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April 23, 2014 - Trail system redesign for McNabs Island to be unveiled tonight - (Chronicle Herald)

April 21, 2014 - McNabs Island supporters wait for new trail plan - (CBC News)

April 17, 2014 - McNabs Island Trail Development Plan to Enhance Visitors' Experience

December 26th, 2013 - Rucksack Newsletter - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

September 27, 2012 - Fall Fun On McNabs - (Halifax Weekly)

June 4, 2012 - McNabs Island cleanup nets 450 garbage bags - (CBC News)

May 31, 2012 - Nova Scotia parks under review - (CBC News)

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The Friends of McNabs Island Society is a volunteer, non-profit, registered charity, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, that is dedicated to the preservation of McNabs, Lawlor and Devils Islands. The islands are located at the mouth of Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia. These harbour islands provide a glimpse into Nova Scotia's colorful past and unspoiled natural beauty. The Society was incorporated in March of 1990 with the objective to promoting the islands as Parkland. In November, 2002 McNabs and Lawlor Islands became Nova Scotia's newest Provincial Park.

The Friends of McNabs Island promote McNabs Island as a Nature Park and Outdoor Classroom. The Society hosts events on McNabs Island such as picnics, nature and historical tours, and annual beach clean-ups. The society produces maps and brochures, the popular guidebook Discover McNabs Island, island posters and quarterly newsletters. The society maintains the trails with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Parks Canada.

Discover McNabs Island 2nd Edition Book Now Available

Discover McNabs Island is a collection of writings, photos and maps about McNabs Island and to a lesser extent, Lawlor and Devils Islands. Readers will find that Discover McNabs Island is more than just a guidebook. It is a history book and nature book wrapped under one cover.

Originally published in 1995, the second edition of Discover McNabs Island includes updated chapters, new photos and a new chapter on the islands geology that shows how the island is ever changing.

Find out more about this book and order your copy today.

Natural Resources is now allowing camping in the lower field of the Teahouse. Campers must call the Department of Natural Resources at 902-861-2560 for reservations between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

For more information, see the DNR website at

Also note that CAMPFIRES and the consumption of ALCOHOL in McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park are PROHIBITED.

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2014 Fall Foliage Tours
Group reveals Victorian gardens on McNabs
Winter / Spring 2012 Rucksack
Fort Hugonin Saved
Official Island Management Plan - pdf
Cemetery Headstone Information
McNabs Island PowerPoint Presentation
Visitor Survey Report (pdf file)

Hurricane Juan::On September 25, 2005, the NS Dept. of Natural Resources issued a press release announcing the approval of the McNabs & Lawlor Islands Management Plan.

Hurricane Juan::Hurricane Juan caused extensive damage to McNabs Island. The island reopened to the public on May 21, 2004. more....

featured activities ::Backpack McNabs - any day, a hike around the island can be most enjoyable. more....

calendar::Friends of McNab's Island Society Calendar of events. Have a look at our upcoming events. more....

gallery::Image Gallery. Browse our image gallery and enjoy the beauty of McNab's Island through a variety of photographs.
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Friends of McNabs Island Society
P.O. Box 31240
Gladstone RPO
Halifax, NS, B3K 5Y1

(902) 434 2254 - evenings

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