2020 Fall Foliage Tours of McNabs Island

Sunday October 18 (rain date October 25) Time 9:30AM – 4PM

Join the Friends of McNabs Island Society for the annual Fall Foliage Tour of McNabs Island Provincial Park.

See the island in its autumn splendour and participate in guided history and nature tours. Learn about the important role the Island played for the Mi’kmaq First Nations, the early French settlers, and the British, who built several fortifications on the island to protect the Port of Halifax. Learn about the cholera ship that was quarantined off McNabs Island in 1866 and about Bill Lynch, the midway king who got his start on the island. Join a nature tour and learn about the island’s plants and wildlife.

Two Departure Points:
Halifax: Murphy's on the Water, Cable Wharf, on the Halifax Waterfront
Eastern Passage: A&M Sea Charters 87 Government Wharf Rd, Fisherman's Cove.

Cost:
$25 (members), $20 (children/youth under 16) $30 (non-members).

Tickets on sale via Eventbrite in September.
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/friends-of-mcnabs-island-society-10724104906

For more information on these events contact; info@mcnabsisland.ca or http://mcnabsisland.ca/contact.
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2020 Discover McNabs Island Summer Heritage Tours

July 5, 12, 19, and 26
August 2, 9, 16, and 23

Times: 9:30 – 3:30 and 10:30 – 4:30

Hike through Canadian history on McNabs Island! Learn about the important role the Island played for the Mi’kmaq First Nations, the early French settlers, and the British, who built several fortifications on the island to protect the Port of Halifax. Learn about the cholera ship that was quarantined off the island in 1866. Stroll along Maugers Beach and watch the tide roll in.
Space is limited to 25 people per trip. Note: In the event of heavy rain or gale force winds, or if pandemic public health rules tighten, the tours will be cancelled.

Departure from Eastern Passage:
A&M Sea Charters, 87 Government Wharf Rd, Fisherman's Cove, Eastern Passage.

Cost:
$25 (members of the Friends of McNabs), $20 (children/youth under 16), $30 (non-members).

Tickets on sale now via Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/friends-of-mcnabs-island-society-10724104906

Lawlor Island Beach Cleanup

Sunday September 27th
(rain date – October 4th)
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The pandemic cancelled our McNabs Island Cleanup in June. We've organized a smaller cleanup of Lawlor Island for September 27th instead.

Lawlor Island is part of the McNabs and Lawlor Island Provincial Park. The island's shoreline is littered with garbage and needs to be cleaned up!

There is NO wharf or dock which means that we cannot recruit a lot of volunteers for this cleanup. We're asking boaters and paddlers with their own small boats, canoes or kayaks to help out. If you can help, register by sending us an email at info@mcnabsisland.ca