COVID-19 & travel to Nova Scotia Learn More

McNabs Island Guided Heritage and Nature Tours

Loading Events

July 11

Discover McNabs Island this summer by joining the Friends of McNabs Island on guided Heritage and Nature tours of McNabs Island. Tours will be held every Sunday throughout July and August. July 5, 11, 18, 25, and August 8, 15 and 22.

For Tickets:

Hike through Canadian history on a Heritage Tour! Learn why the Island was important to the Mi’kmaw First Nations, the early French settlers, and the British, who built several forts on the island to protect the Port of Halifax. Admire the panoramic view from Fort McNab National Historic Site. Discover where Bill Lynch, the Midway King, got his start in the fairground business. Learn the tragic story of the SS England, stricken with cholera and quarantined off McNabs Island in 1866. Visit the Victorian Gardens and the ruins of the A.J. Davis Soda Pop Factory.

On a Nature Tour, you’ll watch Nova Scotia’s provincial bird, the osprey fish in the island’s coves; see where the endangered barn swallows live and learn about coastal plants and island animal habitats. Observe the ebb and flow of the tide in McNabs Pond, and maybe even go for a swim at sandy Maugers Beach.

Departure from Eastern Passage with A&M Sea Charters, 87 Government Wharf Rd, Fisherman’s Cove.  Cost: $25 (members of the Friends of McNabs Island) $15 (children/youth under 16), $35 (non-members). Babies and toddlers under 3 are free. Space is limited to 25 people per trip to ensure social distancing during the pandemic. Times: 10:00-3:30 and 11:00-4:30


For Tickets:
For more information:  or


Learn more



DateJuly 11
Time10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
TagsFort McNab National Historic Site / Parks / Walking Tours / Tours / McNabs Island
Event CategoryArts & Culture
VenueMcNabs Island Provincial Park



Rediscover Halifax

Whether you’re a local looking for staycation ideas, visiting from further away, or planning a future adventure, get inspired to rediscover the heart & soul of Halifax with the latest local and traveller photos from the Halifax region.

Tag @DiscoverHalifax on Instagram and Facebook, and @hfxnovascotia on Twitter, or simply use #DiscoverHalifax to share your Halifax adventures with us!