See & Do

Beach lover? Shopper? Hiker? Biker? History Buff? Foodie? Adventurer? In serious need of rest and relaxation? We got you! In fact, you’ll find something for absolutely everyone to see and do here on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

Whether you’ve come with the family or arrived for a solo sojourn, a romantic holiday or a getaway with your gang you’ll discover all kinds of delightful ways to fill your days and celebrate the nights.

And that goes for all four seasons here on the South Shore – from our sensational springs, to our spectacular summers, our fabulous falls and wonderful winters – every day is different and brings with it something new to experience. Each village and town – around every turn – a special spot to explore – a one-of-kind kind of memory to make awaits you. Just have a look below at all we’ve got on the go and we’ll see you when you get here.

Antiques & Collectibles

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Blockhouse Trading Company

A vintage consignment store that gives 20% to charity. Also sells unique to NS ...
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ABC: Antiques, Books & Collectibles

ABC Antiques, Books and Collectibles is a small shop located in Tantallon, Nova ...
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Brindle Boston Antiques & Giftware

The Brindle Boston Antiques & Giftware hopes to provide its customers and ...
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Cameron's Fine Art & Antiques

Cameron Fine Art Gallery , a member of the Canadian Association of Personal ...
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Crabapple Creek Crafts and Gifts

Visit this lovely store in the beautiful country and enjoy their displays and ...
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LaHave Landing Antiques

Antique furniture, maritime articles, architecture, accessories, textiles, and ...
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Peacocks Vintage

Retro Clothing From All Eras Retro ~ Rock ~ Boho ~ Indie ~ Classic Chic From ...
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Teena's Tiques

Located in a historic church you can discover a trove of antiques, as well as ...
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Thrift Ahoy

A curated thrift shop, which donates a percentage of profit to charity. We ...
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Veronica's Antiques & Variety

A treasure on the South Shore! Take Hwy 103 to exit 28 and follow the signs to ...
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Artisans, Creators, Makers & Galleries

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Amos Pewter

Amos Pewter is one of the most highly visited craft shops in Nova Scotia and is ...
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Barrington Museum Complex Gift Shop

Open year round. Tax free Shopping Site and locally produced items including: ...
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Becky's Knit & Yarn

Located in the Picturesque Town of Lockeport, Nova Scotia. This shop carries ...
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BernArt Art Maze

OPENING JUNE 21st for the 2024 season! Canada’s first art maze! There’s ...
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Captains House Gallery

Opening in June. Located on Chester’s picturesque Back Harbour, the gallery ...
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Chester Art Centre

Throughout the year we offer classes and workshops taught by working ...
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HW Woolworks Studio

​The WoolWorks Studio allows artist Heidi Wulfraat the exciting opportunity ...
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Correia Photo Tintype Studio

Step back in time and experience the magic of Tintype, a photographic process ...
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DesBrisay Museum

DesBrisay Museum, nestled in Woodland Gardens in the heart of Bridgewater, is a ...
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Details Event & Design Studio

Details Event & Design Studio is a full-service wedding planning and design ...
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Dirt to Dishes Pottery

I make a wide variety of pottery pieces both on the wheel and handbuilding. I ...
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Foraged Florals

We are a floral design studio offering workshops and farm stays on our ...
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Heddy's Warm Woolies

Inspired by coastal life, Heather Cook creates handknit cozy warm toques with ...
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Holy Mackerel

Celebrating pride of place, Holy Mackerel is a whimsical retail shop in the ...
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Maritime Painted Saltbox

This unique destination gallery is located in a barn by the river and features ...
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Melissa Morrison Jewellery

Timeless | Limitless | ConsideredNaturally Inspired Modern Heirlooms At MMJ, you ...
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⭐️Misc Sail Wear⭐️

Maritime Inspired Sail Creations is a Nova Scotian buisness located in the heart ...
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Peggy's Cove Festival of the Arts

Since its launch in 2011, the Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts has grown ...
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Queens Coast Trading Company

Queens Coast Trading Company is a loose leaf organic tea company based in ...
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Raymond Chow Art

Raymond's studio is situated on 2/3 of an acre where he has an amazing ...
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SeaTheLight Candle Co

Clean, toxin-free scented products designed specifically with the sensitive nose ...
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Shelburne Barrel Factory

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Shelburne Museum Gift Shop

Pick out your favorite whimsical whirligig, pottery and other handmade craft or ...
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Swallowtail Bunting

