McNabs Island, Halifax

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Island · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
McNabs Island (formerly Cornwallis Island) is the largest island in Halifax Harbour located in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada. It played a major role in defending Halifax Harbour and is now a provincial park. The island was settled by Britons in the 1750s and later by Peter McNab, and McNab family members lived on the island until 1934.[1]

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  • This is a great place to visit. We paddled over and had a great day of exploring, Geocaching, and hiking. I will go again. Not too busy as it's not easy to get to. You just need to plan your day...  more »
  • We took the McNab's Island Ferry with Captain Mike from Eastern Passage. He told us a lot about the provincial spending on the island and where exactly our tax dollars were going, which was pretty...  more »
  • We went on an all day tour with Friends of McNabs Island. This is a non-profit, volunteer, registered charity that works to help preserve the historical sites on the island. Pick up was 9:30 at Eastern Passage and where on the island by 10 hiked almost 10 miles (9.7 by cellphone tracker). It was a warm day although the ocean breeze kept it comfortable for most of the time. There is no where to make any purchases on the island so take what you need for food and water. The island has some hills so it is more of a hike than a walk. The water taxi picked us up at about 3:30 and we were back to Eastern Passage by about 4. Fantastic tour, knowledgable guides and the group of about 25 was just about the perfect size, tons of history, and local stories.
  • Nice spot for hiking.

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