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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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A natural paradise within sight of downtown

McNab's is a magical place with beautiful well-groomed trails and numerous historic sites. It makes for a perfect day's getaway from the city, all within easy reach but remote... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Loren154976
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

McNab's is a magical place with beautiful well-groomed trails and numerous historic sites. It makes for a perfect day's getaway from the city, all within easy reach but remote enough that you really feel transported to a different time and place. Recent improvements thanks to the Friends of McNab's conservation group include markers for various trails and sights, and very... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really wonderful time exploring this beautiful island from top to bottom. Special thanks to our ferryman, Mike Tilley (McNabs Island Ferry Nature Tours), for giving us a memorable experience in the ride to and from the island, as well as providing a map and orientation. All that plus the best price, it's well worth the drive around to... More 

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Thank Sam S
Dartmouth, Canada
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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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112 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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