We had so much fun last year, we thought we’d do it again!
Join the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Friends of McNabs Island Society on a summer day trip to McNabs Island.
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Where:Depart from Fisherman’s Cove, Eastern Passage
Cost: $15 per person*
Departure Time:10 a.m.
Return Time:3:30 p.m.
McNabs Island is a part of Halifax that is seen but seldom visited. Join us for a day trip to the island and learn a little bit while you’re there. Participants will enjoy a chance to explore McNabs Island in Halifax Harbour, and learn from professors from each Faculty about the historical and ecological significance of this space.
* Boxed lunches can be ordered in advance for $10 each (tax incl.) Please note that a boxed lunch is not sufficient food and water for the day, so each participant is responsible for bringing enough snacks and water for the day.
SPACE IS LIMITED. Please register early. The charter boat can take up to 28 people each trip. If there is enough interest and a second charter is required, the departure and arrival times will be updated.
10 a.m. – leave Eastern Passage for McNabs
10:45 a.m. – talk #1
11:30ish – Opportunity to explore the island and eat lunch
1:30 p.m. – talk #2
2:30 or 3ish – re-board the boat
3-ish – return to Eastern Passage
The event will take place rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. In the event that marine conditions prevent the charter boat from traveling to and from the island, participants will be reimbursed.
Some important details:
- Visit the island at your own risk. There are NO emergency facilities or telephones. There will be people with first aid training, a first aid kit, and cell phones available within the group in case of any emergencies. Remember that the old forts, wharves and other ruins may contain hazards.
- As at many exposed coastal sites, the weather tends to be variable and cooler than on the nearby mainland. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and be prepared in case of unexpected weather changes.
- Drinking water and food are not available on the island. Please be prepared and bring enough food and water for your visit.
- Pit toilets are situated at six locations on the islands.
- Keep the island clean by following the “pack-in” and “pack-out” motto: take your garbage off the island when you leave.
- Beaches are NOT supervised.
- Bicycles, including mountain bikes, are restricted to the main roads, Garrison and Old Military Roads; motorized vehicles are prohibited.
- Cutting trees is NOT permitted.
- NO CAMPFIRES or BBQs are permitted on McNabs Island due to the extensive amount of dead trees uprooted by Hurricane Juan in 2003. Campers are permitted to use campstoves only.
- Help protect the island’s natural and cultural heritage. Please do not damage or remove trees, shrubs or plants, or disturb any buildings or ruins on the island. Removal of any artifacts from the island is strictly prohibited.
- Hunting is prohibited on McNabs and Lawlor Islands.
Have questions? Please contact:
Dawna MacIvor, alumni officer for the Faculty of Science, at 902-494-8443 or email@example.com; or
Krista Armstrong, alumni officer for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at 902-494-6288, or firstname.lastname@example.org.