DISCOVER MCNABS ISLAND ON A GUIDED HERITAGE OR NATURE TOUR THIS SUMMER!
McNabs Island Tours will be held on Sundays throughout July and August. Tours begin with a 30-
minute boat ride aboard A&M Sea Charters’ Captain’s Pride out of Fisherman’s Cove Eastern Passage.
Tickets are on sale via Eventbrite!
Hike through Canadian history on a McNabs Island 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 Midway King Bill Lynch got his start in the fairground business.
Learn the tragic story of the SS England, quarantined off McNabs Island in 1866. Visit the forgotten
English Gardens and ruins of the A. J. Davis Bottling Plant. Heritage
Heritage Tours are scheduled for July 9, 16, 23, and 30, and August 13, 20 and 27.
Join a Hangman’s Beach Tour based on the setting of Thomas Raddall’s novel Hangman’s Beach. Set on McNabs Island during the 1800s, this historical fiction is a story about fictional characters
intertwined with Peter McNab and his family. It’s not necessary to read the novel before the tour, but
we do have copies to lend for those interested. Hangman’s Beach Tours are scheduled for July 16
On a Nature Tour, you’ll watch the osprey dive for fish in the island’s coves; see where the
endangered barn swallows live at Fort McNab; observe the ebb and flow of the tide in McNabs Pond,
and stroll along sandy Maugers Beach. You will discover how Climate Change is impacting the island’s
shoreline. Nature Tours are scheduled for July 9 and 23, and August 13, 20 and 27.
Departure for our Summer Tours is with A&M Sea Charters, 87 Government Wharf Rd in
Fisherman's Cove, Eastern Passage.
Space is limited to 26 people per trip. So get your tickets early!
Times: 9:30-3:30 and from 10:30-4:30.
Cost of Tickets:
$40 per Adult (non-members),
$30 per Adult for Friends of McNabs Island Society members,
$20 for children/youth 16 and under,
Babies and toddlers 3 years and younger are Free courtesy of the Friends of McNabs Island.
Private Guided Tours for conferences, businesses and networking groups:
If your school, group, business or organization is interested in a Guided Nature or Heritage Tour our island interpreters and guides are available to assist you in planning your guided tour of McNabs Island.
Learn more about the early history of Canada and our Maritime coastal environment on a field trip to McNabs Island. Your group will cover the cost of transportation for your group and our guides.Contact us for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org