Visit Halifax's best kept secret!

McNabs Island is the largest island at the entrance of Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia. Part of the McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park, McNabs Island is only a short boat ride from Halifax or Eastern Passage, but feels like a world away with its colorful past and unspoiled natural beauty.

Promoting and preserving McNabs Island’s many historical and natural features is the Friends of McNabs Island Society, a volunteer, non-profit charity.

Beyond hosting events such as picnics, nature and historical tours, the Society produces informative newsletters, a guide book, maps and brochures. It also works with Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Parks Canada to upkeep and develop park infrastructure on the island.

Read the current copy of the Rucksack Newsletter here (PDF).