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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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Been here 4 times

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Courtney D
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Dartmouth, Canada
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Dartmouth, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 houses, take lots of pictures. I will be coming back once or twice more this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 Passage (much closer). Usually they drop you off on one end the of the island... More 

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Thank Rich S
Halifax, Canada
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107 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Bruce Z
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This place has lots of trails and some beautiful scenery of both Eastern passage and Halifax. There are some Ford so you can visit however when you get there you land in the middle of the island and the forts are on either end. You may have to pick the direction you want to go. We went to one side... More 

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Thank Dean M
Nova Scotia
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

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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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

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
Halifax, Canada
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

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 Hali_gal902
Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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70 attraction reviews
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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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161 reviews
96 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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