Everything is better with bunting!A sign of special gatherings and events, this ...
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The Ark

The Ark is a community organization that offers skill building opportunities to ...
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Tottie's Crafts

Tottie's Crafts was opened in 1982 and is run entirely by volunteers. Tottie's ...
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Amicus Gallery

Amicus Gallery has a collection of Fine Art & Fine Craft. The work in the ...
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Andora Gallery Ag

Andora Gallery is the home of printmaking and ceramics by artist Peter ...
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Aspotogan Arts and Crafts

The Aspotogan Arts & Crafts is a non-profit volunteer group formed in the ...
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Birdsall - Worthington Pottery

Celebrating our 40th year in business, NSCAD graduates, Pam Birdsall and Tim ...
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Blue Hog Gallery and Food Truck

Blue Hog Gallery is located in one of the most spectacular settings, an area ...
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Blue Shutters Art Gallery & Antiques

Local Artists and Multiple Antique Dealers in one shop mean a great variety of ...
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Bradford Naugler's Folk Art

Bradford Naugler, well known as a folk artist, is famous for his peacocks, ...
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Cameron's Fine Art & Antiques

Cameron Fine Art Gallery , a member of the Canadian Association of Personal ...
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CC Lord Studio Gallery

Transforming from a farmer's market artist to a gallery owner, CC Lord Studio ...
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Chez Glass Lass

The wholesale and manufacturing division of Kiln Art is located in the village ...
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Coastal Queens Place

Coastal Queens Place is a craft room, gallery, everyday yard sale and a hostel ...
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Comfort and Joy Artisan Nova Scotia

Comfort and Joy Artisan Nova Scotia is located in the heart of downtown ...
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Concrete Creations (Cosby's Garden Centre)

Open 7 days per week. Quality products for landscaping and home gardens. Enjoy a ...
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Cranston Gallery

Cranston Gallery offers a unique collection of work by multiple different ...
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Dockside Woodcraft and Mary's Studio

Earl’s handcrafted rustic chairs, tables, benches, and garden items fashioned ...
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EOH Leathercraft

Handmade, full grain leather products, located in Shelburne NS
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Folkworks Studio Gallery - Robert Danielis

Folk art is the personal artistic expression of people who are untrained in the ...
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Gail Patriarche Gallery

The Gail Patriarche Gallery overlooks the beautiful Lunenburg harbour and is ...
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Going Coastal Fine Art & Furnishing

We are a local family-owned and operated custom furniture store & art ...
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Have a Yarn

Have a Yarn - "fine yarn, friendly help". We have a vast collection of yarns, ...
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Heart to Hand Studio

Heart to Hand Studio is an award winning Fine Art, Craft and Design Studio, ...
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Henriette's Fibre Art Studio and Gallery

Hand hooked and wet felted pieces for your home, and crochet pieces mounted on ...
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Homegrown Skateboards

Come out to Lahave to enjoy an indoor skate bowl. Skateboards and clothes are ...
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Jim Smith ~ Fine Studio Pottery

This studio/showroom is housed in a charming, carefully restored circa 1860 ...
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Kellough Art Studio

Watercolour paintings, painted furniture and photographic reproductions. ...
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Lahave Craft Co-op

Using leather, metal, gemstones, clay, glass, paper, wood, stone, paint, fabric ...
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Laurie Swim Art Gallery of the Atlantic

The Laurie Swim Art Gallery of the Atlantic is located at the entrance to the ...
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Local Artisans Gift Shop

Offering a large variety of locally made gifts from pottery to jewelry, you are ...
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Lunenburg Art Gallery

The Lunenburg Art Gallery’s mandate is to present fine art to the beautiful ...
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Mariner Crafts

Purveyors of fine Maritime crafts since 1986. A lovely artisan shop offering ...
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Nova Terra Cotta Pottery

Nova Terra Cotta Pottery is solely owned and operated by Joan Bruneau, a ...
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Pam Stevenson Jewellery and Collectables

 "Home of the Spinner Ring" Pam Stevenson Jewellery & Collectables ...
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Peer Gallery

Peer Gallery is a contemporary art gallery established in 2001, located in the ...
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Quartet Gallery

The Quartet Gallery is a place where local artists offer varieties of affordable ...
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Reviving Design

