Plan your visit

Georges Island National Historic Site

Georges Island is located in the middle of Halifax Harbour. Travel to the island on the ferry to Georges Island with Ambassatours Gray Line in Halifax, or by private boat, canoe, or kayak. Visitation is permitted only during specified hours of operation. Admission is charged.

Plan to spend one to two hours on the island, taking in the views of Halifax and exploring Fort Charlotte.

Dress for the weather as visits are offered rain or shine and the experience is almost entirely outdoors.

Services and information

Hours of operation

Wharf and island are open from mid-June to mid-October on Saturdays, Sundays, and some Fridays.

Shop and reserve

Reserve tickets for the ferry to Georges Island with Ambassatours Gray Line. Souvenirs are available at the Halifax Citadel.

Fees

Visitor fees, passes, programs, film and photography permits. Free admission for youth.

Brochures and publications

Island map showing dock, beach, fort, points of interest, washrooms, picnic areas.

Weather

Seasonal and local weather, and trends.

Travel trade

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How to get here

Directions and distances to Georges Island National Historic Site by ferry or private boat, canoe, or kayak.

Location

Georges Island National Historic Site

Halifax, Nova Scotia

44.6413° N, 63.5593° W

Phone
Ambassatours Gray Line: 902-420-1015 / General inquiries: 902-426-5080

Email
georges@pc.gc.ca

Directions

Georges Island is accessible by sea only.

There are two ways to visit:

Take the ferry to Georges Island with Ambassatours Gray Line.

Book tickets

  • online
  • by calling 902-420-1015
  • by visiting one of the Ambassatours Gray Line kiosk locations on the Halifax waterfront

Travel to the island by private boat, canoe, or kayak.

Services and amenities

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