Plan your visit
Fort McNab is located on McNabs Island in Halifax, Nova Scotia. McNabs Island is a 25-minute private ferry or boat ride from downtown Halifax.
Come prepared with sturdy walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, drinking water and an all-weather jacket.
More information about visiting McNabs Island can be found at the Nova Scotia Provincial Parks website.
Fort McNab National Historic Site
c/o Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
P.O. Box 9080, Station A
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Privately operated passenger ferries depart from the Halifax waterfront and from the community of Eastern Passage during the summer months.
For more information on ferry service to McNabs Island:
- Getting There (Friends of McNabs Island Society)
- McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park (NovaScotia.com)
- Highway access map and McNabs Island map
The closest major airports is Halifax Stanfield International Airport.