Handcrafted reclaimed home décor items and quality linens and textiles can be ...
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Rick L. Silas - Silastial Glass Art

Rick L. Silas is a master of cold worked glass, artists, innovator, and creator ...
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River House Rug Hooking

Local Rug Hooking original designs for sale and rug hooking supplies and ...
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Sattler Stained Glass Studio

Sattler Stained Glass Studio is your fabrication and restoration studio of ...
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Scotian Ironworks

Specializing in Custom Ironwork ~ Allow Scott who is an artist blacksmith ...
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Sea Witch Collectables

Sea Witch Collectables studio shop features original ocean inspired art by ...
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Square Peg Gallery

Merydie Fjarlie is a Canadian artist working in the specialized medium of Metal ...
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Station 20 Craft Shoppe and Museum

Built circa 1905, the Chester Train Station a community landmark, located off ...
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The Brindle Boston

Curated vintage items and giftware. This shop carries a little bit of everything ...
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The Glass Bakery

Quality handcrafted glass gifts with personalities, offering you a moment of ...
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The Village Emporium

Surrounded by an eclectic variety of local businesses, breathtaking scenery and ...
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The Whirlygig Factory

The answer is blowin' in the wind. Located at 6833 Hwy 3 along the lighthouse ...
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Tides Turning

Don creates breathtaking sculptures which instantly become the focal point in ...
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TJ's Country Crafts

Browse through hand-crafted locally made crafts, nautical decor, jewelry, sea ...
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Two Fishes Pottery Studio

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Van Fancy Oars and Paddles

We make oars, paddles for canoes and kayaks, boat hooks, mast, boom, yards, and ...
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Verna's Camperdown Folk Art

You can find Verna in Camperdown, which is a quiet, serene part of Lunenburg ...
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Village Glassworks

With over 30 years experience in the Stained-glass business, this is the place ...
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Wavewood Design Fine Art Gallery

Wavewood Designs has been developed through the hard work of Bono Misner and ...
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Westcote Bell Pottery and Studio

The studio and two showrooms are located in a 150 year old boat house that sits ...
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Whiskey Jack Gallery

Whiskey Jack Gallery is a seasonal, fine art gallery showcasing reclamation, ...
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Wile Carding Mill Museum

Open seasonally, Wile Carding Mill Museum explores the story of wool, ...
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Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON! Wishing Stones Studio & Gallery is located in the old ...
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Beaches

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Kingsburg Beach

A long sheltered beach known for nice calm waves and warm waters. Kingsburg ...
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Cherry Hill Beach

Cherry Hill Beach offers a direct route to happiness via its empty curve of fine ...
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Thomas Raddall Provincial Park

Thomas Raddall Provincial Park is the perfect place to go for a day of fun. ...
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Sand Hills Beach Provincial Park

Sand Hills Beach Provincial Park features a 2.5KM white sand beach. At low tide ...
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Freda's Beach

Freda's beach is a great spot for an afternoon with the family. The children ...
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Sandy Point Lighthouse Beach

This lighthouse is close to the mouth of Shelburne Harbour. This is one of ...
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North East Point Beach

Located across the Causeway from the center of Barrington Passage. This beach is ...
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Roseway-Round Bay Beach

Situated south and west of Shelburne Harbour, the twin beaches of Round Bay are ...
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Crescent Beach

Lockeport Crescent Beach This is considered the main beach in the Lockeport ...
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Green Bay Beach

Green Bay Beach is divided into small sections by boulders, the cove keeps the ...
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Broad Cove Beach

Broad Cove Beach has a nice private sand area, and the cove is partially ...
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Graves Island Beach

Joined to the mainland by a short causeway, Graves Island Provincial Park is ...
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Rissers Beach

Whether you want to swim, search for sea shells, or just spend the day relaxing ...
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Crescent Beach

Connecting the LaHave Islands to the mainland, this beach stretches out from the ...
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Daniel's Head Beach

Walk for miles on this white sand beach. Like all our beaches, Daniel's Head ...
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Beach Meadows Beach

Follow Route 3 through Brooklyn, and there will be signs to a beautiful white ...
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Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Kejimkujik National Park Seaside may take your breath away. Either follow the ...
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The Hawk Beach

The Hawk Beach is located on the most southerly tip of Nova Scotia. Walk this ...
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Bayswater Beach Provincial Park

A white-sand beach and a picnic area. Beach is supervised (July-August/STC). ...
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Hirtle's Beach

