McNabs Island

EASY 6 reviews

McNabs Island is a 8.4 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.4 km
105 m

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



McNabs Island is the larger of two islands located in McNabs and Lawlor Island provincial Park, in the harbour between Halifax and Dartmouth. The island is 5km long and about 1.5km wide and offers historical and natural features, as well as educational and recreational opportunities. The main consideration when visiting McNabs is the necessity to arrive by either commercial or private boat. The island offers numerous hiking trails, and visitors can spend the night if they call the DNR site in Waverley for a permit.

9 months ago

We went to McNabs for an overnight camping trip and it was great! The water taxi picked us up in Eastern Passage and brought us to a beach on the island. We hiked the whole island and got to see many cool things (fort, battery, cannons). Highly recommend this trip :)

Monday, February 06, 2017

Awesome day trip!

Monday, June 08, 2015

know before you go!

1. you can only arrive here by boat. so plan ahead

2. bad back or weak ankles? maybe not ideal. there are several areas where you are walking on beach stones.

3. watch the weather! trails/paths flood easily. and if winds are too high, some boats won't take you.

4. the fort is nice but no reenactments like at the citadel.

5. overall it was a nice "walk in the woods and harbor view.

7 months ago

8 months ago


Sunday, June 07, 2015