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Address: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-426-5080
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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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see Halifax from a different perspective

we organized transport to the island a day in advance, which was no problem at all. The ferry operator was very accommodating and dropped us off at a beach and picked us up at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
wilma105
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Nova Scotia
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we organized transport to the island a day in advance, which was no problem at all. The ferry operator was very accommodating and dropped us off at a beach and picked us up at the northern tip of the island, so we could hike the length of the island. He gave us a great introduction into the history of the... More 

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Thank wilma105
Halifax, Canada
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We finally made the trip to the island this summer ( a surprise for my wife's' birthday ) for some hiking and geocaching. It was a little rainy but it meant we had the whole place to ourselves. It was a great day and we spent about 4 hours hiking around. There isn't much in the way of anything out... More 

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Thank SeanFromCapeBreton
Nova Scotia
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I finally made it to McNab's! And I can't believe that it took me so long. It's a beautiful place. There are walking trails all around the island, and I need to go back to see more of them. There's a grassy area that is a designated camping area. There are some outhouse type toilets, but no other services on... More 

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Thank hickster7
Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Thank you to the Friends of McNab's Island for organizing a great day of hiking and tours. It was a beautiful, sunny fall day in Halifax with a chill in the air, perfect for a hike. A GeoCache paradise, with lots of other interesting spots of interest as well. I would strongly suggest a day of hiking here if you... More 

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Thank jlslaun2015
Spruce Grove, Canada
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123 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I was there years ago when I was a young man not sure what to expect these days. However I suggest you visit if you can

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1 Thank Dave M
Bloomington, Indiana
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129 reviews
76 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a beautiful island. There were not many people there, so it was very nice and relaxing. There is a small water taxi company next to the visitors center on the docks, which I recommend using. It costs 20$ (incl. return ticket). They have plenty of walking trails and a lovely beach.

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2 Thank Emmchar16
Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Despite having lived in Halifax for years, I had never ventured to McNab's Island. Starting out from the beautiful Fisherman's Cove on the Eastern Shore, I went out with a friend on a whim. $20 for a round trip and stay as long as you like. The man (Mike might have been his name) who does the ferry rides out... More 

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1 Thank Kirsten G
Halifax, Canada
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113 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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Thank Margaret B
Halifax, Canada
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545 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 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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Thank Acadia80
Kingston, Canada
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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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