McNabs Island renovations make getting to park, exploration easier

HALIFAX – McNabs Island is changing to provide a more accessible way to get to and explore the park.

“This will, I think, also provide a stimulus to some of the tourism activity that we’re beginning to experience in Nova Scotia,” said Colin MacLean, president and CEO of Waterfront Development.

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The organization and the Friends of McNabs Island Society partnered to bring half a million dollars in renovations and additions to the island, including new signage posts with directions, two more toilets, an information kiosk, and a floating dock, over the past year.

Media outlets were provided with transportation and a tour of the island on Friday.

Cathy McCarthy, president of Friends, estimated 12,000 people visit the island each year.

The plan is to eventually renovate a tea house for visitors, among other projects, she said.


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