Activities and experiences

Georges Island National Historic Site

Discover how this small island and its fortifications impacted the development of Nova Scotia and the defence of Canada. Take the ferry to Georges Island with Ambassatours Gray Line or arrive by private vessel. Hike the trail from the docks to Fort Charlotte and join a guided tour of the underground tunnels.

A visitor walking through a bricked tunnel.

Tunnel tours

Discover the underground complex beneath Fort Charlotte on Georges Island.

Visitors approach costumed interpreters carrying artillery.

Self-guided tour

Explore the island and discover its complex story.

Visitor eating a lobster roll and chips.

Perfect picnic

Pick up a ready-made picnic and let nature design your dining space. "Bon appétit!"

Visitor enjoying the view from the red chairs.

Red chairs

Find your red chair moment on Georges Island!

Satisfy your curiosity, visit Georges Island!


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Georges Island National Historic Site, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

A montage of the overall experience visiting George's Island National Historic Site. This includes aerial and scenic shots of George's Island National Historic Site and the surrounding area, imagery of the boat transportation traveling to the island and docking, and intriguing snippets of the guided underground tunnel tours with interpreters.

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Things to do

Beaches Beach
Sea birds Bird watching
Boat tour Boat tour
Hiking Hiking
Notice board Interpretation
Lookout Lookout
Interpretation Tours and programs

Services and amenities

Beaches Beaches
First Aid
Information Information
Interpretation Interpretation
Lookout Lookout
No dogs
Picnic area Picnic area
Lookout Red chairs
Toilet Outhouses
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