George's Island National Historic Site Visitor Development

The project proposes to significantly enhance and expand visitor access to George's Island National Historic Site in Halifax Harbour. Visitor usage of the island is anticipated to increase from <1,000 to ~20,000 per year. A range of measures to support visitors to the island will include: vegetation management (grass & brush cutting), fencing (to limit access to hazardous areas), installation of interpretation panels and installation of visitor amenities (picnic areas, benches, garbage cans).

Latest update

05 march 2020 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Georges Island National Historic Site
Telephone: 902-682-4001

  • Location

    • Georges Island National Historic Site (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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