Discover McNabs Island Guided Tours:

This summer the Friends of McNabs Island is offering Discover McNabs Island Guided Tours on July 7,14, 21, 28 and August 4, 11, 18, and 25th.

Invite your family and friends to McNabs Island to discover the rich heritage of the island park - learn more about the island's early history from the Mi'kmaq to the French and the British, who build several forts on the island to protect the Port of Halifax. Discover where Bill Lynch, the Midway King, got his start in the Fairground business on McNabs Island. Learn about the rich coastal island environment and the impact that climate change is having on our coastline.

Tickets are $20 for Friends of McNabs Island members, and children and youth under 16. $25 for non-members.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite

Private Guided Tours for schools, youth and community groups:

The Friends of McNabs Island offers FREE guided tours to schools and groups throughout the year. Guided tours are available upon request. Your group will book the charter boat and cover the cost of transportation for your own group and our tour guides. Our Volunteer Guides and Summer Interpreters will offer the guided tours and suggest activities for youth groups. The transportation cost is approximately $20 - $25 per person. Donations to the Friends of McNabs Island are always appreciated

Book your transportation with one of the boat operators listed on our website under “Visiting the Island” and contact us if you’re interested in a guided tour at

Private Guided Tours for conferences, businesses and networking groups:

If your group or business is organizing a conference field trip or planning a networking activity, McNabs Island is a perfect venue for a field trip or an outing. Our summer interpreters and volunteer 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. Your group covers the cost of transportation. Suggested donations to the Friends of McNabs Island range from $250-$500 depending on your group. Contact us for more details.