See the island in its autumn splendour and participate in guided heritage, nature, and adventure or
family tours. A new Hangman’s Beach tour based on the characters and setting from Thomas Raddall’s
book Hangman’s Beach which was set on McNabs Island has been added this year.
- A special welcome to Mniku’j McNabs Island by representatives of the Mi’kmaw Native
- Discover how important Mniku’j McNabs Island was for the Mi'kmaw First Nations.
- Learn more about the role McNabs Island played during the world wars from animators in military
costume at Fort McNab National Historic site.
- Hear the story of Bill Lynch, the "midway king" and how he got his start in the fairground
- Learn the tragic story of the SS England that was quarantined off McNabs in 1866.
- Discover the island's coastal environment, plants and wildlife.
- Learn from the Friends of McNabs Island horticulturalists how we are restoring the Victorian
- Visit the abandoned Teahouse that is being transformed into an Outdoor Education Centre.
We offer a variety of tours at the McNabs Island Fall Foliage Tours. There are two Heritage tours -
one to Fort Ives and the North End of McNabs Island and the other to Fort McNab National Historic
Site and the South End of the island; a Nature Tour; an Adventure Tour to Thrumcap suitable for hikers
over 16 years of age, a Family Tour for parents/guardians with children 12 years and under, and the new
Hangman’s Beach Tour.
Wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots and dress for the weather. Bring a lunch and drinking water.
Travel to McNabs Island with Murphy's Ambasstours from Cable Wharf 1751 Lower Water Street on
the Halifax Waterfront departing at 9:30 AM. Depart from McNabs Island at 4:00 with the return to
Halifax by 5:00 PM.
Note: there is no transportation from Eastern Passage this year!
Everyone must get their tickets in advance via Eventbrite!
Ticket costs: $35 (Adults who are not members of Friends of McNabs Island), $20 (children/youth
under 16), and $30 (Friends of McNabs Island members). Children under 4 years are FREE but
need a ticket.
Tickets on sale via Eventbrite: tickets are available now via Eventbrite.
The Rain Date is Sunday October 23, 2021.
For more information on this event, contact; firstname.lastname@example.org or http://mcnabsisland.ca/contact.
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