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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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Fantastic and relatively cheap day trip from Halifax or Dartmouth

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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New Glasgow, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
60 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 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 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Halifax, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Within the last few weeks I have gone out to McNabs Island a few times for the annual beach clean up and to do some hiking and take some photographs. Being from Halifax, it is surprising that it took me so long to visit- and if I had of known how beautiful it is there, I wouldn't have waited so... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Yesterday being one of our first spring days, my husband,son and and I kayaked over to McNab's Island in Halifax Harbor to have a picnic on the beach and to hike the island. Because we have our own kayaks getting there was not a problem but we did see one other couple there who had come over from Fisherman's Cove... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great place to kayak to from either side of the Halifax/Dartmouth Harbour. Lots of wilderness, plenty of deer, and fun place to look around and have a picnic at. Look for the beach on the backside close to Eastern Passage.

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

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