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Fort McNab

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  • Type of destination: National Historic Site
  • Location of destination: Canada - Nova Scotia
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Built between 1888 and 1892, this Fort was a key element of harbour defence from 1888 to the Second World War. As such the site is composed of remnants of late 19th- and early 20th-century defensive works and is part of the Halifax Defence Complex.
Part of McNabs Island Provincial Park, today it is a popular recreational destination with a lot of hiking, beachcombing and birdwatching opportunities, with the largest concentration of nesting osprey in North America.
Guided tours available.
Several ferry and charter boat companies...
Built between 1888 and 1892, this Fort was a key element of harbour defence from 1888 to the Second World War. As such the site is composed of remnants of late 19th- and early 20th-century defensive works and is part of the Halifax Defence Complex.
Part of McNabs Island Provincial Park, today it is a popular recreational destination with a lot of hiking, beachcombing and birdwatching opportunities, with the largest concentration of nesting osprey in North America.
Guided tours available.
Several ferry and charter boat companies offer drop-off and pick-up service, as well as group charters to McNabs Island.
More info on Friends of McNabs Island Society or Mcnabs Island (Powerpoint) Presentation or Historic Places.  
Built between 1888 and 1892, this Fort was a key element of harbour defence from 1888 to the Second World War. As such the site is composed of remnants of late 19th- and early 20th-century defensive works and is part of the Halifax Defence Complex.
Part of McNabs Island Provincial Park, today it is a popular recreational destination with a lot of hiking, beachcombing and birdwatching opportunities, with the largest concentration of nesting osprey in North America.
Guided tours available.
Several ferry and charter boat companies...

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