Having never traveled to the island before, friends and I decided to make our way over to McNabs Island. The largest island that sits in the middle of Halifax Harbour, McNabs has a varied history that dates back to the mid 1700s. It has been home to military fortresses, families, Victorian Gardens, carvinal grounds and unfortunate mutineers on Hangmans Beach.
The island is semi-deserted now. You see people and boats visiting for the day or night. Our adventure was short but sweet. We spent the afternoon mainly exploring Fort McNab before running out of water in the hot sun and having to catch our boat back into the city. The rest of the island and its forgotten secrets will have to wait ;)
For more about the history of McNabs Island visit the Friends of McNabs Island Society website.
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