McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park

Months of Operation

May 17 - October 14

Hours Of Operation

(dates subject to change)


Eastern Passage, Halifax Metro




McNabs Island offers over 22 km (14 mi) of hiking trails, a variety of forested and coastal settings, historic sites, and interpretive panels. There are limited day-use facilities and services on McNabs Island; vault toilets are located at Ives Cove, Back Cove, Garrison Pier, Tea House, and Garrison Road. There is no drinking water available.

Military and history buffs, birders and hikers will be enthralled with this park’s intriguing past and beautiful natural surroundings so close to downtown Halifax. Fort McNab, a national historic site, is situated on McNabs Island. Lawlor Island is intended as a natural area and is not open to the public. McNabs Island is accessible by commercial or private boat from Halifax, Dartmouth, Eastern Passage and Purcells Cove.

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Activities: Birding & wildlife, Hiking, Kayaking
Directions: In Halifax Harbour.