School Groups & Class Trips in Halifax

Field trips provide students with a great opportunity to connect what they are learning in school with the outside world. Each student will get a new view and special experience that will stick with them for years to come. We are proud to offer a number of educational (and FUN) programs that will suit the needs of any classroom or grade.

The Harbour Hopper cruises along the Halifax Harbour approaching Purdy's Towers.
Harbour Hopper Tour

All aboard Halifax's most popular boat tour – the Harbour Hopper Tour – a fun, fast-paced adventure by land and sea! From your seat aboard this impressive, retrofitted military vehicle, you'll have unparalleled views of Halifax’s most noteworthy sites, beautiful landscape, and historic and modern architecture. Your knowledgeable and entertaining guide will share historical facts and lesser-known stories about Halifax while even tossing in the occasional knee-slapper. After winding the streets of Halifax, your adventure continues as you SPLASH into the Halifax Harbour. Your driver is now your captain and there is more to explore! Keep your camera ready for unique photo opportunities of our active harbour, Georges Island National Historic Site, the Halifax Waterfront, and more. This award-winning, fully narrated amphibious tour is one you won’t soon forget!

Two friends observe the lighthouse on Georges Island.
Georges Island School Days

Visit Georges Island National Historic Site in the heart of Halifax Harbour, the place the Mi’kmaq called Kjipuktuk or “The Great Harbour.” Enjoy scenic views from a new perspective and immerse yourself in the rich history of Halifax.

Georges Island School Days will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 and Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 11am to 3pm. The ferry to Georges Island will operate every 40 minutes allowing students, educators, and chaperones, plenty of time to learn, explore and have fun.

Tour Includes
• Return ferry service from Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax
• Parks Canada admission to Georges Island National Historic Site
• Guided tunnel tours (available in English or French, advance notice required for French tours)
• Snacks and lunches are permitted on Georges Island - please pack in, pack out
• Complementary booking for 1 chaperone per every 15 students

COVID-19 and your visit to Georges Island
Masks are no longer required for visitors, but wearing one in indoor public spaces or crowded outdoor spaces is still encouraged as a precautionary measure. Parks Canada staff may continue to wear masks. Physical distancing is still recommended.

Two friends observe the lighthouse on Georges Island.
Explore McNabs Island

Take your school group to McNabs Island for a day trip! Approximately 5-kilometers long by 1.5 kilometers wide, this island is situated near the mouth of Halifax Harbour. Filled with history and beautiful scenery, this island is a perfect destination for an educational outdoor excursion! Two historical highlights are the military forts that were established early in Halifax’s history as part of the Halifax Defense Complex - Fort McNab, a national historic site, and Fort Ives. Friends of McNabs Island Society is an excellent source of information for educators. Visit: to learn more.

Two friends observe the lighthouse on Georges Island.
Prom & Dance Cruise

This two-hour cruise onboard one of our impressive vessels will make any prom or dance party, a night to remember! It will be an energetic and unforgettable evening of music and dancing, and what better way is there to wrap up the end of the school year? The Halifax skyline and surrounding coastal scenery will be the most beautiful backdrop for selfies and group pictures - mementos that will last a lifetime. Catering available upon request.

School Group Program Information Request

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