A nature enthusiast’s paradise! Categorized as a living beach because the ...
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Hunts Point Beach

For anyone seeking a small, quiet beach, Hunts Point might be the answer. Park ...
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Mason's Beach

One of Nova Scotia's excellent beaches just outside the UNESCO Town of ...
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Summerville Beach Provincial Park

This beach has a one kilometer stretch of soft white sand, and it's backed by ...
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Stoney Island Beach

One of the more secluded beaches on Cape Sable Island. When you walk along the ...
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Welkum Park

Welkum Park is owned and operated by the Municipality of the District of ...
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Westhavers Beach

Only 6 minutes away from the Town of Mahone Bay, Westhavers is the closest ...
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Johnson's Pond

A small parking lot and access path are located on the Port l’Hebert end of ...
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Crow Neck Beach

Crow Neck beach is located in Bacarro. There is limited parking- you will need ...
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Meisner's Beach

East River is the western starting point for the Aspotogan Pennisula. Directly ...
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Mill Cove Beach

Tucked into a protected cove between Fox Point and Northwest Cove - Mill Cove ...
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Oxners Beach

Welcome to Oxner’s Beach, a private 63 acre beach and marsh owned by the ...
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Louis Head Beach

Popular all year round with walkers and runners, it’s long been a place where ...
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Fox Point Beach

  Fox Point Beach is situated in the little fishing network of Fox Harbor ...
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Mushamush Beach Park

Mushamush Beach Park is a municipal treasure! Located on Mushamush Lake in ...
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Spindler Beach

Also called Feltzen South Beach to some, this quiet blue sand beach is a great ...
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Eagle Head Beach

About 10 minutes east of Liverpool. The white sand beach doesn't have a lot of ...
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Golf Courses

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Aspotogan Ridge Golf

The Golf Course is designed by Atlantic Canada’s leading golf course ...
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Bluenose Golf Club

The Bluenose Golf Club is a public 9-hole par 35 which offers fun and pleasant ...
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Chester Golf Club

Chester Golf Club offers visitors the magic of a classic golf course in a ...
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Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Osprey Ridge Golf Course 18 Hole Championship Golf Course. Home of the 2009 N.S. ...
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River Hills Golf & Country Club

Scenic, welcoming, and fun! Our Course will take you along the beautiful Clyde ...
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Sherwood Golf & Country Club

Sherwood Golf & Country Club, Nova Scotia’s best kept secret. Sherwood is ...
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White Point Golf Course

Our golf course at White Point has challenged golfers of all levels from around ...
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Lighthouses

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Fort Point Lighthouse

The Fort Point Lighthouse is Nova Scotia's third oldest surviving lighthouse. ...
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Baccaro Point Lighthouse and look off

Perched at the edge of the ocean, this lighthouse is an important seabird ...
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Medway Head Lighthouse

The "pepper-pot" tower visitors see today on Long Cove Road is the fourth ...
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Cape Sable Lighthouse

Built in 1861, the Cape Sable Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Nova ...
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Sandy Point Lighthouse

The Sandy Point Lighthouse is located close to the mouth of Shelburne Harbour. ...
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Carter's Island Lighthouse

Built in 1872 by James A. Hayden at a cost of $460, the original Carter Island ...
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Gull Rock Lighthouse

In 1762, two families left Massachusetts to establish a new colony closer to the ...
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Bon Portage Lighthouse

The Bon Portage Island lighthouse was established in 1874. For 110 years, 16 ...
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Port Medway Lighthouse

The Port Medway Lighthouse is in the community of Port Medway, about 22 ...
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Heritage & Culture

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Black Loyalist Heritage Museum

The Black Loyalist Heritage Site, located in Birchtown on Nova Scotia’s South ...
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Barrington Museum Complex Gift Shop

Open year round. Tax free Shopping Site and locally produced items including: ...
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Cape Sable Historical Society

The Cape Sable Historical Society operates a genealogical research centre ...
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Chester Playhouse

Welcome to the Playhouse!For 80 years friends, families and visitors to our ...
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Dory Shop Museum

Step into this authentic harbour-side dory factory to discover the historic ...
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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic provides a perfect experience on the ...
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Lunenburg Walking Tours

Your authentic Lunenburg experience starts right here. For more than 30 years, ...
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Hank Snow Hometown Museum

