Top 7 Iconic Landmarks on the South Shore

Top 7 Iconic Landmarks

We’ll admit we’ve never done the math on the number of marvellous things there are to see and experience here on Nova Scotia’s South Shore – but we’ll ballpark it at a million. While we’re busy adding – we’ll give you these Top 7 Iconic Landmarks to get you started. Enjoy!

Peggy’s Cove

Peggy's Cove Tourism Nova Scotia Photographer Acorn Art Photography

The most-photographed in Canada, this iconic white and red lighthouse lashed by sea spray proudly marks the entrance to the sheltered cove that’s filled with gently bobbing fishing boats. It’s a Nova Scotian image for every visitor’s photo album. It’s postcard-perfect, even shrouded in mist.

Bluenose II

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Nova Scotia’s world-famous sailing ambassador Bluenose II, a replica of the original schooner depicted on the Canadian dime, has drawn thousands of visitors to the Lunenburg waterfront. Visit their official site for all the details

Oak Island

Oak Island photo credit Tourism Nova Scotia

The Oak Island mystery refers to stories of buried treasure and unexplained objects. Explore Oak Island, where one of the world’s most famous mysteries awaits. Tours must be booked online ahead of time, as access to the island is otherwise prohibited due to the ongoing treasure hunt. Visit their official site for all the details

Ross Farm Museum

Ross Farm Museum credit Tourism Nova Scotia

Step back in time at Ross Farm Museum and explore 60 acres of rolling farmland to discover what life was like on a Nova Scotia family farm over 100 years ago. An authentic living heritage site, much of the farm remains the same as it was in the 1800s. The museum is open year-round so plan to climb aboard for a sleigh ride! Visit their official site for all the details

Black Loyalist Heritage Centre

Communications Nova Scotia Photographer Len Wagg

Enjoy the view of Birchtown Bay when you climb up the Shaw Turret, which commemorates all Black Loyalist communities. Visit the Lindsay Gallery for a multimedia presentation of the Black Loyalist Journey from Africa to the United States, then Nova Scotia, and back to Africa. Explore the virtual copy of Carlton’s Book of Negroes and search for your ancestors. Before you leave, create a virtual quilt square about your experience. Visit their official site for all the details

Crescent Beaches

Crystal Crescent Beach Lockeport Tourism Nova Scotia

The South Shore offers tons of beaches and two unique ones, both named Crescent Beach! The one located in LaHave is a 2 km long crescent-shaped beach and the only drivable beach in Nova Scotia. The other located in Lockeport is a white sand beach causeway that connects the peninsula of Lockeport to mainland Nova Scotia. This iconic landscape was featured on the Canadian 1954 series $50 bill. For details on these beaches and more click here.

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site Tourism Nova Scotia

The heart of our region and the centre of the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve, Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site abound with untamed natural beauty, wildlife, and rich Mi’kmaw history. Please note, for 2020 camping is limited due to renovations, but the Park remains open. Just outside Liverpool you’ll also discover Kejimkujik National Park Seaside with sand dunes and secluded beaches. Visit their official site here for all the details.

Once you’ve had a chance to visit these Top 7 Iconic Landmarks – be sure to check out more of the amazing things there are to See and Do here on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

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