Georges Island

Georges Island

Walking Tours

Georges Island

From 20.42

The Island is a labyrinth of military works that represented a vitally important element in the sea defences for Halifax Harbour

Georges Island has rich history. It was part of the "Halifax Defence Complex" from the mid-18th century to the Second World War. You will be able to join a guided tour of the underground tunnels at the island courtesy of Parks Canada. Travellers will be able to see part of the Halifax boardwalk which is one of the world's longest urban boardwalks spanning the length of the waterfront - 4 kilometres (2.5 miles)

Free Cancellation Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure
Flex ticket (45Minutes to 5Hours) Duration of experience
Partner Product This is a ticket type product
Independent / Self Drive Type of tour leader

Experience

Hike the trail from the docks to Fort Charlotte and join a guided tour of the underground tunnels. You can order and pick up a perfect picnic lunch through Ambassatours Gray Line and find your dining space on Georges Island. Enjoy incredible views of the city and the Harbour. 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

  • A Ferry ride to and from Georges Island.
  • All Admission Fees and Taxes.
  • Restroom on board the vessel.

  • Food is at an additional cost and a menu will be provided at time of booking.

Once Travellers book the tour, they have the freedom to stay on the Island as they want. Essentially the traveller can stay from 45mins to the complete 5 hours. Please bring food, water if you wish to. During the hot days, it is important to stay hydrated and use any form of hat to shield you from the sun.

Georges Island is very much a family destination, as there’s plenty to do as you take in views of Dartmouth and the Halifax waterfront boardwalk. ... See more

Restrictions
Guides should be aware that this does require some physical activity, including walking uphill. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
Highlights
Hike the trail from the docks to Fort Charlotte and join a guided tour of the underground tunnels. You can order and pick up a perfect picnic lunch through Ambassatours Gray Line and find your dining space on Georges Island. Enjoy incredible views of the city and the Harbour. 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
Includes
  • A Ferry ride to and from Georges Island.
  • All Admission Fees and Taxes.
  • Restroom on board the vessel.
Excludes
  • Food is at an additional cost and a menu will be provided at time of booking.
Essential Information
Once Travellers book the tour, they have the freedom to stay on the Island as they want. Essentially the traveller can stay from 45mins to the complete 5 hours. Please bring food, water if you wish to. During the hot days, it is important to stay hydrated and use any form of hat to shield you from the sun.
Restrictions
Guides should be aware that this does require some physical activity, including walking uphill. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
Itinerary
Georges Island is very much a family destination, as there’s plenty to do as you take in views of Dartmouth and the Halifax waterfront boardwalk. Even the ferry ride in offers picturesque scenery as you head away from the Halifax waterfront.

The main attraction on Georges Island is Fort Charlotte. Fortifications here date to 1750 and include an underground tunnel system. While Georges Island has never been attacked, Fort Charlotte and the surrounding area has been used for ... See more
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