Investments announced for Georges Island
Over $2.07 million in joint funding between the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia for the construction of a new, accessible wharf with floating docks. The project aims to ensure safe access to the island, creating a historical and cultural attraction and enhancing Halifax Harbour for residents and visitors. Work will begin this fall.
The new 45-metre long wharf will provide safe and regular access to the island and include floating docks on each side to support safe public access by tour boats, water taxis, and recreational boats. The project aims to ensure safe access to the island, creating a historical and cultural attraction and enhancing Halifax Harbour for residents and visitors.
The Province of Nova Scotia is contributing $750,000 through the Tourism Revitalization of Icons Program (TRIP), Develop Nova Scotia is investing $285,000, and the federal government is providing $1,035,000 through the Investing in Canada Plan.
Georges Island is a National Historic Site owned and managed by Parks Canada, which is also investing in updates to support public use and programming at the site.
A $1.6 million investment will support new visitor experiences that will enable Canadians to discover and connect with history. Parks Canada will continue to work with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, Acadians, and key stakeholders as visitor experience opportunities are developed to ensure the stories told on the island represent the important and layered history associated with this local landmark.