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Fort McNab National Historic Site

Fort McNab is located on McNabs Island in Halifax, Nova Scotia. McNabs Island is a 25-minute private ferry or boat ride from downtown Halifax. Admission is free. Come prepared with sturdy walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, drinking water, and an all-weather jacket.

More information about visiting McNabs Island can be found at the Nova Scotia Provincial Parks website.

How to get here

Fort McNab National Historic Site

Brochures and publications

Fort McNab National Historic Site

Facilities and services

Services available at Fort McNab National Historic Site


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How to get here


Fort McNab National Historic Site
c/o Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
P.O. Box 9080, Station A
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 5M7




Privately operated passenger ferries depart from the Halifax waterfront and from the community of Eastern Passage during the summer months.

For more information on ferry service to McNabs Island:

The closest major airports is Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

The websites below offer more information about visiting McNabs Island:

Services and amenities

Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Lookout Lookout
Toilet Outhouses
Picnic area Picnic area
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