The Tall Ships Regatta (RDV 2017) in Halifax was absolutely breath-taking. There were all kinds of different events and activities along the waterfront. Georges Island was even opened to the public! Naturally, I had to get out there. This was a rare opportunity and the ferry was transporting the public to and from the island for $15 (round-trip). I couldn’t say no to this great deal so I bought a ticket and headed to the ferry terminal.
I got on the 11 am ferry with hundreds of other people on our way to Georges Island. It was no more than 15-20 minutes to arrive at the island. I was in for an adventure!
The island is home to Fort Charlotte, a star shaped fortification. It’s part of The Halifax Defence Complex which also includes Fort McNab, York Redoubt, Prince of Wales Tower, and Halifax Citadel. The city was well equipped to deal with any potential attacks. Exploring the island provided some incredible views overlooking the city and the harbour. It was stunning to see Halifax from a different angle.
While on the island, I explored the tunnels, the Lower Battery, the Married Officers Quarters, and Fort Charlotte Parade Square to name a few. It’s not every day that this island is opened up to the public in such a celebratory and historical fashion. It was an experience I will never forget!
I spent a couple hours on Georges Island, exploring, taking in the views and soaking up the sun before heading back to Halifax on the ferry. I can now say that I’ve made it out to Georges Island. A great adventure!