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.
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.