History

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

  • 1750-1783
  • 1793-1850s
  • 1850s-1906
  • 1906-1965
  • National Historic Site Designation
Architecture

Georges Island is one of five national historic sites in Halifax which are known collectively as the Halifax Defence Complex.