Georges Island Canada, Halifax

Georges Island

Georges Island (named after George II of Great Britain) is a glacial drumlin and the largest island entirely within the harbour limits of Halifax Harbour located in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality. The Island is the location of Fort Charlotte - named after King George's wife Charlotte. Fort Charlotte was built during Father Le Loutre's War, a year after Citadel Hill (Fort George). The island is now a National Historic Site of Canada.

Many other islands in Nova Scotia and New England were named after various King Georges or other Georges. Unlike those in the US, those in Canada have as a rule kept that name.