Haligonians get five more weekends of access to George’s Island – Halifax

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Haligonians will be allowed to visit Georges Island for an additional five weekends this year.Parks Canada announced Tuesday that they’ll be extending the visitor season to the national historic site.The news comes after a high demand for tickets to the island which was not open to the public until this August after a $2 million project to build a permanent wharf was completed.The additional weekends will start Sept. 12 and stretch to the weekend of Oct. 10. Trending Stories Throughout August, Ambassatours Grey Line has been using its Harbour Queen to ferry passengers from Cable Wharf to Georges Island. Story continues below advertisement Tickets can be booked on the company’s website.Despite being located in the middle of Halifax harbour the island was largely off-limits to...

Access granted: Halifax harbour’s Georges Island opens to the public – Halifax

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For decades, Georges Island has been a bit of a mystery.Nestled in the heart of the Halifax harbour, the island can be plainly seen from the waterfront. But because of a lack of infrastructure, like water and electricity, the island has been closed to most of the public.But on Saturday, that all changed.On Thursday, the federal government announced the public will be able to visit Georges Island throughout August on weekend boat tours.READ MORE: Georges Island: public granted access to historic island in Halifax harbourSaturday marked the first day of its reopening, and for history buffs alike, it was a long time coming.“If you’ve never gone here, you have to come,” said visitor Rachael Ingles. “The tour of the tunnels are eerie but cool. The prison house is cool, it’s just oh so cool.” Story continues below...