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McNab's Island

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-426-5080
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Ranked #19 of 74 attractions in Halifax
Type: Islands
Description: Although this island is not inhabited by permanent residents, it offers hiking and a historic fort and lighthouse.
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English first
Halifax, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Halifax, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Eastern Passage, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I went to Mcnabs Island for the 1st time and it will not be my last. We took a passenger ferry with Taylor Made Tours, the captin has alot of information to share about the island. It is load and go so call ahead 902-448-4982. We had a map and hit the trails. This is a wonderful way to spend... More

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Halifax, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The island is basically unpopulated now and has gone back to a more natural environment. Can be difficult to get there as there is not a regular ferry you'd have to check with one of the boating companies on the waterfront. Bring a picnic, sun screen and something to drink.

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This quiet island might have you planning your escape from your own busy life! Tranquil and beautiful hiking trails run throughout the island. There are a few homes scattered around but most do not appear to be used year round. Explore a bit of history at one of the few forts on the island or kick back and enjoy a... More

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Halifax, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Best place to tour and McNab's Island Ferry is the best to get there. Michael will even give you a bit of a tour.

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Halifax, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I love this place more than I can begin to explain. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, social media, stress, etc.... Call Captain Redbeard and take a day trip to McNab's! Make sure to pack a lunch... there really is nothing to do besides explore the forts and walk the trails and... More

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

McNabs Island is a great way to go for a rustic nature adventure right in the city of Halifax. Take a day trip or camp overnight. Google McNabs Island Ferry for the ferry service info. The boat takes you over from Eastern Passage wharf. They also offer tours. If you are more adventurous you can sea kayak over (I have... More

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Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Hailed our way over on a little motor boat in the sunshine with Captain Red Beard!! We spent the entire day walking through lovely trails, we had the island to ourselves. An owl graced us with it's presence in a nearby tree! Has a great view of Halifax from either the old forts and military lookouts (which are great to... More

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