Thanks to its peerless position in Halifax Harbour, Georges Island was occupied by military forces for 200 years from 1750, acting as a key fortification protecting access to a key British station. Created by deposits left by glaciers thousands of years ago, the small island stood guard while battles raged for control of the East coast. Georges Island does not currently offer a visitor program, but special events are occasionally held, offering a rare opportunity to visit. Learn more about this site.

Getting here

PO Box 9080 Postal Station A
Halifax NS B3K 5M7

Hours of operation

Georges Island is not open for general visitation at this time; however, from time to time there may be opportunities to visit the island in conjunction with special events.

Fees

Georges Island is not open to general visitors at this time. However, occasionally is may be possible to visit in conjunction with special events.

Contact us

Telephone: 902-426-5080
Email: halifax.citadel@pc.gc.ca

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