Parks Canada welcomes you to Georges Island National Historic Site in the heart of the place the Mi’kmaq called Kjipuktuk, or “The Great Harbour.” Book your trip to the island online with Ambassatours Gray Line. Learn more about getting here.

Discover how this little island and its fortifications played such a large role as a prison, as an internment camp for Acadians, in the development of Nova Scotia, and in the defence of Canada.

Satisfy your curiosity, visit Georges Island!


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Georges Island National Historic Site, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

A montage of the overall experience visiting George's Island National Historic Site. This includes aerial and scenic shots of George's Island National Historic Site and the surrounding area, imagery of the boat transportation traveling to the island and docking, and intriguing snippets of the guided underground tunnel tours with interpreters.

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Interpretation Tunnel tour
Photo Opportunity Photography
Notice board Interpretation