Georges Island National Historic Site
Georges Island is located in Halifax Harbour. Follow the trail and explore the tunnels to discover the importance of this small island and its fortifications in the defence of Canada, the development of Nova Scotia, as part of the Halifax Defence Complex, and as an Acadian internment camp and a prison.
Pick up a ready-made picnic and let nature design your dining space. "Bon appétit!"
Discover the underground complex beneath Fort Charlotte on Georges Island.
Travel to the island on the ferry to Georges Island with Ambassatours Gray Line in Halifax, or by private boat, canoe, or kayak.
Visiting Georges Island National Historic Site
Things to do, tunnel tour, self-guided tour, interpretive panels, perfect picnic, trail.
Maps and directions, facilities and services, hours, wharf, dock, accessibility, fees.
Reserve tickets for the ferry to Georges Island with Ambassatours Gray Line. Souvenirs are available at the Halifax Citadel.
Visitor fees, passes, programs, film and photography permits. Free admission for youth.
Important bulletins, weather, seasonal safety, visitor guidelines.
Tickets and transportation:
Ambassatours Gray Line:
Hours of operation
Open from June to October
Saturdays, Sundays, and select Fridays
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