

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If your an outdoor kind of person then this a great place to hike around. Lots of different trails to hike and several old buildings and foundations. There is lots of geocaches on the island if you wish to find while there. You need to book a trip on one of the charter boats and make plans with them for... More 

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nova scotia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Took the ferry (18' aluminum boat) over to McNabs from Fishermans cove and was dropped off on a nice beach. The main purpose was to do some hiking but we also did some geocaching. There are around 50 caches on the island. We recieved a map from the ferry captain and was a big help. There are a few military... More 

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Cape Cod
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54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This little island off the coast of Nova Scotia is mostly empty, except for a semi-restored fort dating from the mid-1800's. We took the fishing boat from Murphy's pier, which was actually a lot of fun; about 20 minutes each way, and a very nice crew. The trail is basically a rails-to-trails path, and while it's pleasant it's not anywhere... More 

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Truro, Canada
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I went to McNabs Island with a large group and we took the McNabs Island Ferry across. The ferry is a motor boat that seats 5+ people. Our group was so large i was in the second boat which didn't dock from the pier but pulled in on a drive in boat launch the captain tried to steady the boat... More 

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Address: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-426-5080
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax

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