Georges Island National Historic Site

In the heart of Halifax Harbour

About this Experience
Georges Island is located in Halifax Harbour. Follow the trail and explore the tunnels to discover the importance of this small island and its fortifications in the defence of Canada, the development of Nova Scotia, as part of the Halifax Defence Complex, and as an Acadian internment camp and a prison.
Discover the underground complex beneath Fort Charlotte on Georges Island. This maze of cold brick tunnels once housed the ammunition for the fort’s powerful guns in bomb-proof security. It’s easy to get lost in these cramped passages, so a guide is essential.
New for 2024! Your ticket includes ferry transportation, Parks Canada admission, and a scenic boat tour around the island! Enjoy some extra time on the water and and the unique view of the island fortifications.

Does this Experience require advanced booking?
Yes, advanced booking is required.

Hours of Operation
June 8 to June 30, 2024:
Open Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm
July 4 to September 1, 2024:
Open Monday and Thursday to Sunday (closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays), 10 am to 3 pm
September 7 to October 13, 2024:
Open Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm

Location (ferry boarding)
1751 Lower Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1S5
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Georges Island National Historic Site as seen from above.A person sits on a red Parks Canada Adirondack chair located on Georges Island.