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George's Island Lighthouse

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Address: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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How Cool! Georges Island Lighthouse was Right Outside our Cruise Cabin

Georges Island Lighthouse was right outside our cruise cabin when were we docked at Pavillion 22 in Halifax. We had a front row view.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 November 2016
Crossville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Georges Island Lighthouse was right outside our cruise cabin when were we docked at Pavillion 22 in Halifax. We had a front row view.

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Would be nice to go to the island but no one seemed to be selling rides, maybe it is just for the looks.

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Is a focal point of the scene from the Halifax harbour front. It is very picturesque as it sits on the island in the harbour. The history of the island adds to the aura of mystery that surrounds the existence of the lighthouse. We did not go to the island so only saw it from the distance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

As many times as I see this lighthouse from land or sea I still love to look at it . Due to many vessels colliding with George's Island in the fog the Lighthouse was first erected in 1856. For more than a hundred years a light keeper and his family lived on this tiny island. An automated system was installed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

A beautiful island in the Halifax harbour! While it's not accessible to the public, it can definitely be viewed by boat or even from the harbour.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We spent all day on July 10 docked in the harbor at Halifax, Nova Scotia while the Queen Mary 2 was in port celebrating Cunard's 175th anniversary. You can see a lot more from the water than you can on land. For one thing, you can't visit Georges Island National Historic Site any other way than by sea. The small... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

As far as I know, you can't actually go to George's Island Lighthouse, but you can however view it from the waterfront. It's a cute little light house tucked into the grassy hill with a cute abandoned cottage near by.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

This is pretty fantastic! It's cute and distinctive, and it looks so grand just standing out on the island in the middle of the water. I wish we could have gone over to it, but it's a sight to behold from across the water as well!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

I took a whale watching tour and the george's Island Lighthouse was a highlight of the tour. It provided a great addition to the pictures I took there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

The Lighthouse on the Island. This is one of the most seen infrastructure, that Halifax offers to the visitors. there are excursions organized to visit the island and of course the main attraction, but frankly, You don't need to pay to see it. You can easily see or take a picture from the waterfront boardwalk. Or even better, if you... More 

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