Hank Snow was a country music artist who was born in Brooklyn, Queens County in ...
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DesBrisay Museum

DesBrisay Museum, nestled in Woodland Gardens in the heart of Bridgewater, is a ...
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Lunenburg Doc Fest

Join us for 7 days of film and fun at the 10th annual Lunenburg Doc Fest!   ...
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Old Meeting House Museum

For two centuries people have gathered at the Old Meeting House for township ...
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Queens Museum of Justice

A Greek Revival Temple Style building, the Queens Museum of Justice was built in ...
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Queens County Museum

The Queens County Museum is in Liverpool, a quick drive or walk from the ...
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Ross Farm Museum

Established in 1969, The Ross Farm Museum is located on highway #12 in New Ross, ...
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Seal Island Light Museum

A unique experience awaits visitors to the scenic community of Barrington on ...
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Shelburne County Museum

Get to know the heart and soul of Shelburne Town and surrounding County through ...
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The Astor Theatre

The Astor Theatre is the oldest performing arts venue in Nova Scotia and was ...
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The Old Court House

Located in Barrington, on Nova Scotia's South Shore, the Old Court House, which ...
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Shelburne Barrel Factory

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Woolen Mill Museum

The Barrington Woolen Mill was a thriving producer of woolens in the late 19th ...
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Barrington Lobster Pot Christmas Tree

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Lunenburg Lobster Trap Christmas Tree

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Port Mouton Lobster Trap Christmas Tree

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Archelaus Smith Museum

Answering the British invitation to re-settle Acadia, Archelaus Smith came to ...
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Blacksmith Shop Museum

On the bank of the Mersey River in Milton, the Blacksmith Shop Museum is open ...
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Chapel Hill Museum & Sea Tower

Chapel Hill was formerly a United Baptist Church built in 1856 on the site of ...
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Chester Train Station

The Chester Train Station was built around 1905 and is located just off North ...
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Fort Point Museum

The First Capital of all of New France from 1632 - 1636. Before beginning your ...
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Founders Memorials

A Monument was dedicated on Blockhouse Hill In 1988, to those founding settlers ...
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Knaut-Rhuland House Museum

The Knaut-Rhuland House Museum is a late 18th century residence located in ...
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Lightfoot Tower Zoe Valle Memorial Library

The Lightfoot Tower was constructed circa 1904, by American attorney Alfred Ross ...
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Lordly House Museum

The Lordly House Museum was built circa 1806, by Capt. McCurdy. Evergreen Hall, ...
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Lunenburg Academy

Lunenburg Academy is Lunenburg’s most prized architectural masterpiece, it is ...
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Lunenburg Fishermen's Memorial & Tribute

Lunenburg Fishermen's Memorial & Tribute is a tribute to commemorate and ...
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Mahone Bay Museum

The Mahone Bay Museum is a small community museum currently open by appointment ...
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Maple Cottage

The Maple Cottage built in 1870 became the first Municipal office in 1879. Today ...
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North Queens Heritage House

The North Queens Heritage House museum is an old farmhouse. Milton Foster ...
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Old French Cemetery

The Old French Cemetery in Lunenburg Nova Scotia is located close to the ...
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Osprey Arts Centre

The Osprey Arts Centre is the arts performance hub of Shelburne County. Each ...
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Ross-Thomson House & Store Museum

Nova Scotia's only 18th-century store Travel back in time to discover 1780s Nova ...
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Samuel Wood Museum

CURRENTLY CLOSED- Opening summer of 2023 Wood's Harbour was settled 10 years ...
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Shag Harbour UFO Interpretive Centre

The Shag Harbour UFO Interpretive Centre, located in the fishing village of Shag ...
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Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society

The Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society is your resource for ...
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Tancook Museum

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. The museum was officially opened in 1995 and features ...
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The Ovens Museum

This beautiful piece of land first gained an international reputation during the ...
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UNESCO World Heritage Monument

UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural ...
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Liverpool International Theatre Festival

We are welcoming the world back to Liverpool for our international theatre ...
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Three Churches

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church In 1864, St. John’s was founded in ...
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Bayview Cemetery

Bayview Cemetery is situated on a hillside above Edgewater Street at the head of ...
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Wile Carding Mill Museum

Open seasonally, Wile Carding Mill Museum explores the story of wool, ...
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Heritage Boatyard Co-operative

The Heritage Boatyard Co-op is a non-profit volunteer group that actively ...
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